• Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. - Colorado State University
    • Ed.S. - University of Northern Colorado
    • and, M.A. - Colorado State University
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Dr. Sonja Hollingsworth is a Special Assistant Professor who teaches public speaking, speech pedagogy, instructional communication, interviewing and serves as an assistant professor for the CSU Honors Program.

Spending her career devoted to teaching and learning, Dr. Hollingsworth has taught students at every level from elementary ages to graduate level. In conjunction with her work at CSU, she also serves as a part-time secondary English teacher and academic administrator in Poudre School District.

With a Ph.D. in the field of Education, Sonja’s publications specialize in the interplay between communication and educational dynamics. A majority of her research examines identity in critical, cultural, and educational contexts, and her essays and book chapters have featured in multiple national and international texts in the fields of Education and Communication Studies.

In her free time, she is heavily engaged in the health and fitness industry as an international kickboxing trainer and group fitness instructor. She can be found in Fort Collins enjoying the gym, jazz music, remodeling her midcentury home, her three dogs, or adding new countries to her collection of international travel adventures.