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Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes

Associate Professor Transitional English


Elizabeth Holmes has taught transitional reading and writing since joining the faculty at HCC in 2006. Prior to that, she taught in Harford County Public Schools for nine years. She was a past President and Membership Chair of the Mid-Atlantic College Reading Association and has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award. She chaired the Curriculum Work Group for six years and the Academic Policies Committee for two. Elizabeth is the lead instructor for Transitional Reading and English courses and has instituted the Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum Workgroup. She is the Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, focusing on Faculty Professional Development, Adjunct Onboarding and Professional Development, and New Faculty Orientation.


  • BA, Westminster College, English
  • M. ED, Loyola University, Reading Specialist

Research Interests

  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Best Practices in Literacy Education
  • Professional Development Practices


Reading and Writing with Resolve. Tittle and Holmes. Kendall Hunt. 2017

Courses Taught

  • English 002
  • English 003
  • English 017
  • English 018


  • English