Contact Holly with Questions About:
- HHMI Utah Pathways to STEM (UPSTEM) Initiative
- Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST)
- da Vinci Block U
- STEM Mentors – Science Communication and Mentoring Skills for the Next Generation
- Undergraduate Sustainability, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Scholarship Program (U-S2TEM)
- Workshop on Earth Science from Navajo and Western Perspectives
- Teacher Research Fellows
Holly’s role at CSME is to bring innovative ideas, build partnerships, support evidence-based practices, and develop resources to enhance science education in the Colleges of Science and Education, and in K-12 schools. She has developed several programs including MS for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST); Learning Assistants (LA), STEM Mentors, U-S2TEM Scholars, and the Utah Pathways to STEM (UPSTEM) initiative. Additionally, Holly has created six new courses on science, science education and communication, and taught five of them multiple times. She also created and led three science and math workshops for Navajo teachers. Her current work involves developing inclusive classrooms and departments and supporting transfer students in STEM. Holly has managed, authored or served as PI/Co-PI on numerous external and internal grants to support teachers, students, staff and faculty including a new NSF Noyce grant to build a BS/MEd program for secondary science teachers. Holly is currently a 2019 Faculty Fellow with the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is coordinating the University of Utah’s Presidential Task Force on Educational Futures and Student Success.
Holly’s areas of expertise include undergraduate and graduate student success, curriculum reform and development, active and inclusive pedagogy, interdisciplinary partnership building, teacher development, science communication and grant writing. Prior to joining the U in 2004, Holly was a geologist for BP-Amoco. She holds a BS in Geology (University of Utah), MS in Oceanography (University of Michigan), and PhD in Geology (University of Utah).