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Dr. Amy D Linder

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Assistant Professor
(919) 530-5463
(919) 530-6156
C221 LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education Complex


Instruct PEDU 1541, PEDU 1080, PEDU 4710, PETE 3100, PETE 3740, PETE 3750, PETE 3760, PETE 2095, PETE 3740, PEDU 3710, PEDU 3730, and PEDU 2080 courses in the department. I've also served as a senator on the Faculty/Senate and on several committees within the Physical Education and Recreation department. Finally, I am the coordinator for the sport coaching minor within the department.


I am a Georgia girl who has adapted to North Carolina as my home. I have been a collegiate basketball/High school coach for eleven years. Graduated from Livingstone College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management while participating as a student-athlete on the 2000 CIAA women's basketball championship team. In 2014, the 2000 CIAA Women's Basketball team was inducted into Livingstone College Hall of Fame. Moreover, in 2011, I obtained a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from North Carolina Central University and l received a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Athletic Administration) from Northcentral University in October 2016.

Research Interests

My research interests include Attitudes of African-American student-athletes from HBCUs compared to African-American student-athletes at PWIs, Hispanic youth and physical activity behaviors, physical activity behaviors among minority youth, and the importance of active engagement in physical activity is to minority groups.


PhD Northcentral University 2016
MS North Carolina Central University 2011
BS Livingstone College 2002


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Selected Publications

1. Linder, A. D., & Harper, A. (2018). Physical Activity Behaviors among Hispanic College Students: An Application of Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. Advances in Physical Education.
2. Jung, J. , & Linder, A. D. (2018). Exploring the Hidden Curriculum in Physical Education. Advances in Physical Education.
3. Linder, A. D., & Harper, A. , & Jung, J. , & Woodson-Smith, A. (2017). Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behaviors Attitude and Intention and their impact on Physical Activity among College Students Enrolled in a Lifetime Fitness Course. College Student Journal.
4. Linder, A. D., & Harper, A. (2016). Physical Activity Behaviors Among College Students Enrolled in Lifetime Fitness Courses: An Application of Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. ProQuest.
5. Woodson-Smith, A. , & Dorwart, C. , & Linder, A. D. (2015). Attitudes towards Physical Education of Female High School Students. The Physical Educator, 73, 460-479.
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