Education & Social Sciences

College of Education and Social Sciences.

Potts, Mistie

Mistie Potts

Assistant Professor of Education

Professor Potts earned her B.S. degree in Elementary Education, with a specialization in early childhood and kindergarten, in 2000 from Indiana University at the Fort Wayne campus.  She completed her Masters of Educational Psychology in 2013 from Ball State University, specializing in high ability and gifted learners.  After twelve years of teaching elementary school in Indiana, and several years providing assessments as an educational diagnostician for two school districts, as well as one year as a behavioral therapist, Professor Potts began teaching at the college level. Professor Potts is a lifetime learner and continues to pursue her PhD through Ball State University, specializing in research methods and gifted education. Her current areas of research include perceived creativity, the satiation of curiosity, juvenile delinquency, and suicidal ideation among adolescents. Being a local resident, Professor Potts enthusiastically joined the Manchester University team in 2018. Classes taught by Professor Potts include educational psychology, research methods in education, classroom management/conflict resolution, building communities in schools, general methods for adolescent learners, and teachers in today’s schools.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, refinishing furniture, playing with her French bulldogs, and spending time with her family.