Faculty & Staff

Natural Sciences

Valerie Houghton, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
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Email: valerie.houghton@waldorf.edu

Education:
Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Psychology from Capella University in 2008.
M.S. in Biology from California State University Northridge in 1998
B.A. in Biology from California State University Northridge in 1992

Biography:
I received my BA in Biology from California State University Northridge in 1992. As a senior I began working in Dr. Steven B Oppenheimer's laboratory investigating the molecular basis of cell-cell interactions in cancer. To continue my research I entered into the graduate program with Dr. Oppenheimer as my mentor. I received my MS in Biology from California State University Northridge in 1998 and my Ph.D in Health Psychology from Capella University in 2008. For more than 20 years I have worked as a biological clinical research professional. In my research I have technical skills in Molecular Biology, Pathology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family in Montana. We enjoy snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, and family barbecues.