PROFESSOR, DOCTORAL STUDIES
Dr. Houghton most recently has served as the Chair of Leadership Studies in the Center for Graduate Studies and is the former Dean of Business Administration for the Auburn Hills Campus of Baker College. On September 01, 2007, she was appointed as a full-time faculty member to the new Doctor of Business Administration program. Dr. Houghton received her bachelor's degree from Oakland University in Marketing, a master's degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, and her Ph.D. in Management from Walden University.
Ph.D - Mathematics Education; Higher Education - 1997, Walden University
Relationship of the modular mathematics delivery system to the successful completion of the next sequential mathematics course
UMI AAT 9819454
This study examined a developmental modular mathematics program offered at Baker College, located in Flint, Michigan. College administrators designed and implemented the curriculum to better prepare students for subsequent mathematics courses. Specifically, the study compared the success rate of students in the modular program with those who took the older, conventional development program.
The causal-comparative research method was used to study and analyze the student success rate (as determined by grades) for both types of program during the 1994 and 1995 academic years.
The results of the study indicated that students who took the modular program performed as well as, but no better than, the students who took the conventional developmental program. Despite the fact that there were significant differences between the two programs, they appear to produce approximately the same results in terms of preparing students for subsequent mathematics courses.