As a Mayoral appointee, Dr. Hillary Potter was first appointed to the Commission in February 2009. Dr. Potter is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she teaches criminology courses. Her area of specialization is in 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. 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’s published work includes her books Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse
(New York University Press, 2008) and Racing the Storm; Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina (
Lexington Books, 2007). Her term expires 12/31/2015.