Holly Rick

Academic Coordinator
College of Management and Human Potential
Ph.D. Management

Dr. Holly Rick is an Academic Coordinator in the Ph.D. Management program at Walden University. She has a Ph.D. in Organization and Management specializing in Leadership from Capella University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, a Master in Information and Library Science, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Finance from Wayne State University. She received a graduate certificate in Project Management and has completed nine credits in a master’s degree in Adult Education. Dr. Rick is currently working on a Ph.D. in Education specializing in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation at Walden University.

In her role as a Core Faculty at Walden, she teaches the introduction gateway course, and literature review course, and mentors doctoral students. She mentors faculty, completes the program assessment data, and works with students and faculty on committee configurations. Dr. Rick has taught in higher education for more than 15 years and continues to conduct research in career pathing, the role of the library in higher education and community, and assessment. She is active in publishing and presenting her research.

Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Rick was a quality assurance manager at a Fortune 500 banking institution and a loan officer in a regional credit union. She is active in working with the MOBTS and with her local USA Swimming club.


PhD, Capella University

MBA, University of Phoenix

MA, University of Arizona

Post-master's Certificate, University of Phoenix

MA, University of Arizona


Rick, H. A., Conrad, K. A. (2013). Dare to teach OB Differently: Try It, You Will Like It!.

Conrad, K. A., Metros, A., Rick, H. A., Green, K. (2015). Anxiety: A mediator of online doctoral student persistence.

Conrad, K. A., Hakim, A., Rick, H. A., Preiss, A. (2012). Improving grading accuracy of a major graduate project..

Conrad, K. A., Rick, H. A., Green, K. (2012). Advanced Library Skills Self-study Effectiveness for Online Doctoral Students.

Brewer, L., Rick, H. A., Grondin, K. (2017). Improving digital library experiences and support with online research guides. Online Learning


Rick, H. A. (2017). Building Micro Learning to Support Online Students. OBTC

Brewer, L., Rick, H. A., Grondin, K. (2016). Enhancing online university library support: Undergraduate business and MBA online student use of the literature review library guide.

Johnson, K., Rick, H. A., Buller, R., Rundle, J. (2016). eportfolios for professional development: No librarian should leave home without one. MPLA/CLA

Rick, H. A. (2017). Academic Affairs and the library. VRA