Dr. Jeffrey Potteiger
Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Dean of The Graduate School, joined Grand Valley State University in July of 2010 and is a professor in the Department of Movement Science. He received his Ph.D. from Auburn University, his M.S. degree from McDaniel College, and his B.S. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Potteiger has been a faculty member at Indiana State University, the University of Kansas, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Miami University. Dr. Potteiger has served in university administrative roles as a laboratory director, graduate program director, department chairperson, dean, and associate provost for research.
Dr. Potteiger began his professional career as a public school teacher in Pennsylvania before becoming involved in education at the university level. He has over 100 published research articles, books, and book chapters much of which has involved work with students. Dr. Potteiger recently published the 3rd edition of the textbook titled ACSM’s Introduction to Exercise Science. His broad research interest is in how physical activity and nutrition influence health and disease. Much of Dr. Potteiger’s recent research activity has been focused on the role of exercise and dietary intake on the use of carbohydrates and fats by the body.
In addition to his role as Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Potteiger serves as the GVSU Authorizing Institutional Official for all research activities and as the university Research Integrity Officer. Dr. Potteiger contributes to his profession by serving on the editorial boards of several journals and as a leader in the American College of Sports Medicine.