Dr. Holzmann has served at ORU for over 20 years in a variety of capacities, but regardless of her positions she has always pursued her passion for teaching. Currently, as a full-time Graduate professor in the College of Education, she teaches Philosophy of Education and courses in Higher Education Administration while supervising student dissertation research. Previously she worked in Institutional Effectiveness as the Director of State Authorization. Her main responsibilities included assessment, coordination of the faculty hiring process, and legal compliance. The knowledge and experience she gained throughout her career enrich the content of the classes she teaches.
Prior to coming to ORU, Dr. Holzmann taught biology, chemistry, and physics in Christian schools and home school settings. She also had positions in government and the medical field as a Toxicology laboratory technician.
Her love of learning and the belief that learning is an act of worship are qualities she hopes to pass on to her students. Therefore, in the classroom, her passion for integrating course content with the Word of God is central. She encourages students to critically evaluate everything they learn through a Christian worldview based on the Bible and Biblical principles. She wants the Holy Spirit to speak to students through their course content and then see them apply that wisdom to their lives and careers. She believes that this is the way that they as educators will transform education and the next generation.
Her commitment to pursuing excellence in education is reflected in her induction into Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. She has been a member for over 30 years and currently serves as one of the Counselors for the Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter at ORU.
Dr. Holzmann’s research interests in assessment and effective teaching caused her to become involved in studying the scholarship of teaching and learning. She was as a founding member of The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education and currently serves as a Research Editor for the journal.
Dr. Holzmann earned her B.A. in Chemistry from Malone College (now Malone University) in Canton, Ohio. She earned her M.A. in Curriculum from CBN University (now Regent University) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees in Higher Education Administration were earned from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.