Instructor



Michael Pottenger, Ph.D. | Faculty

International American University


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering; University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena, CA
Certificate, Director's Training Program; University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management; Los Angeles CA

While Dr. Pottenger has worked with companies ranging from startups to multinationals, he has over 20 years experience at startup and early stage companies where he has obtained expertise in various aspects of starting and running growth-stage ventures, including: business planning; financing both private and public sources; market research and competitive analysis; corporate management as both officer and board member; establishing strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships; negotiating legal agreements; and developing, managing and licensing intellectual property portfolios for patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks.

Dr. Pottenger holds earned academics degrees from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. His doctoral program included a minor field in Entrepreneurship taken at UCLA's Graduate School of Management, where Dr. Pottenger also obtained certification from the Director's Training Institute executive education program. Dr. Pottenger has developed and taught classes for doctoral, master and bachelor classes in entrepreneurship, business plan writing, business law, corporate social responsibility, organizational leadership, strategic planning, international business, and various topics in mathematics.