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.