Elizabeth G. Holman


Elizabeth G. Holman, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
2021 Recipient EDHD Faculty Award for Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity
Phone: 419-372-2502
Email: eholman@bgsu.edu
Address: 109 Eppler North

M.S., Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.W., Social Work – Mental Health Concentration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught
HDFS 2080: Family Diversity
HDFS 4280: Human Sexuality

Research Interests:

  • LGBTQ individuals and their families
  • Community climate for sexual minorities
  • Ecological contexts that influence family well-being
  • Supporting marginalized families in context
  • Social justice concerns

Selected Publications:

Holman, E. G., & Oswald, R. F. (2016). A decade of changes: Within-group analysis of LGBTQ individuals’ perceptions of their community context and the relevance for social service providers. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services.

Holman, E. G., & Paceley, M. S. (2016). Fostering research and diversity competencies for students and scholars: The case of an interdisciplinary research seminar. Perspectives on Social Work Journal.

Mendez, S. N., Holman, E. G., Oswald, R. F., & Izenstark, D. (2016). Minority stress in the context of rural poverty: One lesbian mother’s story. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 0(0), 1-22. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2015.1099493

Holman, E. G. (2016). Community Climate. In A. E. Goldberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Invited manuscript.  

Izenstark, D., Oswald, R. F., Holman, E. G., Mendez, S. N., & Greder, K. A. (2016). Rural, low-income mothers’ use of family-based nature activities to promote family health. Journal of Leisure Research, 48(2), 134-155. doi: 10.18666/JLR-2016-V48-2-6409

Lazarevic, V., Holman, E. G., Oswald, R. F., & Kramer, K. Z. (2015). Relations between economic well-being, family support, community attachment, and life satisfaction among LGBQ adults. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. doi: 10.1007/s10834-015-9464-1

Oswald, R. F. & Holman, E. G. (2013). Place matters: LGB families in community context. In A. E. Goldberg, & K. R. Allen (Eds.), LGBT-Parent Families (193-208). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4556-2_13

Holman, E. G. & Oswald, R. F. (2011). Nonmetropolitan LGBTQ+ Parents: When and where does their sexuality matter? Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 436-456. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2011.623937