Seawolf Advisory!

This morning, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

Joel Potter

Joel Potter

Assistant Professor
ADM 257



  • Ph.D., Philosophy, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2013
  • M.A., Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2008
  • B.A., Philosophy-Humanities, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2006


A father of three, Joel enjoys spending time with his family, walking, reading, fishing, and facilitating discussions about the big questions.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PHIL A211: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL A212: Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL A301: Ethics
  • PHIL A302: Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL A305: Professional Ethics
  • PHIL A309: Mind and Machines
  • PHIL A317: Metaphysics
  • PHIL A321: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL A401: Aesthetics

Research Interests

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Emotion Theory
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Phenomenology
  • Virtue Ethics