Sharyn J. Potter

Executive Director of Research for PIRC
Phone: (603) 862-3630
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 345A, Durham, NH 03824
Sharyn Potter


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Emory University
  • B.S., State University of New York

Research Interests

  • Sexual violence bystander prevention and response strategies for university, military and community settings

Courses Taught

  • JUST 602: Research Internship
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research
  • SOC 545: Sexualized Violence
  • SOC 595: Independent Reading & Research
  • SOC 699: Senior Thesis
  • SOC 792: Internship Independent Study

Selected Publications

Potter, S. J., Fountain, K., & Stapleton, J. G. (2012). Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence in the LGBT Community Using a Bystander Framework. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 20(4), 201-208. doi:10.3109/10673229.2012.712838

Potter, S. J., & Stapleton, J. G. (2012). Translating Sexual Assault Prevention from a College Campus to a United States Military Installation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(8), 1593-1621. doi:10.1177/0886260511425795

Potter, S. J. (2012). Using a Multimedia Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Active Bystanders on the College Campus. Journal of American College Health, 60(4), 282-295. doi:10.1080/07448481.2011.599350

Potter, S. J., & Banyard, V. L. (2011). The Victimization Experiences of Women in the Workforce: Moving Beyond Single Categories of Work or Violence. Violence and Victims, 26(4), 513-532. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.26.4.513

Potter, S. J., & Stapleton, J. G. (2011). Bringing in the Target Audience in Bystander Social Marketing Materials for Communities: Suggestions for Practitioners. Violence Against Women, 17(6), 797-812. doi:10.1177/1077801211410364

Potter, S. J., & Laflamme, D. J. (2011). An Assessment of State Level Sexual Assault Prevalence Estimates. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 15(1), 77-86. doi:10.1007/s10995-010-0565-z

Potter, S. J., Stapleton, J. G., & Moynihan, M. M. (2008). Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Media Campaign Illustrating the Bystander Role. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 36(1-2), 39-55. doi:10.1080/10852350802022308

Potter, S. J., & McKinlay, J. B. (2005). From a relationship to encounter: an examination of longitudinal and lateral dimensions in the doctor–patient relationship. Social Science & Medicine, 61(2), 465-479. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.11.067

Potter, S. J. (2001). A Longitudinal Analysis of the Distinction between For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Hospitals in America. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 42(1), 17. doi:10.2307/3090225

Most Cited Publications