College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

William J. Higgins

William Higgins

Associate Professor Emeritus

Contact

Office Phone: 301.405.7916
Office Address: 2233 Bio-Psych

Teaching

BSCI 440, Mammalian Physiology; BSCI 207, Organismal Biology; BIOL 701, Teaching Biology

Graduate Program Affiliations

  • Master of Chemical & Life Sciences Online

Research Interests

Neuromodulation; opiate receptors; intercellular communication among unicellular organisms.

Current Research

Neuromodulation; opiate receptors; intercellular communication among unicellular organisms. Current activities focus on teaching and learning strategies.

Awards

• Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, 2006 • William E. Kirwan Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005 • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Kappa Delta, Pan Hellenic Association, 1997 & 2003 • Office of Multicultural Education Adviser/Mentor of the year Award, 2000 • Outstanding Faculty Adviser, Maryland Panhellenic Association, 1997 • Pan Hellenic Teacher of the Year Award; 1994 • Outstanding Academic Advisor, Division of Agriculture & Life Sciences; 1984 • Division of Agriculture & Life Sciences Faculty Excellence Award, Advising and Teaching; 1983 • Student Government Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 1976

Education

B.S. Biology, Boston College, 1969 Ph.D., Florida State University, 1973.