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Christine Holmes (1999)
Dean, School of Education
Dean, School of Justice & Social Sciences

Professor, Education
B.S., Fitchburg State College
M.S., Wheelock College

Ed.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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Licensure and Certification

        Massachusetts State Teacher Licensure, Early Childhood (N-3)

        Commonwealth of Massachusetts EEC LT PS I/T DII


Ongoing research on college teacher beliefs and conceptions about teaching and learning; preservice teacher preparation; inservice and mentor teacher training; developmental supervision; affective learning; and ways of teaching and learning both face to face and online.


Eliason, S., & Holmes, C. L. (2012, February). A course redesign project to change faculty orientation toward teaching. Journal 
     of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12 (1), 36-48. Retrieved from
Eliason, S.K., & Holmes, C.L. (2010, June). Reflective Practice and Inquiry in Professional Development for Online Teaching.     
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
, 6(2), 454-465.
Holmes, C. L. (2009, Summer). An intergenerational program with benefits. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(2), 113-119.      
Holmes, C. L., & Eliason, S. K. (2008, Fall). Playing with ideas engaging students in the electronic environment: Your learning      
environment is a playground. NEFDC Exchange,
19 (1), 10-12. Retrieved from New England Faculty Development Consortium
Web site:
Holmes, C.L. (2004). College teachers’ orientation to teaching: A comparative case study (Doctoral. Unpublished doctoral       
     dissertation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA UMI No. 3152707).


 Professional Presentations


Engaging Evidence: Improving Assessment and               August 2012
    Performance of Students in a First-Year                        Washington, DC
    Experience Course (Poster Presentation)
     Council of Independent Colleges Engaging Evidence Conference


Mentoring as Professional Development for Mid-Career    May 2010       
       Faculty in Higher Education (Poster Presentation)             Westford, Massachusetts
       New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference
       “Teaching for Learning”
Pedagogical Preparation from a Student                           August 2009
       and Course Designer Perspective (Presentation)           San Jose, California
       Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning
       and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Teaching and Learning
       in a Networked World International Conference
Playing with Ideas: Engaging Students in the                      July 2008
     Electronic Environment (Poster Presentation & Paper)       Las Vegas, Nevada
     BbWorld ’08: Ideas into Action International Conference
Negotiating Higher Education (Workshop)                                January 2008
     The Role of the Director in Supporting Staff Development          Worcester, Massachusetts
       Early Education and Care: Building Careers
Playing with Ideas: Engaging Students in the                      November 2007
     Electronic Environment (Poster Presentation)                    Worcester, Massachusetts
New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference                              
The Changing Field of Early Childhood Education              April 2005
(Keynote Address)                                                                   Needham, Massachusetts
Leadership Skills that Promote Change (Workshop)                 April 2005
Celebrating Excellence Early Childhood Training Conference    Needham, Massachusetts
Communities United, Inc.
Intergenerational Programming (Workshop)                              April 2000
National Academy for Early Childhood Education                        Worcester, Massachusetts
National Conference