Richard Holloway,
University Program Dean for the School of Criminal Justice

Dean Richard Holloway worked as a trial and appellate lawyer for a decade before he got into the education industry. His legal career began in 1994 when he won his first courtroom battle against then-lawyer Barack Obama. Holloway engaged in civil and criminal trials and appeals in the federal and state courts in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Georgia. He did real estate transactions, social security disability claims, ERISA and insurance litigation. He argued the Illinois appellate case that resulted in Fibromyalgia being recognized as a legitimate chronic health condition by the State of Illinois.

Dean Holloway is co-author of The 4-Tions: Your Guide to Developing Successful Job Search Strategies, a book currently used by AIU in PRES111. Holloway earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Illinois College of Law. He has taught and been an administrator at two institutions prior to joining AIU in October 2014, including being named as Instructor of the Year at one institution.

“My perspective on online education is simple. It is vital to the future success of this nation,” Dean Holloway says. “Online education provides opportunities for those who can’t fit a traditional classroom experience into their lives, but who understand the need to continue to grow and learn. Online education requires a higher level of intrinsic motivation, and a willingness to take control of your education in a way that is not required for success in a traditional classroom environment. While online education can be extremely challenging for students without a strong educational foundation, when students are provided with the necessary support to navigate the hurdles of being online students, parents and employees, it is incredibly fulfilling to be part of their successes.”

Holloway has also presented at academic conferences and is an accomplished blogger and social media user. In his spare time, Dean Holloway loves to watch the NFL and NBA, play basketball, listen to jazz and hip hop, travel and spend time with his wife Regina.