Kari Potter

Kari Potter

Chair, Medical Laboratory Sciences


Lee Medicine & Science Hall 302B

Phone: (605) 658-6365

Email: Kari.Potter@usd.edu


Kari Potter is Chair and Instructor of Medical Laboratory Science. She has ten years of experience in the clinical laboratory setting, with over 3 of those concentrating on clinical education.


  • Certificate, Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics, Michigan State University, 2019
  • MS, Medical Laboratory Science, University of North Dakota, 2016
  • BS, Medical Technology, University of South Dakota, 2008
  • BS, Biology, University of North Dakota, 2005
  • BA, Music, University of North Dakota, 2004

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Awards and Honors:

  • Course Design Fellowshp, USD Center for Teaching and Learning, 2019
  • HAMIC Technology Grant, Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee, 2019
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant, USD Center for Teaching and Learning, 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching- nomination, Belbas-Larson Award Committee, 2018
  • Mobile Computing Initiative Grant Award, USD Center for Teaching and Learning, 2018
  • Omicron Sigma, ASCLS-SD, 2018


  • MacCabe, Angela, Potter, Kari, Johnson, Julie. "Interprofessional education collaboration beyond rehabilitation medicine: The how to of planning for success utilizing an IPE simulated emergency as a case example.". Presented at the Nexus Summit Fair Resource Exchange, Minneapolis, MN. (July 2018)
  • Potter, Kari, MacCabe, Angela, Stolle, Barbara, Brantz-Miller, Alycia, Castillo, Melissa, Higgins, Nicole. Incorporating an Interprofessional Education Emergency Medicine Simulation into Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum. Presented at the Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference, Houston. (February 22, 2018)