Dr. Linder considers herself "a Georgia girl" who has adapted to North Carolina as her home. She graduated from Livingstone College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management while participating as a student-athlete from 1998–2002. In the year 2000, she and her teammates won the 2000 CIAA women's basketball championship. In fact, in 2014, the 2000 CIAA Women's Basketball team was inducted into the Livingstone College Hall of Fame. Moreover, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from North Carolina Central University in 2011 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (concentrating in Athletic Administration) from Northcentral University on October 6, 2016.
For approximately 11 years, Dr. Linder coached both collegiate and high school basketball. As a student-athlete, she coached at several basketball camps and youth camps during the summer months. From 2003–2004, she was an assistant women's basketball coach at Highland Community College located in Highland, Kansas. After one season with HCC, she returned to her alma mater of Livingstone College as an assistant women's basketball coach/recruit coordinator/co-camp coordinator from 2004–2007. After her tenure at Livingstone College, she accepted a physical education teacher/head girls' varsity basketball coach position at Independence High School located in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2007–2008.
In closing, she is an alumnus of North Carolina Central University, having earned her M.S. in 2011. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration for almost 11 years as both an instructor and assistant professor in the tenure track. In this role, she has learned much and grown as an educator and scholar. Dr. Linder looks forward to continuing to contribute to the mission of our department, college and university.
- Linder, A. (2020). Online non-traditional and traditional college students and physical activity behaviors: An application of Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior (in progress).
- Linder, A., Harper, A., Woodson-Smith, A., Jung, J., & Allen, A. (2018). Physical activity behaviors among Hispanic college students enrolled in lifetime fitness courses: An application of Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. Advances in Physical Education (online) (accepted only).
- Jung, J., Ressler, J., & Linder, A. (2018). Exploring the hidden curriculum in physical education. Advances in Physical Education, 8, 253-262.
- Linder, A., Liu, H., Woodson-Smith, A., & Jung, J. (2018). Physical activity behaviors among non-traditional and traditional college students: An application of Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. The Negro Educational Review, 69, 1-4.
- Linder, A., 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, 51 (4), pg. 550.
- Dissertation (2017): Physical activity behaviors among college students enrolled in lifetime fitness courses: An application of Ajzen’ theory of planned behavior (ProQuest). Dr. Arthur Haper- Advisor.
April 2019: National Standards for Sports Coaching. Jones and Barlett Learning.
March 2021: Coaching athletes with hidden disabilities and impairments. In conjunction with SHAPE America. Jones and Barlett Learning.
August 2021: Functional fitness for sports coaches and physical education teachers. Ascend Learning.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter
Linder, A. (2021). Life as a student-athlete In Bowling, L. NCCU Athletics: Eagles Soar. (ONGOING).
Linder, A. (2019). Chapter 3: Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity: for a healthy lifestyle In Tipper, TJ. Fitness for Life (8th ed); Moderate and Vigorous physical activity; online. Durham, NC: Kendall.
2019: Youth Engagement in Sports (YES). Office of Minority Health Grant Objective Committee Reviewer (ORC).
Conference Attendance and Presentations
Rotich, J., & Linder, A. (2022). Utilization of organization resources to promote student success. Virtual presentation during the 2022 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) workshop, January 27, 2022.
Linder, A., Stiefvater, R., & Stoddard, C. (2020). Presentation of academic curriculums at the University College Staff meeting. North Carolina Central University, Feb. 24, 2020.
Woodson-Smith, A., Linder, A., & Patterson, T. (2019). College Athletics in the United States of America. Title IX in College Athletics. Presented information to the U.S. Department of State Sports Diplomacy Visitor Program at North Carolina Central University, October 23, 2019.
Linder, A., Liu, H., Woodson-Smith, A., & Jung, J. (2019). Physical activity behaviors among non-traditional and traditional college students: An application of Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc. Conference, Fayetteville, NC, March 6-9, 2019.
Jung, J., Linder, A., Allen, A., & Woodson-Smith, A. (2018). EdTPA: Challenges and Strategies. 2018 SHAPE America PETE & HETE Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
Jung, J., & Linder, A. (2017). Azjen’s Theory of Planned Behaviors attitude and intention and their impact on physical activity among college students. SHAPE America National Conference, Nashville, TN, March 23, 2018.
- 2022: Social Determinants of Physical Activity among African American Female Cancer Survivors U54 Pilot Project 1 Grant. Smith-Ryan, A., Earp, S., Chen, X., & Linder, A. (FUNDED and ONGOING).
- 2022: College of Health and Science Pilot Project Grant. Webb, K., Graves, L., Linder, A., Hall, K., Keller-Bell, Y., Barrow, J. (FUNDED and ONGOING)
- 2021: RCMI Project 2: Physical activity intervention among African American college students BeFAB-HBCU community. Harrington, C., Linder, A., Webb, K., & Rotich, J. (ONGOING)
- 2021: Alzheimer’s Interprofessional Collaboration Project: Webb, K., Graves, L., Keller-Bell, Y., Linder, A., Powell, K., & Barrow, J. (FUNDED and ONGOING).
- 2021: Women Sports Foundation. Inclusion Girls’ Summer Camp. Woodson-Smith, A., Linder, A., & Allen, A. (not funded)
- 2021: NCCU Implementation Science Fellowship and Pilot Program. Increasing Physical Activity Opportunities for Among Young African American Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Webb, K. Brown, B., Damodaran, T. Linder, A., Rotich, J., & Sujayalakshmi, D. (ACCEPTED on 6-14-2021)
- 2020: Integrative Wellness Approach for African Americans Grant Proposal. Graves, L., Alick, C., & Linder, A. (not funded)
- 2020: NCCU Internal Grant Proposal- Justification for Bone Densitometry Machine ($119,900.00). Rotich, J., Woodson-Smith, A., Linder, A., Tipper, T., & Jung, J (not funded)
- 2018: CMSI Research Fellowship with Dr. Hsin-Yi Liu, and Dr. Amy D. Linder (FUNDED). Dr. Liu used my fitness class for collecting data from the pre-test/post-test assessments.
- 2017: NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program (not funded). SOAR FIT! Fitness, Nutrition, and Athletic Identity Strategies for Student-Athletes Transitioning out of Competitive Sport. Woodson-Smith, A., Linder, A., Jung, J., & Tipper, T.
- Woodson-Smith, A., Guo, L., & Linder, A. (2022). Sports Envoy Alumni Funding for COVID-19Relief Project Impact of Adapted Sports and Tai Chi on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Disabilities Post Covid-19 Restrictions (FUNDED and ONGOING).