Amanda J. Holman, PhD

Amanda J. Holman, PhD

Amanda J. Holman, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • Communication Studies


  • 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.

Publications and Presentations



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  • , 33, 1317-1326
  • , 80(5), 388-403.
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  • , V:54 I:4, 414-437
  • , V:72 I:2, 175-193
  • , 27(2), 205-216


Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • CURAS Faculty Research Fund 2015 Award, Creighton University