Dr. Houston notes that his educational philosophy is that almost all students can learn mathematics, statistics and research methods if presented and explained appropriately to them. His major educational goal is that a student will finish his classes with a more positive attitude toward mathematics, statistics and research methods than when they started his classes.
· University of Tennessee (BS- 1964 & Masters in Mathematics- 1969)
· University of Virginia (1969-1971)
· University of Oregon (Summer – 1970), and Virginia Tech (Ph.D.1972 - 1976)
Scholarship and JCHS Service: Current research interests are in providing statistical assistance to JCHS Academic Integrity Research Committee and assisting in evaluating classes and tests that can effectively predict academic successes in specific JCHS classes.
Teaching Responsibilities: Teaches mathematics and statistics. Teaching assignments include general college mathematics, statistics for Biomed and Nursing students, and applied mathematics for Nursing Students.
Teaching Philosophy:My educational philosophy is that almost all students can learn mathematics, statistics and research methods if presented and explained appropriately to them. My educational goal for all students is that they will complete my classes with more positive attitudes and opinions toward mathematics, statistics and research methods than when they began my classes.
Other Information: I taught junior high school and high school in mathematics for five years in Knoxville, Tennessee. My college teaching includes Virginia Western Community College, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and Mary Baldwin College. My nursing teaching experiences include teaching as an adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia Graduate School of Nursing, and Bellarmine College Graduate School of Nursing. I was also Director of Research and Planning at Virginia Western Community College.