Adam Holden - Adjunct Professor
Longtime educator Dr. Adam Holden presently serves as an Adjunct Professor for Saint Bonaventure University and an Assistant Professor in Fort Hays State University’s Advanced Education Programs. Since making the transition from secondary school to higher education in 1998, Dr. Holden has taught courses in models of teaching, English composition, school law, issues and strategies in school leadership, and numerous other subjects, both in the classroom and through distance learning programs. One of Dr. Adam Holden’s most recent teaching slates included courses entitled Cultural Diversity, Educational Research, Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel, and Advanced Educational Administration.
Prior to taking his first professorship, Dr. Adam Holden spent more than a decade teaching or serving as an administrator in the United States and the United Kingdom. His first job involved teaching language arts and physical education in Cambridgeshire, U.K. From there, he took a position in High Wycombe, where he continued to teach language arts and served as Athletic Director. In 1993, Dr. Holden moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he taught language arts for a year before becoming the principal of an alternative high school.
Dr. Holden continued to pursue his own education as he taught others. In 1996, while working as a principal, he earned his Master of Education in Educational Administration from Topeka’s Washburn University. He followed this degree with a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from California Coast University in 2001.Today, Dr. Adam Holden presents at school board trainings, faculty in-service days, parent education seminars, and national conferences, in addition to teaching for Saint Bonaventure and Fort Hays State. Over the past two years, he has spoken before the Kansas Association of School Boards State Conference, the Blue Ribbon Schools National Conference, and several other professional gatherings.