Associate Professor (2002)

Professor Holmes specializes in judicial politics, constitutional law, gender and law, and American politics. Her research focuses on various issues surrounding the politics of appointing federal and state court judges. Her recent work on how presidents use judicial nominees to court favor with their partisan supporters and interested groups has been published in Presidential Studies Quarterly, American Politics Research, and the Drake Law Review. Her current project examines the implications of politicized appointment politics on the careers and attitudes of judicial nominees.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

American Politics, Public Law


  • B.A., University of Vermont
  • M.A., University of Georgia
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia


  • 802-656-4475
Office Location:

Old Mill Room 540

Office Hours:

Spring 2021: Wed – 11:00-2:00 (via TEAMS/Email) Or by appointment

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