Assistant Professor, Music Education
Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance, Wichita State University
Bachelor of Music Education, University of Kansas
Master of Arts, Arts Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Education Specialist degree, Elementary Administration, University of Central Missouri
Doctor of Philosophy, Music Education, University of Kansas
Jennifer Potter is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at San Diego State University. With specialties in elementary and secondary general music, she instructs undergraduate courses in elementary and secondary music education and music integration for elementary teachers.
Potter holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of Kansas, an Education Specialist degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Central Missouri, a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from Wichita State University.
Her research is focused on pre-service teacher preparation, specifically in positive classroom management strategies. Potter has presented research at the Desert Skies Symposium for Research in Music Education, the Symposium for Music Teacher Education, the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference, and the Kansas Music Educators Association. She is an American Orff-Schulwerk nationally certified teacher and also has certificates in Kids, Choir, and Drumming and Drumming Up the Fun through World Music Drumming.
Previously, Potter taught elementary general music for seven years in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to teaching, she focused on increasing community involvement in music programs, providing funding for instruments and equipment, and establishing an honor choir that performed throughout the year in the local community.