Dr. Holdren is ACHS' new general education program chair

Portland, Ore.—January 9, 2020—American College of Healthcare Sciences’ (ACHS) president and founder, Dorene Petersen, welcomes Lori Holdren, BS, MA, Ph.D. as the college’s new general education program chair.

ACHS offers a wide range of general education including mathematics, English, sociology, general sciences such as chemistry and biology, and other humanities. As general education program chair, Holdren will continue to teach undergraduate courses in math. She will also work with the college’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Technology, and Assessment (CETTA) to conduct general education program reviews, research collaborations with industry credentialing organizations, and develop new course offerings.

ACHS President Dorene Petersen shared, “ACHS is thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Dr. Lori Holdren as the ACHS General Education Program Chair. Dr. Holdren specializes in mathematics and has a gift for using technology and practical application to make math approachable for our students. She brings innovative and high-impact practices to the general education department, and we are excited to have her expertise overseeing general education studies at ACHS in collaboration with our wonderful faculty.”

Holdren has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Stockton University (formerly Stockton State College), a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Arizona, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida. Holdren has also attended and presented at local and national mathematics education conferences and reviewed textbooks for various publishers. Learning about current trends in teaching mathematics and implementing them in her classroom has always played an important role in her teaching.

“I am excited to be working with such a talented group of instructors. Each brings a unique perspective in their area to give our students a broad skill set that will help them as they pursue their degree program,” says Holdren.

For more information about this press release, contact Kate Harmon at 503-244-0726 or publicrelations@achs.edu.


American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS.edu) has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and have been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #3 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2019 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness is in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit www.achs.edu for more information.