Roberto Hugh Potter is a professor and Sociologist at the University of Central Florida, where he has been teaching since 2008. His work is oriented towards assisting government and community-based organizations in solving social problems. Potter’s specialties include evaluation of justice, family welfare, and evaluation methods for management development in the criminal justice system, with research interests in human trafficking. Potter has resided for nearly 40 years in Florida, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Sociology/Criminology. His experience as a Health and Behavioral Scientist at the Centers for Disease control allowed him to work in corrections and substance abuse with the Division of Violence Prevention. He is utilizing and mentoring others in the research technologies of social science to move evidence-based practices into the world of justice, public health, and welfare. His pragmatic and quantitative approach to the study of human trafficking is unique and applicable to cross-disciplinary research and investigation in the field.
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Addressing Antisemitism and Recent Events in the Caribbean
UCF Student Government address recent antisemitism and antisemitic hate crimes throughout the nation, events in Cuba and Haiti, and support resources for students.
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UCF Researcher Identifies Models For Healthy Aging
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UCF Student Awarded Prestigious AMA Scholarship
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7 Knights Heading to Tokyo’s Summer Olympics, Paralympics
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