Dr. Dennis Felder became a faculty member of Winston Salem State University in August of 1984. He holds the rank of Associate Professor in Department of Health, Physical Education & Sport Studies. He also serves as the Coordinator of the Sport Management Program and the Assistant Compliance Officer for the Athletic Department.
His previous faculty and academic positions include appointments at Rust College in Holly Spring, Mississippi and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas as a graduate assistant.
Dr. Felder completed his undergraduate study at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, in Physical Education. He received his Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Kansas State University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Athletic Administration.
Dr. Felder’s public service activities include: Board Member for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and the Winston Salem Recreation and Parks Commission. Other community involvement include: The Greater Winston Kiwanis Club where he served as President and Lieutenant Governor of the 5th District, Board Member for the Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Chairperson for the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, and CPR Standard First Aid Instructor for the American Red Cross.
Dr. Felder’s professional activities include: elected President of the North Carolina Association for Athletic Education, Chairperson for the Ethnic Minority Committee for the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Association and Member of the Editorial Board.
He has published and presented articles at the local, state and national level. Subjects of his articles and/or oral presentations include: “The Effect of Franklin vs Gwinnett County on the Sexual Harassment Policy in Secondary Education,” “How Do You Spell Success in Coaching”, “Who Has the Last Word-Coaches or Athletes,” “Are You Ready for the World of Work?” “Win, Loose or Draw-Motivating the Student Athletes.”
He is married and the father of five children.