Grania Gothard Holman, PhD

Dr. Holman has lived, studied and worked abroad in Costa Rica and Honduras and was fortunate enough to enter college with Advanced Placement credit in German, French and Spanish. While attending Auburn, she served as an Aerobics Instructor, was a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), served as the President of the Women’s Chorus, performed with the Opera Workshop and the Concert Choir, and was also a member of the Fine Arts Committee, as well as Sigma Delta Pi and Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Societies. Dr. Holman has taught at all levels, including K-12, and at the university level. Dr. Holman was nominated as “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”, and has led staff development courses, presented at the state level for the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG), and served as Volunteer Liaison, New Teacher Mentor, and Language Arts Support Strategist. Additionally, Dr. Holman has served as a professional vocal instructor at performing arts studios, and as a foreign language and ESOL tutor, as well as Director of Children’s Music Ministries at her local church, presenting two major theatrical productions a year with over one hundred 1st-5th graders One of Dr. Holman’s greatest adventures in music was recording two CDs. Transitioning to the world of online teaching from the brick and mortar setting, Dr. Holman has experience working as an Adjunct and/or Assistant Professor with several universities where she has served as lead instructor, course developer, dissertation committee chair, instructional advisor, subject matter expert, faculty mentor, and instructional mentor. Her husband, Patrick, also an educator and Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and she are co-founders of HERO Inc. (Holman Educational Resources Omnimedia). They have six wonderful children, a Maltese, and tabby cat and reside in Marietta, GA.