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Holly Holloway-Friesen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Higher Education
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Holly Holloway-Friesen, Ph.D., has 15 years of experience working in career services (public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit). She was the associate director of career services at APU and has taught in the College Counseling and Student Development program since 2011. She was also the senior research associate at Indian Hill at Claremont Graduate University, where she worked on a National Science Foundation grant-funded project on math education. She has also taught at Argosy University in the Master of Counseling Psychology program, and at Concordia University in its Ed.D. in Higher Education program. Holloway-Friesen has presented at several conferences including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Consortium of Liberal Arts Schools and Independent Colleges (CLASIC), and the Conference of Community Colleges. Her research passions focus on Latino/a college students’ identity issues, career development, and mental health, and she is studying Latino/a college students’ predictors of career development. Holloway-Friesen also worked for a nonprofit that helped adults with disabilities achieve education and career success, and she lived abroad in El Salvador and Guatemala with a missions organization called Mercy Ships.


  • Ph.D., Higher Education, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.Ed., College Student Affairs, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Biology and Literature, Claremont McKenna College


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Higher Education


  • Career Counseling
  • College Student Affairs
  • Diversity in Student Affairs
  • Higher Education

Courses Taught

  • CCSD 562 – Today’s College Students
  • CCSD 573 – Career Counseling and Development
  • CCSD 575 – Quantitative Analysis in College Student Affairs
  • CCSD 592 – Program Evaluation