Dr. Amy D. Linder is a distinguished academic and former collegiate athlete who has made significant contributions to the field of kinesiology and recreation administration. Her passion for sports, education and leadership has propelled her to success throughout her career, which spans over two decades. Dr. Linder's academic achievements are impressive. She earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Northcentral University in 2016, a master's degree in Kinesiology from North Carolina Central University in 2011 and a bachelor's degree from Livingstone College in 2002.
Dr. Linder's journey into the world of sports began as a dedicated student-athlete at Livingstone College from 1998 to 2002. Her time on the basketball court not only honed her skills but also instilled in her a deep understanding of teamwork, discipline and determination, values that would later become the foundation of her coaching and academic careers. As a former college athlete, Dr. Linder transitioned seamlessly into coaching. She dedicated a decade to collegiate women's basketball, guiding numerous student-athletes to success both on and off the court. In fact, Dr. Linder’s teammates and coaches won the first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Basketball Championship for Livingstone College in 2000. Also, the women’s championship team was inducted into Livingstone College’s Hall of Fame in 2014. Moreover, Dr. Linder's coaching philosophy was rooted in the development of well-rounded individuals who excelled academically and athletically.
Currently, Dr. Linder serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration at North Carolina Central University. In fact, she continues to inspire and educate the next generation of leaders in the field. Her research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including physical activity behaviors, coaching and the intersection of sports and society. Lastly, Dr. Amy D. Linder exemplifies a lifelong commitment to excellence throughout her multifaceted career. She inspires all who aspire to make a positive impact in the world of sports and education.
- 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. (2022). Life as a student-athlete in Bowling, L. NCCU Athletics: Eagles Soar.
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.
- 2023: UCG_RCMI 2.0- BeFAB HBCU digital postpartum weight management intervention, in an R21 grant (grant # MD011652). Harrington, C., Linder, A., & Webb, K. (FUNDED) ($1.5 million dollars)- Five-year study
- 2022: U54 Pilot Grant with UNC. Physical Activity among Cancer Survivors.
- 2022: CHAS Pilot Grant-A Student-led Community Health Initiative. Webb, K., Graves, L.,
- Linder, A., Hall, K., Keller-Bell, Y., & Barrow, J. (FUNDED)- $10,000.00.
- 2021: Alzheimer’s Interprofessional Collaboration Project: Webb, K., Graves, L., Barrow, J., Linder, A., Powell, K., & Tedder, M. (ONGOING).
- 2021: NCCU Implementation Science Fellowship and Pilot Program. Increasing Physical Activity Opportunities for Among Young African American Women. Webb, K., Linder, A., & Rotich, J. (ONGOING)- FUNDED- $50,000.00.
- 2020: Integrative Wellness Approach for African Americans Grant Proposal. Graves, L., Alick, C., & Linder, A. (Not completed)
- 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)