Melanie Hodgson , Ed.D.
Position: Professor of Teacher Licensure for Physical Education and Wellness
Campus Phone: 865-471-3303
Campus Box: 71987
Dr. Melanie Hodgson recently served as the department chair of the Health, Physical Education and Sport Science department and has been a professor of Physical Education at Carson-Newman for 23 years. She completed her B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. in Special Education and Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, respectively, at the University of Tennessee. Her teaching responsibilities include: practicum in Physical Education I and II, teaching physical education in elementary school, lifetime wellness, rhythmic movement education and introduction to recreation. Dr. Hodgson is also responsible for the recreation practicum and internship. Prior to Carson-Newman she taught and directed the special education program at Jefferson County High School for 15 years which served the following disabled students: educable mentally retarded, trainable mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, physically disabled, learning disabled, mutiple disabilities, deaf, and visual disabilities. She has worked with Special Olympics for 40 years and served as Area 10 Event Director for Track and Field for 34 years.
Dr. Hodgson is a member of First Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. Dr. Hodgson's family include husband Jack, daughter Cara, son Trevor, daughter-in-law Jamie and grandson Crosby.