Caroline Meadows has joined Greensboro College’s faculty as a visiting assistant professor of kinesiology.
She comes to GC from Salem College, where she was an adjunct faculty member in 2019-2020. Prior to that role, she also had been a teaching and research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a coach at College Hill CrossFit in Greensboro and at All In CrossFit in Auburn, Ala.
She has had studies published in the academic journals “Neuroscience” and “Biological Psychology.” She has also presented both virtually and in person at the Society for Psychophysiological Research’s annual meeting, UNC-Greensboro’s Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, and annual meetings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.
Meadows holds a B.A. in exercise science and an M.S. in exercise science and motor behavior, both from Auburn University, and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology at UNC-Greensboro. For her Ph.D., she is studying the effects of physical activity on cognitive and emotional deficits in young adults at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their real-world environment.
She says that since settling in at GC, she has not been disappointed, and on being asked what attracted her to Greensboro College, she responds without hesitation, “Family. This is a close-knit community, and it radiates. I truly love being connected to the faculty, staff, and students in all aspects of life.”
In the classroom, her teaching goals are not modest: “I want to capture the attention of each of my students, knowing they have learned the class material and would be able to tutor other students in the future. Hopefully, my classes will inspire others to become educators, as I was.”
And she says she hopes her teaching will affect students in ways that will last well beyond final exams: “In summary, my job is to meet students where they are, which opens the door for communication and facilitates and initiates ownership of learning to produce knowledgeable life-long learners and leaders.”