Dr. Amanda Holman

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Dr. Amanda Holman
Dept of Communication Studies
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178





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 research focuses on challenging family and peer relationships to better understand how communication shapes individuals’ identity, attitudes, and behaviors. Her most recent research involves working with high school adolescents and parents in Nebraska to gain their perspectives of the parent-adolescent “sex talk” to develop community-based campaigns and interventions. She uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, lab interactions) and data analysis techniques in her research. Along with individual research projects, she directs an undergraduate research team that plays a critical role in her community-based research. Amanda and her family enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with their two dogs.