Melinda Houston

Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Professor Melinda Houston teaches Sport and Exercise Psychology and Sport in U.S. Society.  She is the head conditioning coach for the athletic department and is a certified mental training consultant. 


  • Office: Bioscience 312A
  • Email: houston@oxy.edu
  • Phone: (323) 259-4690

Education: B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Her research interests include quality training and the coach-athlete relationship. She was also a volunteer assistant coach for Cal State Fullerton's men's and women's track and fields teams, and was a research coordinator in UCLA's psychology department. She has published and co-published articles in journals such as Athletic Therapy Today, the Sports Psychologist, and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Houston also wrote a chapter for the textbook, Sport and Exercise Psychology: To the Cutting Edge.