Colin Potts


I teach introductory computer science, and specialization and graduate courses in human-computer interaction, media, and information ethics. I am responsible for TA orientation in the College of Computing and am involved in several campus-wide educational initiatives, including the Center for 21st Century Universities, the programs of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and the planning of a new “X-Degree” that will give undergraduates more academic flexibility. I advocate the development of soft skills, and play an active role in study-abroad programs. My research in several areas (requirements engineering, collaboration in software development, information privacy, ontology of computing) share the parallel themes of how computing technologies affect the way that we think about work and the everyday world and how the way we interact and think affects the technology we deploy. I used to be a psychologist, so that figures.

An academic for most of my career, I have industrial research experience, where much of my responsibility was management and technology transfer.

I’m from the UK, so I spell my sense of humour differently.




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Atlanta, GA 30332-0673