Shavonna Holman

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Shavonna Holman

Assistant Professor of Practice

2011 Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2004 M.S., Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Omaha
2001 M.S., Elementary Education, University of Nebraska- Omaha
1999 B.S., Elementary Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dr. Holman has been an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2013. Prior to higher education, she spent more than 10 years in the public education sector serving both as an elementary teacher and elementary principal in diverse, urban settings. Dr. Holman’s current outreach work includes involvement with AdvancED as well as a collaborative research effort with the Nebraska Department of Education Title I Office and Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.

Teaching and Learning
Dr. Holman’s teaching focuses on school improvement efforts, diversity and equity in educational organizations and principal leadership in P-12 schools. Her course include EDAD 981 (Introduction to Research), EDAD 890 (Diversity and Equity) and a Principal Leadership course which is in development. Dr. Holman is interested in students who are committed to children, their development and their progress. She wants her advisees to realize the importance in making a difference and having an impact through teaching, learning and leading. She expects her advisees to see their potential in being change agents in education and seeing solutions, not just the problems.

Areas of Expertise:

    Diversity and equity in education
    High poverty urban schools
    Educational leadership
    School improvement

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2014, Scholarly Enhancement Program, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2014, Peer Review of Teaching Project, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2014, Lead Evaluator for the Nebraska Statewide Title I Accountability Research Project
Experience
2015-current, Professor of Practice, Educational Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2012-current, AdvancED External Reviewer, Nebraska2012-2015, Research Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2005-2012, Assistant Principal, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE1999-2005, Teacher, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE
Memberships
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA)National Rural Education Association (NREA)