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Amy Potter, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy Potter (Schmutz)
Associate Professor of Geography
Department of Geology and Geography
Office: Armstrong Science Center 1014
Phone: (912) 344-3612
Email: amypotter@georgiasouthern.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2011

  • Major: Geography

M.A., University of Kansas, 2006

  • Major: Geography

B.S., Louisiana State University, 2004

  • Major: Journalism

Research

Cultural/Human Geographies of the Caribbean and U.S. South, Black Geographies, Tourism, Public History

Courses Taught

    • Geog 1130 World Regional Geography
    • Geog 2120 Cultural Geography
    • Geog 3111 Physical Geography
    • Geog 3112 Geographic Information Systems
    • Geog 5530 Environmental Geography
    • Geog 5860 Tourism Geography

Selected Publications

Books

Hanna, S., A.E. Potter, E.A. Modlin, P. Carter and D. Butler (eds.) 2015. Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies, Routledge.

Book Chapters

Boger, R., Low, R., and Potter, A. E. 2019. “Tackling the Wicked Problem of Global Food Security: Engaging Undergraduates Through ArcGIS Online.” Interdisciplinary Teaching About Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future, David C. Gosselin, Anne E. Egger, John Taber (Ed.): 159-177 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 

Cook, M.R. and Potter, A.E. 2018. “Unfinished Geographies: Women’s Roles in Shaping African American Historical Counter Narratives.” After Heritage: Critical Geographies of Heritage from Below, Hamzah Muzaini and Claudio Minca (Ed.): 107-129 United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. 

Cook, M.R. and Potter, A.E. 2018. “Unfinished Geographies: Women’s Roles in Shaping African American Historical Counter Narratives.” After Heritage: Critical Geographies of Heritage from Below, Hamzah Muzaini and Claudio Minca (Ed.): 107-129 United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Bright, C. F., Carter, P., Modlin, E.A., Hanna, S., Potter, A., and Alderman, D. 2019. The Local Role of Southern Tourism Plantations in Defining a Larger Southern Regional Identity as Reflected in Tourists’ Surveys. Geographical Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/gere.12362

Modlin, E.A., Carter, P., Potter, A., Hanna, S., Bright, C., and Alderman, D. 2018. “Can Plantation Museums Do Full Justice to the Story of the Enslaved?: A Discussion of Problems, Possibilities, and the Place of Memory” GeoHumanities: Space, Place and the Humanities. https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2018.1486723

Hanna, S.; Carter, P., Potter, A., Bright, C., Alderman, D., Modlin, E; Butler, D. 2018. Narrative Mapping as a Method for Documenting Spatial Narratives in Museums and Heritage Sites: Measuring the Contested Place of Slavery within Plantation Museums. Journal of Heritage Tourism. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2018.1459628

Finney, J.R. and Potter, A. E. 2018. “You’re out of your place:” Black mobility on Tybee Island, Georgia from Civil Rights to Orange Crush. The Southeastern Geographer 58 (1): 104-124.

Potter, A. E. 2016. “She goes into character as the lady of the house”: Tour Guides, Performance and the Southern Plantation. Journal of Heritage Tourism 11(3): 250-261

Hanna, S., A.E. Potter, E.A. Modlin, P. Carter and D. Butler (eds.) 2015. Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies, Routledge.

Potter, A. E. 2015. “Fighting for the rock at home and abroad:” Barbuda Voice Newspaper as a Transnational Space. Historical Geography 43: 139-157.

Boger, R., S. Perdikaris, A. E. Potter, J. Mussington. 2014. Water resources and the historic wells of Barbuda: tradition, heritage and hope for a sustainable future. Island Studies Journal.

Potter, A.E. and A. Sluyter. 2010. Renegotiating Barbuda’s Commons: Recent Changes in Barbudan Open-Range Cattle Herding. Journal of Cultural Geography.

Potter, A. E.  2009.  Voodoo, Zombies, and Mermaids: U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Haiti in 2004. Geographical Review.


Service

  • Southeastern Georgia Regional Coordinator, Georgia Geographic Alliance
  • Chair, Honors Committee, Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers
  • Chair, SAGE Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers

Last updated: 9/9/2021