Charles P. Holmes, PhD
College of Health, Human Services, and Science
Dr. Charles P. Holmes is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He obtained a PhD in Community Health with a Health Education focus and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Bachelor of Science in Biology is from Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Holmes has been a collegiate instructor for almost a decade. He spent six years with the University of Illinois in the department of Kinesiology and Community Health and has also worked for Columbia College, Metropolitan State University, and as a consultant for the department of Healthcare Leadership at University of Denver. Dr. Holmes is excited to teach at Ashford because of the school’s worldwide enrollment, which allows him to interact with students from varying cultures, ages, and backgrounds. His favorite aspect of teaching is having the opportunity to help others achieve their dreams. “Whether my course be a stepping stone or a capstone to a student’s academic career, I am in a position to empower them,” he says. “I try to reach each student on a personal level to make the course material relevant for him or her. Once the material becomes relevant, that’s when the critical thinking can begin.” Dr. Holmes and his wife relocated from Chicago, IL to Denver, CO in the summer of 2012 and now reside there with their amazing dog Luke.