Adam L. Holland

Adam L. Holland
Research Scientist
919.966.7155
Sheryl-Mar North, Room 265
Campus Box 8040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040

Adam Holland, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include motivation in early childhood, promoting cognitive development in young children, measuring pedagogy, and understanding the effects of classroom processes on children’s social and emotional competence.

Dr. Holland is a co-author of the EduSnap (formerly Snapshot) Professional Learning System, a data-driven approach to coaching teachers and principals around pedagogy used by states, districts, and research projects around the country. He has also worked for a number of years on the FirstSchool project, which seeks to improve the early school experiences of traditionally under-served populations by providing educator coaching, professional development, and technical assistance to states, districts, and schools.

Dr. Holland has been a Principal Investigator on grants funding the implementation of the FirstSchool approach in Vermont and Minnesota and served to evaluate projects implementing it in North Carolina and Michigan. Dr. Holland also works on the team creating professional learning content around the Division for Early Childhood’s Recommended Practices Modules and the evaluation team for the Family Success Alliance, a place-based initiative in Orange County, NC. In his role on these projects, he coordinates recruitment; data collection, management, and analysis; and intervention implementation.

Areas of Expertise:
Pre-Kindergarten
School Readiness
Social-Emotional and Behavioral Interventions
Quantitative Methods and Analysis
P-3 Education Reform
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• PhD, Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• MEd, Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• BA, Elementary Education, Wake Forest University