Sara Holmes is Program Coordinator and Lecturer of Communication and Digital Media 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, from the introductory communication class to the capstone communication course.
On campus, Sara has served as the faculty advisor for the Communication Arts and Technology (C.A.T.) Club and the Alpha Epsilon Theta chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society. Most recently, she served as the Senator for Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Chair of the Faculty Work Life Committee where she worked with lecturers to draft the Lecturer Policy. She also coordinates the Speaking Center, where students come to practice and develop their public communication skills.
In addition to her teaching and research interests in media and identity, Sara 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 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, Feminist/Women’s Studies, and Peace and Conflict Communication (where she served as division chair) divisions of the National Communication Association.