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Rebecca Potter

Professor; Director of Sustainability Program; Hanley Sustainability Institute Director of Curriculum

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: English


Email: Rebecca Potter
Phone: 937-229-3295
Fitz Hall 665


Dr. Rebecca Potter is an assistant professor in the Department of English. She also teaches courses for the Women's and Gender Studies Program, particularly in the area of eighteenth and nineteenth century women writers. In 2016, Rebecca was chosen as the first director of the University of Dayton's academic program in sustainability.


  • Ph.D., 2001
  • M.A., Brandeis University, 1998
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 1991

Research Interests

  • 18th century literature
  • Romanticism
  • Literature and the environment