I try to reach each student on a personal level to make the course material relevant for him or her.
Charles P. Holmes, PhD
Dr. Charles P. Holmes is an Assistant Professor and the Acting Program Chair for the Master of Arts in Health Care Administration program in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He obtained his PhD in Community Health and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his graduate work Dr. Holmes obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in the field of Biology. Dr. Holmes has been a collegiate instructor in public health and health education for over a decade. He spent six years with the University of Illinois in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and has also worked with Columbia College, Metropolitan State University, and with the Department of Healthcare Leadership at University of Denver. Here at Ashford University, Dr. Holmes teaches courses including the Introduction to Health Education course.
Dr. Holmes enjoys teaching 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 to Denver in 2012 and spend most weekends exploring the natural wonders that Colorado has to offer.