Dr. Colin Potts, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Colin Potts joined Missouri S&T June 1, 2021, as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs following a nearly 30-year career at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is responsible for overseeing all academic functions at Missouri S&T as well as academic success, enrollment management, institutional research and data management, international affairs, and Curtis Laws Wilson Library.

At Georgia Tech, Potts served as vice provost for undergraduate education from 2012 to 2021. In that role, he oversaw the offices and programs that govern the entire undergraduate education experience. He also served as a professor of interactive computing at Georgia Tech.

A native of London, Potts holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Sheffield University. Following his Ph.D., he worked as a software engineer and ergonomics consultant before joining Imperial College London’s department of computing. Later, he moved to the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. in Austin, Texas, then joined Georgia Tech in 1992. His research over the past 25 years has spanned the fields of requirements engineering, software design methods, human-computer interaction and information privacy.