Pina Holway


(813) 257-3428



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

PH 347

Meet Pina Holway

Assistant Professor, Sociology


2008 College at Brockport State University of New York, B.A.
2010 Florida State University, M.S.
2013 Florida State University, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught:

Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Childhood
Statistics for the Social Sciences
Medical Sociology

Career Specialties:

Pina Holway specializes in adolescents and young adults, sexual and reproductive health, health disparities, social demography and families.

Professional and Community Activities:

Assistant Professor Holway’s first line of research focuses on trying to better understand the factors that shape individuals’ social and health-related outcomes, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Recent and current research projects include examining the association between demographic factors and sexual initiation timing and contraceptive use, exploring the link between sexual behaviors and relationship experiences and health behaviors, and understanding how relationship attitudes, expectations and experiences have changed among young adults. Work in this area has been published inAnnual Review of Sociology,Journal of Adolescent Health, Archives of Sexual Behavior, International Journal of Sexual Health, and Journal of Family Issues. 

Her second line of work focuses on partner influence and concordance within respect to health and health behaviors. Recent projects include examining the influence of romantic partners on binge drinking and depression and investigating health and health behavior concordance between spouses in same-sex and different-sex marriages. Work in this area has appeared inSociety and Mental HealthandSocial Currents. 

Holway currently serves as the UT faculty adviser of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honors society. 

Honors and Awards:

2012 Dissertation Research Grant, Florida State University
2012-2013 Program for Instructional Excellence Teaching Associate, Department of Sociology, Florida State University
2011 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida State University