Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, 2006
M.S. in Cognitive Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2001
B.S. in Applied Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
Dr. Doug Holton has been Director of Teaching and Learning at Florida Poly since April
2019. He is also an instructor for Academic and Professional Skills. Holton provides
support for teaching and learning at Florida Poly to help achieve the university’s
mission and vision of excellence in education and producing highly desirable graduates. His services
include support for faculty teaching, student success, STEM education research, educational
technologies, and academic innovation.
He previously was a faculty developer at Valencia College and associate director of
the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and Director of Digital Learning at
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor
at Utah State University in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning
- Instructional technology
- Learning sciences
- STEM education research
- Faculty development
- Student success
- Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 2008-current
- Member, Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD), 2011-current
- Member. Online Learning Consortium (OLC), 2017-present
Awards and Honors
- Staff of the Year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2017
- Kessler, G.C., Dardick, G.S., & Holton, D.L. (2017). Using Journals to Assess Non-STEM
Student Learning in STEM Courses: A Case Study in Cybersecurity Education. Proceedings
of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
- Holton, D.L., Mahmood, H., & Cunningham, K. (2017). Translating Midterm Student Feedback
into Improved Student Evaluations and Learning. Sunshine State Teaching and Learning
Conference. St. Petersburg, FL.
- Tang, Y., & Holton, D.L. (2015). Implementation of Deliberate Practice in Dynamics
Instruction to Reinforce a Systematic Problem Solving Approach. ASEE – Southeast.
- Liu, H., Ludu, M., & Holton, D.L. (2015). Can K-12 math teachers train students to
make valid logical reasoning? In X. Ge, D. Ifenthaler, & J.M. Spector (Eds.), Emerging Technologies for STEAM Education. Springer.
- Holton, D.L., Mahmood, H., & Cunningham, K. (2015). Midterm Student Feedback: Reflecting
on lessons learned and best practices. POD Network Annual Conference. San Francisco,
- Lawanto, O., Holton, D.L., & Schreuders, P. (2011). Promoting Metacognitive Knowledge
and Shared Note-Taking to Learn Electric Circuit Concepts through Enhanced Guide Notes.
ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Rapid City, IA.
- Holton, D.L. (2010). How people learn with computer simulations. In H. Song & T.T.
Kidd (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology. IGI Global.
- Holton, D.L. & Verma, A. (2010). Designing animated simulations and web-based assessments
to improve engineering education. In A.K. Haghi & D.L. Russell (Eds.), Web-Based Engineering Education: Critical Design and Effective Tools. IGI Global.
- Holton, D.L., & Verma, A. (2009). Using the AC/DC circuits concept inventory to inform
the design of a circuit simulation and instructional strategy. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers
in Education Conference. San Antonio, TX.
- Holton, D.L., Verma, A., & Biswas, G. (2008). Assessing student difficulties in understanding
the behavior of AC and DC circuits. Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference.