Assistant Professor of Education & Mathematics


Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2009
Ph.D., Grace Bible College, 2006
B.A., College of William & Mary


MATH 210 Statistics Course
MATH 323 Methods Course


Holmes, V.L., (2009).The relationship between types of teachers’ mathematics knowledge and their pedagogical content knowledge of whole and rational numbers. ICERI, electronic.
Tintle, N, VanderStoep, J., Holmes, V.L., Quisenberry, B., Swanson, T. (2010, in review). Development and assessment of a preliminary randomization-based introductory statistics curriculum. Journal of Statistics Education.

Trettor, T.R., Brown, S.L., Bush, W.S., Saderholm, J.C. & Wilson Holmes, V.L.. (2010, in print). Diagnostic Teacher Assessments in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS): Valid and Reliable Science Content Assessments for Middle School Teachers. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. JRST-2009-07-0196


Curriculum Development – Ottawa Area Intermediate School District – designing and assigning district wide mathematics curriculum to align with new national standards.

Curriculum Development – Assisting statistical team at Hope College in evaluating and developing randomization-based Introductory Statistics curriculum; participating in workshops and ongoing meetings to collaborate on curricular changes.

Curriculum Development – member of District Steering Committee, organized to improve Mathematics and Science education from K-12 in the Holland, MI area through assessment of existing curriculum and providing ongoing professional developments through a Teacher Academy.

Curriculum Development – Piloting a teacher workshop Teaching Algebra Concepts through Technology TACT2 this summer with 35 Ottawa Area ISD Algebra teachers Linking Increased Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Conceptual Understanding of Algebra I Functions to Student Achievement.

Training of undergraduate research students: In the last year 4 undergraduate students have collaborated with both statistics and mathematics methods (curriculum) and have presented and/or are scheduled to present by the end of the summer.

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. (2010 January). Presenter with undergraduate student Brooke Quisenberry: Re-evaluating the Statistical Process – an Inquiry Approach to the teaching of Statistics. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Computational Chemistry and Inquiry Workshop (2009, July | 2010, July (upcoming). Making an Inquiry Based Lesson Plan/Lab–Workshop for HS Chemistry teachers