Holly Lawrence, PhD
Assistant Dean, Office of Career Success
As the first Assistant Dean of the new Office of Career Success, Holly Lawrence comes with experience from the academic field of business communications and the practical area of career and professional development. The former Director of the Business Communication Program, she has been teaching undergraduates and graduate students as well as leading a variety of initiatives within Isenberg for over 20 years. Her most recent projects include leading the IConnect site development, bringing life design into more of the School’s core curriculum, and expanding the reach of Isenberg career and professional development services.
When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Holly responds without hesitation — “working with some of the best students in all of higher education! Isenberg students are smart, enthusiastic, dedicated, and ready to work. Helping them meet their career goals is one of the best feelings possible.” Holly earned her PhD in 2008 in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a BA from George Mason University’s Writing Program.