Professors Megan Holmes and Ann Nguyen have been promoted effective July 1

Megan Holmes & Ann Nguyen headshot collage

Associate Professor Megan R. Holmes has been promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Holmes earned her MSW and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the Mandel School faculty as an assistant professor in 2012. She was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2018. That same year, she founded the Center on Trauma and Adversity and currently serves as its co-director.

Dr. Holmes’ research extends the extant literature on risk and protective factors that contribute to the optimum development of children who have experienced trauma and adversity. In addition to her significant research and scholarly contributions, she has been a generous contributor to the Mandel School and Case Western Reserve University in numerous capacities.

Assistant Professor Ann W. Nguyen has been promoted to associate professor with tenure effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Nguyen earned her MSW and PhD in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan and joined the Mandel School faculty in 2017.

Her research investigates the psychological and contextual factors that correlate with health across the lifespan among Black Americans utilizing a life course development framework. Although this is a well-researched area of study within the academy, Dr. Nguyen’s research is illuminating new ground by exploring novel and important questions. Her research is among the first to explore racial and ethnic differences in service use, and documents that race discordance between service providers and patients is an identified barrier to service utilization as well as a factor associated with Black and white elderly health disparities.

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Holmes and Nguyen on their important career achievements.