Political Science and Criminal Justice

Andy Potter, Ph.D.

MPA Program Coordinator
Andy Potter joined the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice in 2016, and teaches courses on organizational theory, public administration, and health policy. As a health services researcher, his research focuses on the family caregivers of older adults, and their access to potentially beneficial supports and services. He is also working on projects related to Medicaid managed care, homelessness, and rural access to health care. Prior to his appointment at Chico State, he studied at the University of Iowa, UCLA, and Pomona College. He has also worked in the labor movement and affordable housing advocacy. Through his teaching, research, and service, his goal is to help students and others look beneath the media frenzy surrounding politics to better understand how public policy affects real people.