Paula Holmes-Eber, PhD

Paula Holmes Eber

Title: Affiliate Professor
Company: University of Washington
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

Paula Holmes-Eber, PhD, Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of anthropology.

Bearing a wealth of specialization in the anthropology of various cultures in the Middle East, Dr. Holmes-Eber has distinguished herself as an affiliate professor with the Middle East Center of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington since 2015, where she previously served as a visiting scholar between 1998 and 2003. Particularly well versed in cross-cultural conflict, as well as women’s studies, she previously served as a professor of operational culture for Marine Corps University from 2006 to 2014, and an assistant professor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1994 until 1998. Outside of her work in education, Dr. Holmes-Eber maintained involvement as the executive director of World Bike for Breath between 2000 and 2006.

Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Holmes-Eber has authored numerous articles and books, including “Culture in Conflict: Irregular Warfare, Culture Policy and the Marine Corps Case Studies in Operational Culture” through Stanford University in 2014 and “Daughters of Tunis: Women, Family and Networks in a Muslim City” via Westview press in 2002, among others. In accounting for her standout success, she credits her propensity for grit, determination and tenacity. Likewise, Dr. Holmes-Eber attributes her unflagging commitment to her own personal code of ethics, which centers public service and social responsibility.

Dr. Holmes-Eber initially became interested in her profession while studying at Dartmouth University, during which time she studied in Italy and internalized the international collegiate atmosphere. After attaining a Bachelor of Science in psychology and sociology in 1980, she subsequently attended Northwestern University, from which she attained a Doctor of Philosophy in anthropology in 1992. Eminently qualified to navigate her field, Dr. Holmes-Eber speaks French, German, Italian, Tunisian and Arabic.

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