A Mayoral appointee was appointed to the Commission in January, 2009. Hillary Potter is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she teaches criminology courses and her research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and class issues as they relate to crime and violence.
Dr. Potter, a resident of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, was born and raised in Denver and attended Barrett and Stephen Knight Elementary Schools, Kunsmiller Junior High School, Gove Middle School, and South High School.
Dr Potter holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in criminal justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Dr. Potter is the author of Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse (New York University Press, 2008) and the editor of Racing the Storm; Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina (Lexington Books, 2007). As a Mayoral appointee, her term expires December 31, 2013.