Director of Diversity Education, Professor of Physical Education
Office: Keller Hall 206
Office Phone: 803-321-5161
Department: Department of Sport Professions
B. A. in Physical Education, Newberry College, 1986
M. S. in Health and Physical Education, Western Kentucky University, 1988
PH.D in Health Sciences, (Touro) Trident University International, 2006
Additional graduate work, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Dissertation focused on using the Transtheoretical Model to Measure the Influence of Alcohol Education on College Students’ Alcohol-Related Attitudes and Behaviors
Dr. Peggy Barnes Winder is a native of Lancaster SC and was educated in the public school system of Lancaster County. A two-time NCSGA Professor of the Year recipient (2003 and 2012) and a 2011 recipient of the Grady L. Cooper award for teaching excellence and service, Dr. Winder is a prominent member of the Newberry College community as an alum and a popular professor.
She began her teaching career at Newberry College in 1990 and has proven herself a solid professional both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to her teaching duties in the department of sport professions, Dr. Winder works closely with faculty, staff and students to advance the college’s mission to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Throughout Dr. Winder’s tenure at Newberry College, she has received numerous accolades and honors. She received the W.C. Carter Professorship Award for “Selfless Giving” to students, staff, colleagues, and alumni (2014). She was selected in the spring of 2012 to provide the December Commencement Address to the Graduation class of 2012. In 2011, she was inducted into the Bachman Honor Society. Other notable achievements are as follows: in October 2004, she was selected as the “Outstanding Young Alumnus" by the Alumni Board of Directors; in May 2003, she was selected by the JAYCEES as “Outstanding Young American Fitness Leader"; on April 4, 1999, she was selected as one of “20 South Carolina Woman Making a Difference” for Women in Sports, presented in The State newspaper; on September 5, 1998, Dr. Winder became the first female inductee into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame. She has also been recognized by BB&T and WKDK as “Citizen of the Week” and has received the Pathfinders award for the State of S.C.’s National Association for Girls and Women in Sports.
Dr. Winder is married to retired MSG David A. Winder, and they have two daughters, Kasey Danielle and Rielly Anne. The Winder family resides in Newberry.