Spring Office Hours:
Monday: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Friday: By Appointment Only
Sara Holmes is Program Coordinator for Languages and Communication and Lecturer of Communication and Technology at the University of North Texas at Dallas. A generalist in communication with a passion for researching identity representation in media, Professor Holmes teaches courses across the field, including introduction to communication, introduction to social media, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, new media literacies, gender and communication, and communication theory.
On campus, Professor Holmes serves as the faculty advisor for the Communication Student Organization and the Alpha Epsilon Theta chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society. She also coordinates the Speaking Lab, where students come to practice and develop their public communication skills.
In addition to her teaching and research interests in media and identity, Professor Holmes has extensive professional experience both in public relations, with a focus on media relations and event coordination for a theatrical production company in Dallas, and is a trained mediator and a conflict resolution practitioner. Her recent professional work in mediation and conflict resolution at the University of New Mexico’s Ombuds/Dispute Resolution for Faculty provided the opportunity to use her communication and teaching skills to organize and facilitate workshops on mediation and communication and conflict and led to her current research interests in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
Outside of UNTD, she maintains an active service recording in the national organization for the discipline, participating as a member of the Mass Communication and Feminist/Women’s Studies divisions and serving as the Information Officer in the Peace and Conflict Communication division of the National Communication Association.