Christine Holmes, Ed.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs
(508) 849-3359
Office: Trinity 130
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 Performance of Students in a First-Year Experience Course (Poster Presentation); Council of Independent Colleges Engaging Evidence Conference, August 2012. Washington, DC.

Mentoring as Professional Development for Mid-Career Faculty in Higher Education (Poster Presentation); New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference Teaching for Learning”, May 2010. Westford, Massachusetts.

Pedagogical Preparation from a Student and Course Designer Perspective (Presentation); Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Teaching and Learning in a Networked World International Conference, August 2009. San Jose, California.

Playing with Ideas: Engaging Students in the Electronic Environment (Poster Presentation & Paper) BbWorld ’08: Ideas into Action International Conference, July 2008. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Negotiating Higher Education (Workshop) The Role of the Director in Supporting Staff Development; Early Education and Care: Building Careers, January 2008. Worcester, Massachusetts.

Playing with Ideas: Engaging Students in the Electronic Environment (Poster Presentation); New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference, November 2007, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Leadership Skills that Promote Change (Workshop); Celebrating Excellence Early Childhood Training Conference Communities United, Inc., April 2005. Needham, Massachusetts.

Intergenerational Programming (Workshop); National Academy for Early Childhood Education National Conference, April 2000. Worcester, Massachusetts.