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Amanda Jean Holman, PhD

Associate Professor

Amanda Holman

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College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies
Health Administration and Policy
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art

Amanda Jean Holman, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Amanda Holman is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies department. Her PhD is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA from University of Montana-Missoula, and BA from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN).

Dr. Holman research and teaching focuses on interpersonal, family, and health communication. She teachers classes on the connection of family communication and health/well-being, as well as courses on interpersonal communication, family communication, and dark-side of personal relationships. Her current research interest focuses on difficult communication within family and peer relationships with the goal of discovering new approaches to guide individuals and families through the difficulty and discomfort of these conversations. Specifically, she is working with high school adolescents and parents in Nebraska to gain their perspectives of the parent-adolescent “sex talk” to better inform future parent-child sex talk interventions. Dr. Holman is also conducting research on how couples communicate and cope with miscarriage. Along with individual research projects, she directs an undergraduate research team that play a critical role in her community-based research and outreach.

Department

Communication Studies

Position

Associate Professor

Books

  • Kendall Hunt Publishing
    McBride, M. C., Holman, A., & Horstman, H. K. (in press). Masculinity and men’s experiences with miscarriage. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Ed.). Gender actualized: Cases in communicative constructing realities (2nd ed.). Kendall Hunt Publishing. 2019
  • SAGE Publication
    Holman, A. (2017). Content analysis: Process of. In M. Allen (Ed.). The encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 246-248). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publication. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483381411.n92 2017
  • SAGE Publication
    Holman, A. (2017). The Median. In M. Allen (Ed.). The encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 973-974). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publication. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483381411.n338 2017
  • Kendall Hunt Publishing Compnay
    Abetz, J., & Holman, A. (2015). Managing identity in social media. In D. O. Braithwaite & J. T. Wood (Eds.). Casing interpersonal communication: Case Studies in personal and social relationships (2nd ed.). Kendall/Hunt, IA: Dubuque 2015

Articles

  • Health Communication
    Horstman, H. K., Holman, A., & McBride, M. C. (in press). Expanding the communicated sense-making model: men’s use of metaphors to make sense of their spouse’s miscarriage. Health Communication, doi: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1570430 2019
  • Communication Monographs
    Holman, A. & Koenig Kellas, J. (2018). How adolescents perceive their parents’ real and ideal conversations about sex: Toward reducing adolescent sexual risk. Communication Monographs, 85, 357-379, doi:10.1080/03637751.2018.1426870
    85, p. 1317-1326 2018
  • Health Communication
    Horstman, H. K., & Holman, A. (2017). Communicated sense-making after miscarriage: A dyadic analysis of spousal communicated perspective-taking, well-being, and parenting role salience. Health Communication, 33, 1317-1326. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1351852
    33, p. 1317-1326 2017
  • Southern Communication Journal
    Holman, A. & Koenig Kellas, J. (2015). Adolescents perceptions of communication, relational, and family factors that relate to sexual risk. Southern Communication Journal, 80(5), 388-403. 
    80(5), p. 388-403. 2015
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Carr, K., Holman, A., Abetz, J., Koenig Kellas, J., Vagnoni, E. (2015). Giving voice to the silence of family estrangement: Comparing reasons of estranged parents and adult children in a non-matched sample. Journal of Family Communication. 15(2), 113-129. 2015
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Sillars, A., Holman, A., Richards, A., Jacobs, K., Reynolds-Dyke, A., Koerner, A. (2014). Conversation and conformity orientations as predictors of observed conflict in parent-adolescent relationships. Journal of Family Communication, 14, 16-31. DOI: 10.1080/15267431.2013.857327
    14, p. 16-31 2014
  • Journal of Divorce and Remarriage
    Metts, S., Braithwaite, D. O., Schrodt, P., Wang, T.R., Holman, A., Nuru, A. K. & Stephenson-Abetz (2013). The experience and expression of stepchildren’s emotions at critical events in stepfamily life. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 54(4), 414-437. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2013.800400 
    V:54 I:4, p. 414-437 2013
  • Western Journal of Communication
    Stephenson-Abetz, J. & Holman, A. (2012). Home is where the heart is: Facebook and the negotiation of “old” and “new” relationships and selves during the transition to college. Western Journal of Communication, 76(2), 175-193. DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2011.654309 [Most downloaded manuscript in 2012]
    V:72 I:2, p. 175-193 2012
  • Health Communication
    Holman, A., & Sillars, A. (2011). Talk about “Hooking Up”: The influence of college student social networks on non-relationship sex. Health Communication, 27(2), 205-216. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2011.575540
    27(2), p. 205-216 2011

