Dr. Paula Parker

Department Chair, Associate Professor
Exercise Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Sport Management Program Coordinator
Exercise Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Office Location:
John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center
Room 156D
Mailing Address:
PO Box 414
Buies Creek, NC 27506


A native of Williamston, NC, Dr. Paula Parker (Fordyce) has been teaching for more than 20 years in the areas of sport & exercise psychology, sport sociology and sport management. Dr. Parker’s academic credentials are complemented with real-world experiences working in the sports industry, including six years with the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC). Dr. Parker’s research interests include stress & well-being, mentoring in sport management, and positive psychology in sport and exercise.