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Holly S. Atkins, Ph.D.

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    Holly S. Atkins, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Chair Undergraduate Education Department Dr. Holly Atkins is an Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Undergraduate Education Department. Dr. Atkins has over 25 years of experience in education. Prior to joining the Saint Leo Community in 2011, Dr. Atkins was a middle grades English/Language Arts teacher and as an adjunct instructor for the University of South Florida. Scholarship focuses on teacher professional development, pre-service education, technology pedagogy, and best practices in middle/secondary ELA. Dr. Atkins is the co-principal investigator for the Robert Noyce National Science Foundation grant and serves as the director of Saint Leo University̢‰â‰ă˘s Teacher Technology Summer Institute.


    • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, English Education, University of South Florida
    • M.A. English Education, University of South Florida
    • B.A. English Education, University of South Florida

    Courses Taught

    • EDU 451 Methods of Teaching Middle/Secondary English
    • EDU 436 Writing Across the Content Areas
    • EDU 330 Adolescent Literature
    • EDU 328 Teaching the Adolescent Learner
    • EDU 350 Middle/Secondary School Curriculum and Philosophy
    • EDU 470/471 Middle/Secondary Seminar III
    • EDU 428 Educational Governance