Dr. Paula Parker

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 has been teaching for more than 15 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 6 years with the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Parker’s research interests include gender and minority issues in sport and exercise, sport fandom, mentoring in sport management, and positive psychology in sport and exercise.