Holly Tapper came to Saint Mary’s University from Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, where she served in a variety of roles including Dean of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Paralegal Program. Prior to that, she worked for a large telecom company as the Director of Marketing Communications, and then Associate Corporate Counsel, specializing in employment law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, immigration, and aviation law. She also owns and manages a small real estate investment company.
She began adjunct teaching in the early 1990s, teaching several law and business classes for the University of Iowa, and traveling to Russia to teach management and negotiation classes for the university. She also taught human resources classes for Kirkwood Community College. While teaching, she wrote a book on protecting small companies from sexual harassment suits for a private training firm.
Holly holds a J.D. with Distinction from the University of Iowa, an MBA specializing in Management & Organizations from the University of Iowa, a B.A. in Communication Studies with Highest Distinction from the University of Iowa, and a diploma in E-Commerce Law from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is a member of the Iowa Bar Association.