Todd Holm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Professional Communication

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 784-1864

Areas of Interest 

  • Public Speaking
  • Written Communication
  • Adult Education


  • Ph.D. Organizational Communication/Instructional Communication, 2001, Ohio University
  • Certified Humor Presenter, North Carolina Health and Humor Association, 1999
  • M.A. 1990, North Dakota State University
  • B.S. Speech Communication, 1988, South Dakota State University


Dr. Holm has been with the Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) of Marine Corps University since 2013 where he heads up the Professional Communication Program. Prior to coming to EWS he was a college speech and debate coach for 25 years where coached several teams to national prominence and coached dozens of individual national champions. Dr Holm is an active member of the MCU Speakers Bureau and an avid woodworker. He offers woodworking classes through the EWS Enrichment Program and teaches students everything from how to salvage downed trees on base and turn them into usable lumber to CNC woodworking. He happily opens his shop to anyone with an interest in woodworking.


Selected Publications

  • Holm, T. T. (2020). “When a Global Pandemic Gives You Lemons You Dig Deep and Find a Way to Make Lemonade Better,” Speaker & Gavel, 57(1), 7-11.
  • Holm, T. T. (March, 2019). Marine Corps Base Quantico Needs a Makers Lab. United States Naval Institute Proceedings, 145(3), 79-81.
  • Holm, T. T. (March, 2019). Pardon the Disruption. Talent Development Magazine, 73(3), 24-26.
  • Holm, T. T. (2016). The Teaching of Creativity: Process, Product, Environment, and Assessment. The National Forensics Journal, 34(1), 14-32.


  • Marine Corps University Speakers Bureau
  • Editor of Speaker & Gavel


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