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Christine Holmes, Ed.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Trinity 130
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Doctor of Education, Teacher Education and School Improvement, University of Massachusetts 
Master of Science, Development and Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College
Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education, Fitchburg State College
Courses Taught at Anna Maria:
Principles of Supervision
Student Teaching Seminar
Classroom Management
Philosophy with Children
Fostering Mental Health: Supporting the Human Spirit
Multicultural Education
Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Language Acquisition and Early Literacy
Children's Literature
Student Teacher Supervision
Childcare Administration
Education, Culture & Society
Foundations of Social Justice and Social Sciences 
Research Interests:
Ongoing research on college teacher beliefs and conceptions about teaching and learning; preservice teacher preparation; in-service and mentor teacher training; developmental supervision; affective learning; and ways of teaching and learning both face-to-face and online.
Holmes, C. (2012). "A Course Redesign Project to Change Faculty Orientation toward Teaching." Journal of the
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12 (1).


Holmes, C (2010). "Reflective Practice and Inquiry in Professional Development for

Online Teaching." Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(2), 454-465 


Holmes, C. (2009). "An intergenerational program with benefits." Early Childhood

Education Journal, 37(2), 113-119.

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