Ronald Clifton Potter is a lecturer, preacher and writer. He serves as the inaugural Resident Scholar of Christian Thought and Contemporary Culture for the Perkins Institute at the John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation. An ordained Christian minister, Professor Potter is Board Chair of the Institute for Advanced African American Christian Thought in Pasadena, California, an active member of the American Academy of Religion and the Obsidian Society, and serves on the board of the National Black Evangelical Association. He teaches Philosophy and Religion at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Mississippi. He has taught and lectured at numerous institutions including Harvard University in Boston, MA; Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN; the Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia, PA; Clark College in Atlanta, GA; Jackson State University, and other colleges and universities around America and abroad.
Professor Potter received a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and pursued doctoral studies in Theological Ethics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
He is married to Joanie Perkins Potter, an attorney (and daughter of the noted author and Christian leader, Dr. John M. Perkins), and the father of their two daughters, 22 year-old Varah and 15 year-old Karah.
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