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Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department of Counseling

Mia Holland


  • MS in Studies in Human Behav - Gen Studies in Human Behavior
  • PhD in Adv Stud in Hum Behav - Gen Adv Studies Human Behavior


  • Doctor of Education
    Nova Southeastern University, 2004
    Major: Child, Youth, & Family Studies
  • Master of Education
    Bridgewater State College, 1999
    Major: Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 1992
    Major: Psychology

Licensure & Certificates

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer


  • "“Handedness and Self-Esteem: Their Relationship to Gender”" 1992
  • " “Developmental Reading and Service-Learning at Bristol Community College: An Unprecedented Partnership” "Colloquia: Conversations on Teaching and Learning. Bristol Community College Journal. 2003
  • "Insights into Child Development"CAT Publishing 2011
  • "A Model Preservice Training Program for Institutional Educators Within a Juvenile Justice Agency" 2002
  • " “Development of an Auditory Vigilance Task to Diagnose ADHD in Children”" 1992


  • ""Eating Disorders: Recovery and Treatment
    Massachusetts. Harvard Medical School Eating Disorders Center. December 2007
  • "Nova Southeastern University, Florida. National Conference on Global Leading, Learning, and Research."Nova Southeastern University, Florida. National Conference on Global Leading, Learning, and Research. Writing an Exhaustive Literature Review for the Dissertation. 2013. BlackBoard Presentation. Completing the Doctoral Dissertation. 2010. Round Table Facilitator. Survey Research. 2009. Round Table Facilitator. At-Risk Students. 2009. Round Table Facilitator. Behavior Management. 2009. Round Table Facilitator. Parent Involvement in Special Education. 2009. Round Table Facilitator. A Model Preservice Training for Juvenile Justice Educators. 2004 & 2005. Poster presentations.
    . December 2012
  • "TEDx Talk"Leading the Movement Toward Self-Acceptance: Disempowering Eating Disorders
    . January 2015
  • "National Conference on Global Leading, Learning, and Research"Completing the Dissertation in Special Education
    Florida. December 2008
  • ""Eating Disorders and Body Image: Understand Issues, The Psychology of Eating Disorders
    . December 2006

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Anna Erickson PHD, MS, BS

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