Dr. Tim Houghton has been teaching at Baker College as an adjunct faculty member for the Graduate and Online Colleges since 1997. Courses I've taught include Profiles of Leadership, Evolution of Leadership Thought, Human Behavior in the Management of Organizations, and Business Communication.
My education consists of a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Organizational Communication, a Master of Science Degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Food Science from Michigan State University.
I am currently a director of technical services in the food processing industry. In this position, I have written numerous programs, policies, and procedures that pertain to plant operations.
I have conducted various technical and educational seminars, and have coauthored eight books including The Houghton & Houghton Manual of Style: A Guide to Writing Research Papers, APA: The Easy Way, MLA: The Easy Way, Turabian: The Easy Way, Gregg: The Easy Way, Adult Learning: The Easy Way, Online Learning: The Easy Way, and Believing is Seeing: Why Spiritual Faith is Good for People.
My family includes my wife and two children.
Ph.D - Communication - 1999, Wayne State University
A Study of Communication among Supervisors: The Influence of Supervisor/Supervisor Verbal Aggressiveness on Communication Climate and Organizational Commitment
UMI AAT 9992212
The way supervisors communicate with other supervisors can potentially impact the communication climate of an organization. Very few studies, however, have examined supervisor/supervisor relationships, focusing instead on supervisor/subordinate communication. Although many supervisors in organizations understand the need for good communication, they may regularly exhibit verbal aggressiveness with one another. This dissertation examines verbal aggressiveness in supervisor/supervisor interaction and its influence on communication climate. In particular, verbally aggressed individual’s perceptions of their own organizational commitment and their organization’s communication climate in a manufacturing environment are examined.
APA: The Easy Way! (Baker College, 2007; Baker College, 2010 (2nd ed.))
This book was developed to make the APA writing experience a much more desirable and simplified learning experience. It is intended to reduce the complexity of the official APA writing manual (fifth edition). The book focuses on mechanics of APA format, internal text citations, and reference page entries. A sample paper is included.
MLA: The Easy Way! (Baker College, 2008; Baker College, 2010 (2nd ed.))
This book clarifies important aspects of MLA (6th edition) guidelines by providing excellent supplemental support. Frequently used aspects of MLA style, citation, and referencing are addressed in a simple format that allows researchers to focus on content instead of mechanics and style. It presents the basics of MLA style in a clear, concise, accurate, and easy-to-navigate package. A sample paper is included. Note: Seventh Edition is currently at press.
Chicago Manual of Style: The Easy Way! (Baker College, 2008)
This book covers many of the detailed specifications of the Chicago writing style (15th edition, including spacing, margins, capitalization, citing of resources, etc. It also contains suggestions that enable the writer to fulfill CMS rules and regulations while focusing on the content, rather than the format, of the actual document. A sample paper is included.
Turabian: The Easy Way! (Baker College, 2009)
This book has been developed to simplify the Turabian writing experience. Writers are not required to navigate through the cumbersome and official guide (A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th edition). A sample paper is included.
Gregg: The Easy Way! (Baker College, 2009)
The intent of this handbook is simply to supplement The Gregg Reference Manual (10th edition). It is provided as a condensed version of the actual manual. Section one focuses on the mechanics of Gregg format; section two reviews major punctuation marks; section three is geared toward the proper development of letters, memos, and e-mail documents; section four targets reports and manuscripts; section five highlights notes and bibliographies; and, lastly, section six reviews tables.
ESL: The Easy Way! (Baker College, 2010)
This book is designed for the millions of people trying to learn English as a second language. It concentrates on basic words and phrases, and focuses how to use these in daily conversation. Houghton & Houghton emphasize communication in everyday life. Once these basics have been mastered, the reader will be able to communicate thoughts, ideas, and aspirations to other English-speaking people. This foundation allows for a better understanding of more complex and technical English words and phrases that are encountered over time.