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Sharon L. Holmes

Associate Professor

CCPA Student Affairs Administration


Dr. Sharon L. Holmes has over 25 years of experience in student affairs administration as a practitioner and an administrator in two-year and four-year institutions. Dr. Holmes' research focuses on issues related to gender, leadership, student development, diversity and equity issues in higher education and she serves on the editorial board of two professional journals. Professor Holmes' academic degrees include an earned PhD in Education and a MS in Education from Iowa State University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport College, and a Certificate in Accounting from Detroit Business Institute.


  • MS, PhD, Iowa State University
  • BBA, Davenport College

Research Interests

  • Women in higher education
  • leadership development
  • college student development