Ken Williams

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Department Chair, Online Secondary Mathematics Endorsement Program Coordinator and MAT Mathematics Coordinator

Ken is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Marygrove College, and has been Chair of the Mathematics Department since 1998. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Oakland University.

Ken believes that problem solving should be the focus of mathematics teaching, and that identifying and modeling problem solving techniques is an important objective for students in any mathematics class. He incorporates graphing calculators and computer software into his classes as a tool to help students investigate and solve mathematical problems. He also includes mathematics education material in his courses.

As Coordinator of the MAT (Master in the Art of Teaching) Mathematics program, Ken brainstorms ideas and strategies with other teachers in the program. The MAT program is an online program where elementary- and middle-school mathematics teachers earn a master’s degree, while improving their mathematics content knowledge and learning new strategies to teach mathematics.

Ken is also Coordinator of the newly-designed Online Secondary Mathematics Endorsement program, in which certified secondary teachers can add a mathematics endorsement to their teaching certificate by completing fully-online mathematics courses.

Ken regularly teaches the following courses: Calculus II, Calculus III, Probability and Statistics, Differential Equations, College Geometry, Linear Algebra, Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I and II, and Mathematics Senior Seminar, as well as developmental and foundational mathematics courses.


  • Office: LA327
  • Telephone: (313) 927-1318
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