Terry Potter earned undergraduate degrees in Genetics (BSc) and in Immunology (BSc Hons) from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). He received a PhD in Immunology from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and then pursued postdoctoral training at Merck & Co (Rahway, NJ) and then at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM, New York, NY). After being appointed as an Assistant Professor at AECOM, Terry moved to the Department of Immunology at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado in 1988. From 1988 to 2009 Terry conducted NIH-funded research in immunology at National Jewish Health where he rose to the level of Professor. Terry was instrumental in establishing and obtaining stable funding for the University’s PhD program in Immunology and served as director of the program for many years.
In 2009, Terry joined the Provost's Office and coordinated the highly successful efforts that lead to continued accreditation of the University in April 2011. With the recent reorganization of the Office of the Provost, he is responsible for improving the quality of and expanding the University’s academic programs through the management of the review of all academic programs, the development of new academic programs, the review and approval of centers and institutes, general academic planning, and accreditation.