William Higgins
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William Higgins
Associate Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Neuromodulation; opiate receptors; intercellular communication among unicellular organisms


  • 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 Advisor/Mentor of the year Award, 2000
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 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


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