Anna Carter

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Anna Carter is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and is the Kinesiology Department Chair. She also serves as the Director of Health Sciences.  Anna has taught at Greensboro College since 2013. 

Dr. Carter received her Doctorate of Education in Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. Here dissertation work was Active Learning in the Kinesiology Classroom: Faculty Perceptions and Needs. Professor Carter completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also.  Her published master’s thesis research was titled, “The effects of estrogen status on muscle tissue damage in women following an eccentric exercise bout.” She received her undergraduate degrees in Public Policy Analysis and Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to her employment at Greensboro College, Anna owned and operated fitness centers and consulted in the industry nationally and internationally for over 20 years. She speaks at civic, social and professional events on various topics surrounding health, wellness and nutrition. She brings her fitness and business knowledge to the classroom on a daily basis. 

Professor Carter is a proponent of active learning strategies in the classroom. Her teaching philosophy indicates that every student has a strength and passion, every student, the role of a teacher is to find and cultivate that passion. Professor Carter strives to create an inclusive, non-intimidating teaching environment where trust drives communication and collaboration in the classroom. 

Anna is married to Dan and has three children – Ashton, Cameron and Bristol. They live in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. The family is active in sports and enjoys traveling. Her favorite vacation spots have included Hawaii, Australia and anywhere with a beach. 

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.