Melinda Campbell

Melinda Campbell

Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences and Department Chair for Nutrition, Health and Human Performance

(she, her, hers)

140 Martin

(919) 760-8309


Dr. Campbell arrived at Meredith College in 1992. She was instrumental in the development of the Exercise and Sports Science major, which began in 1998, and she served as K-12 Coordinator of the Health and Physical Education concentration until 2009.  She also formerly served as Nutrition, Health and Human Performance Department Head and Head Coach of the Avenging Angels Tennis and Basketball teams.

In 2021, Dr. Campbell stepped up as Interim Dean for the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences. This position is in addition to her continuing role as a Professor of Exercise and Sports Science for NHHP, where she focuses on courses related to teaching methods, history and foundations, career development, and management.


Pedagogy: Teaching strategies for improving self-determination in students; motivation and learning

Interests: Coaching and leadership; gender equity issues related to sports broadcasting and marketing

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University
B.S. in Health and Physical Education, Gardner Webb University (K-12 NC Teaching license in Health and Physical Education; NC 9-12 Teaching license in English)

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