Biography of Trudy Holmes-Caines

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Full Title: Professor of Psychology
Building: Dick Building
Room Number: 403-D
Email: trudy.holmescaines [at]
Work Phone: 2312
Departments: Division of Human Development/Psychology - 402.486.2522
Job Description:
  • Program planning and curriculum development for the psychology major.
  • Professor of Psychology: Teach several major psychology classes including the research methods sequence and history of psychology.
  • Advisor of psychology majors.
  • Supervisor of student research in psychology.
  • Human Subjects Review Board Chair
  • Ombudsperson: Person who deals with complaints regarding harrassment and discrimination on campus.
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Andrews University, 1995.
  • M.A. Educational Psychology, Andrews University, 1991.
  • B.A. Secondary Education, Northern Caribbean University, 1986.
Campus & Community Involvement:
  • Sponsor, UC Psychology Club
  • Member, UC Multicultural Committee
  • Professional Memberships:
    • American Psychological Association
    • Association for Psychological Science
Professional Background:
  • Professor of Psychology, Union College, 1994 to present.
  • Contract teacher, Lake Michigan College, 1992.
  • Teacher, Green Island Secondary School, Jamaica, W.I., 1986 to 1988.
Research Interests:
  • Factors affecting student academic performance; 
  • College-level impact of ethnic/cultural/racial differences on academic performance;
  • Relationships between diversity, attitudes, and beliefs.