Amber Holmes joined the iSchool this month as assistant director of academic affairs. In her new position, she will support Academic Affairs, playing a key role in scheduling the curricula across all degree programs and collaborating with Student Affairs to balance program needs with instructor preferences.
Holmes comes to the School from the Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), where she served as the student services coordinator for the NetMath program, which offers online math courses to students around the world. There she helped manage the student experience from initial inquiry to registration to course completion. She recently received the 2022-2023 LAS Academic Professional Award for her outstanding contributions to the program.
"I look forward to getting to know and learn more about the iSchool's degree programs and helping to possibly expand the curricula. I hope to make it easier to provide the courses that students need to complete their programs," said Holmes.
Holmes earned her BS in biological sciences from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her MBA from American Public University. She is currently finishing her Learning Design and Leadership graduate certificate from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Outside of the office, she enjoys playing the violin (an instrument she picked up in 2020), vegetable gardening, and completing DIY projects in her home.