Amy Potter, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy Potter

Dr. Amy Potter (Schmutz)

Assistant Professor of Geography
Department of Geology and Geography
Armstrong Campus Hawes Hall 110 D

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

Academic Profile

  • B.S. in Journalism, minor in Geography, University of Kansas
  • M.A. in Geography, University of Kansas
  • Ph.D. in Geography, Louisiana State University

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

    • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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: 9/24/2018

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY • P.O. Box 8149 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0667