Presentations

  •  Horstman, H. K., Holman, A., & McBride, M. C.  (2018, November). Expanding the communicated sense-making model: men’s use of metaphors to make sense of their spouse’s miscarriage. Paper will be presented at the National Communication Association Conference in Salt Lake, Utah. Top Paper in the Interpersonal Communication Division.  2018
  • McBride, M. C., Holman, A., Horstman, H. (2018, October). “Performing/challenging masculinities: Men’s experiences after their wives’ miscarriage.” Paper presented to the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender, Lake Tahoe, NV 2018
  •  Holman, A., & Horstman, H. K. (2018, November). How marital couples narratively make sense of miscarriage: Associations with perceived stress and relational satisfaction. Paper will be presented at the National Communication Association Conference in Salt Lake, Utah. 2018
  • Holman, A., Horstman, H. K., & *Luckasen, C. (2018, May). Sexual satisfaction after miscarriage: The effects of spouse’s empathy, face threats, and relational satisfaction. Paper was presented at the International Communication Association Conference – Pre-Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. 2018
  •  Horstman, H. K., Holman, A., High, A., *Luckasen, C. (2018, May). Discrepancies between husbands’ and wives’ emotional support provision following a miscarriage: Implications for relational satisfaction and mental health. Paper was presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Top Paper in the Interpersonal Communication Division.  2018
  •  Holman, A. & Horstman, H. K. (2017, October). “It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks”: How Couples Narratively Make-Sense of Miscarriage. Paper was presented at Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Omaha, NE. 2017
  • Holman, A. & Koenig Kellas, J. (2016). “Say Something Instead of Nothing”: Adolescents’ Perceptions Of Their Parents’ Real and Ideal Conversations About Sex. Paper will be present at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. In the Family Communication Division. 2016
  • Holman, A. (2015, April). Invited panelist. Managing the Convergence Points of Work and Life: Discussions of Work-Life Balance with Pre-Tenure Female Faculty. Panel presented to the Holman CV 5 ??Women Caucus Division at the Central States Association Annual Conference, Madison, ?WI. 2015
  • Holman, A. (2015, April). Invited panelist. Innovative Strategies for Teaching Health ?Communication to Undergraduates. Panel presented to the Health Communication Division ?at the Central States Association Annual Conference, Madison, WI. ? 2015
  • Holman, A. (2014, November). Invited panelist. Considerations for the Next Centennial of Family Communication Scholarship: The Importance of Studying Children and Adolescents in Families. Panel presented to the Family Communication Division at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. 2014
  • Holman, A. & Ribarsky, E. (2013, November). Invited panelist. Sexual Connections: Interpersonal Communication and Sexual Interaction: The Impact of Parent-Child Communication on Sex: From Adolescence to Adulthood. Panel presented to the Interpersonal Communication Division at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC. 2013
  • Sillars, A., Holman, A., Richards, A., Jacobs, K., Reynolds-Dyke, A., Koerner, A. (2013, November). Conversation and conformity orientations as predictors of observed conflict in parent-adolescent relationships. Paper was presented at the National Communication Association, Washington, DC. In the Family Communication Division. 2013
  • Stephenson-Abetz, J. & Holman, A. (2011, November). 'Home is where the heart is': Facebook and the negotiation of old and new relationships and selves during the college Transition. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. Top Four Student Paper, Human Communication and Technology Division. 2011
  • Carr, K., Holman, A., Stephenson-Abetz, J., Koenig Kellas, J., Vagnoni, E. (2011, November). Giving voice to the silence: Attributional variations for parent-child estrangement. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. In the Family Communication Division. 2011
  • Holman, A.J., & Sillars, A. (2010, November). Talk about “hooking up”: The influence of college student social networks on non-relationship sex. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. In the Health Communication Division: Sexual Health Issues among Late Adolescents. 2010
  • Horstman, H. & Holman, A. (2016). Communicated Sense-making After Miscarriage: A Dyadic Analysis of the Moderating Effects of Parenting Identity on Husband and Wife Communicated Perspective-Taking and Well-Being. Paper will be present at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. In the Interpersonal Communication Division.
  • Holman, A. & Koenig Kellas, J. (2015). Embracing high school adolescents’ perceptions of the parent-child sex talk: How communication, relational, and family factors relate to sexual health. Paper was present at the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. In the Family Communication Division.
  • Holman, A. & Bonander, A. (2014). An Exploratory Study of Narratives about Sexual Behavior: How Parents and Friends Stories Shape Emerging Adults Attitudes and Behavior Towards Sexual Risk-Taking. Paper was presented at The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Conference, Omaha, NE.
  • Holman, A. (2016, November). Invited panelist. Translational Research in Communication. Panel is sponsored by the NCA Research Board and will be presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Other

  • CURAS Faculty Research Fund 2015 Award, Creighton University