Aliya E. Holmes

Associate Professor
PhD, Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology , University at Albany, State University of New YorkMS, Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, University at Albany, State University of New YorkBS, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University at Albany, State University of New York
In 2004, Dr. Holmes joined the St. John’s University community to teach active and aspiring K-12 classroom teachers new techniques and innovative tools related to educational technology. Now, as an Associate Professor for Educational Technology in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Holmes continuously strives to improve the quality of education for learners of all ages, through teaching, research and service. Understanding how quickly digital landscape changes, Dr. Holmes empowers students to be flexibly adaptive when using technology and working with young learners. She believes while tools evolve it is important to embrace change, remain committed to our goal to help others and support learners as they find their path for success. Her passion as an educator who empower others extends beyond her classroom to the many projects and grants Dr. Holmes has participated in over the years. In collaboration with the DOE NYC Dr. Holmes facilitated and/or participated in programs like Achieve Now Academy (ANA), PEAK–Brooklyn, and College Access for All (CA4A) which provided a variety of student support services to young students in NYC. Throughout her career, Dr. Holmes was awarded several grants which included the FIPSE Making Connections (ePortfolio) Grant which explored the infusion of electronic portfolios or ePortfolios in education. Today, her research interests include technology integration, professional development, ePortfolios, STEM, online learning and the digital divide which are reflected in her publications. Dr. Holmes has a deep commitment to the mission and community of St. John’s University and actively takes part in services projects around the world. Dr. Holmes is a member of the University Assessment Committee and currently serves as the Assessment and Accreditation Co-Chair for the School of Education. In 2020, Dr. Holmes was appointed as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Development for the School of Education. Ultimately, Dr. Holmes appreciates the diverse experiences and opportunities offered at St. John’s and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute in the process of developing future leaders.

Teaching Interests

Educational Technology
Digital and Online Learning

Research Interests

Technology Integration
Professional Development
ePortfolios
STEM
Digital and Online Learning
The Digital Divide

Courses Taught

EDU
1015
TECH & SOCIETY:SCH,COMM,WRKPL
EDU
5990
DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
EDU
7036
WEB TECH ENHANCE INQ BASED LRN
EDU
7266
TEC TCH LIT BSD APL SPED SET
EDU
7267
TECH FOR LIT IN CONT REG & SP
EDU
7267T
TECH FOR LIT IN CONTENT REG
EDU
7297
INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS
EDU
7585T
ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
EDU
7666
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN EDUC
EDU
7666T
DEVELOP CURR MATL FOR THE WEB