Office: 2092C JFSB
Phone: 801-422-5435
Erin Holmes, Associate Professor

Department: Family Life



  • Ph. D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • M. S., University of Delaware, 2001
  • B. S., Honors with Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1998

Research Interests

I am interested in a systemic ecological orientation to the study of families, particularly the study of a father’s and mother’s relationship with each other and with their children (e.g. how mother-child relationships influence father-child relationships, how coparenting influence parent-child relationships, etc.). I also study how contexts outside of family (e.g. interventions, employment circumstances, etc.) further impact relationship processes.


  • Finalist 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, Jointly Sponsored by the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family, 2013
  • NCFR Men-in-Families Best Research Article by a New Professional, National Council on Family Relations, 2011
  • Mary Ellen Durrett Endowed Scholarship in Child Development, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • University Continuing Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • Amy Rextrew Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, College of Human Services, Education, and Public Policy, University of Delaware, 2001
  • Dean's Executive Scholarship, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Publication Info

  • Tamara A Fackrell, Adam M. Galovan, Edward Jeffrey Hill, Erin Kramer Holmes (2013). The work-family interface for married women: A U.S. and Singapore cross-cultural comparison. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.
  • Erin Kramer Holmes, Ted L Huston, Anita Vangelisti, Trey Guinn (2013). On Becoming Parents. The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication.
  • Erin Kramer Holmes, Jenet Jacob Erickson, Edward Jeffrey Hill (2012). Doing what she thinks is best: Maternal psychological wellbeing and attaining desired work situations. Human Relations.
  • Erin Kramer Holmes, Adam Galovan, Keitaro Yoshida, Alan J Hawkins (2010). Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of resident fathering programs: Are family life educators interested in fathers? Family Relations.
  • Edward Jeffrey Hill, Jenet Jacob Erickson, Erin Kramer Holmes, Maria Ferris (2010). Workplace flexibility, work hours, and work-life conflict: An extra day or two. Journal of Family Psychology.