Dr. Dorothy Potter

Department Chair and Professor of Practice

Business Administration, Management, Business Organization

Financial Management, Acquisitions

Areas of Interest:

Management, business organization, financial management, acquisitions


Academic Credentials: 

PhD, Organization and Management with Leadership Specialization, Capella University
MBA, Business Administration, Webster University

MSA, Health Services Administration, Central Michigan University

Graduate Certificate, Teaching and Training Online, Capella University

BS, Mathematics, Bennett College


Professional Certifications:

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Certified Department of Defense Level III Financial Manager (DFMCP3)

Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A)

Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)

Certified Business Manager (CBM)


Relevant Professional Experience: 

Dr. Potter possesses over 20 years of experience in all phases of Federal Financial Management and has had the opportunity to work for the United States Air Force, Army, and Headquarters, Marine Corps as a Federal Financial Manager.  Prior to joining the College of Information and Cyberspace, she held positions as the Risk Management Section Head and Audit Engagement Manager at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. She developed the Audit Remediation framework and subsequently, established the section now in place.  In addition to leading Audit Remediation efforts, she led Audit engagement activities and Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) efforts. She managed the Managers’ Internal Control Program (MICP) and developed the current operational and staffing structure which provides the program with the direct support of senior leadership and visibility required to achieve the programs goals, objectives, and compliance with the GAO Breen Book, FMFIA of 1982, and OMB Circular A-123, Management Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control, Appendix A, Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Appendix D, Compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996. Before joining Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, she obtained extensive Federal government experience working at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and Womack Army Medical Hospital as a Budget Officer, and Joint Special Operations Command as a Budget Analyst. She has received numerous commendations for her career accomplishments. 



Adawi, M. J., Forbes, J. C., & Potter, D. O. (2015). A Qualitative Exploration of Palestinian Managerial Leadership Styles. Middle East Journal of Management. 2(4), 296-311.

Potter, D. O. (2009). The traits/characteristics, attitudes, and effective work environments of servant leaders: A Delphi study. Ann Arbor: ProQuest.

Dr. Potter currently teaches for the University of Phoenix Online as an adjunct and has served in that capacity for over 8 years. She facilitates the capstone course, The Architecture of Leadership, under the School of Advanced Studies, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership program. She also serves as a Dissertation Committee Member for University of Phoenix doctoral candidates.



Leadership for Risk Management, Internal Controls, and Auditing for Leaders (RIA)

Changing World of the CFO (CFF)

White House, Congress, and the Budget (BCP)

The Future of Federal Financial Information Sharing (FFR)