Curriculum Vitae

GRAHAM E. HIGGS

Curriculum Vitae

1001 Rogers St. Columbia, MO 65216 - Phone: (573) 875-7588 - E-mail: ghiggs@ccis.edu
 
ACADEMIC PREPARATION

PhD. Educational Psychology. Supporting Specialization: Psychological Interventions in School and Community Settings. May 1996.  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

M.S.    Educational & Counseling Psychology. Emphasis: School, Community, and Agency Counseling. May 1985.  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

B.A.     Psychology. December 1975. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. 

        ACADEMIC HONORS

  • Sabbatical Award for Spring Semester 2012
  • Summer Research Grant, Columbia College. 2011
  • Summer Research Grant, Columbia College. 2008
  • Sabbatical Award for Spring Semester 2005
  • Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence. 2004
  • Summer Research Grant, Columbia College. 2004
  • Transatlantic Summer Academy Fellowship, for Study in Germany. 1995.
  • National Alumni Association Academic Scholarship. University of Tennessee. 1994.
  • James R. Stokely Governor’s Fellowship for Tennessee Teachers. 1992.
  • Member of Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology.
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Chair, Department of Psychology and Sociology, Columbia College, MO
                 Aug. 2010 - present
    Professor of Psychology. Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
       Aug. 2009 – present
    Associate Professor of Psychology. Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
    Aug. 2002 – June 2009      
    Assistant Professor of Psychology. Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
    Aug. 1996 – May 2002.              
    Adjunct Instructor of Educational Psychology. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
    Aug. 1994 – May 1996                       
    Teacher/Counselor.  Knox County Schools, Alternative Center for Learning.
    Sept. 1986 – June 1992          
    Clinical Counselor.  Project Against Sexual Abuse of Appalachian Children.
    Sept. 1985 – Aug. 1986          
    Social Counselor.  Tennessee Department of Human Services, Knoxville, TN.
    Aug 1983 – Aug. 1985                       
    COLLEGE TEACHING

    Undergraduate Courses

  • PSYC 101  Introduction to General Psychology
  • PSYC 230  Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 260  Introduction to Applied Psychology
  • PSYC 270  Psychology of Emotion
  • PSYC 304  Personality Theory
  • PSYC 330  Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 381  History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 385  Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 412  Learning and Cognition
  • PSYC 433  Special Topics: Ethics for Social Sciences
  • PSYC 433  Special Topics: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 433  Special Topics: Eco-psychology
  • PSYC 450  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 460  Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • PSYC 480  Group Process
  • PSYC 456  Directed Study in Qualitative Research
  • PSYC 355  Directed Study: Classic Debates in Psychology  
  • PSYC 495  Senior Integrative Seminar
  • INCC 111  First Year Experience Seminar

          Graduate Courses

  • EDUC 532  Instructional Technology
  • PSYC 543  Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • EDUC 550  Human Growth and Development
  • EDUC 552  Educational Psychology
  • HTL 593 Characteristics of Affect/Motivation in Children with Disabilities
  • EDUC 560  Learning Theories
  • EDUC 553 Group Counseling

          Honors Courses

  • HNRS  101 General Psychology
  • HNRS  110 Introduction to Honors
  • HNRS  111 Honors Research Seminar
  • HNRS  233 Post-modernity
  • HNRS  233 Reading Foucault
  • HNRS  333 Psychology Perspectives in Film
  • HNRS  484 Honors Distinction Projects
  • HNRS  260 Psychology of Adjustment
  • HNRS  340 Schiffman Ethics Lecture - Ethics of Wellness
  • HNRS  340 Schiffman Ethics Lecture - Ethics of Civility
  • SCHOLARSHIP
Publications
Higgs, G. E. (2007). Psychology: Knowing the self through arts. Ch. 46 in G. J. Knowles,  & A. L. Cole (Eds.), The handbook of the arts in qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Higgs, G. E. & Budd, J. (2007). Toward an authentic ethos for online higher education. Policy Futures in Education. 5(4). 507-515

Hoellering, S. & Higgs, G. E. (2007, Spring). Action research, classroom management and emancipatory education. Tennessee Education. 36(1) 23-25.

Shannon, B. & Higgs, G. E. (2006, Spring). Psychological factors necessary for successful teaching and learning in multicultural classrooms. Tennessee Education. 35(1), 15-17.

Higgs, G. E., & Budd, J. (2005). The illusory ethos of distance education. In B. Rockenback & T. Mendina, (Eds.), Ethics and electronic information: A festschrift for Stephen Almagno. New York, NY: McFarland.

Budd, J. M., & Higgs, G. E. (2004). Ethical management of organizations: Giving voice to all. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. 4. Article: MC04-0047-2004.

Higgs, G. E., & Budd, J. (2004). Ethics of push technology and the emergence of norms. In T. Mendina & J. J. Britz, (Eds.), Information Ethics in the Electronic Age: Current Issues in Africa and the World. New York, NY: McFarland.

Higgs, G. E. (2001) question cards: A tried and true method to improve classroom instruction. The Journal of Critical Success Factors Teaching. 13(5), 3.

Brooks, C. M. & Higgs, G. E. (2001). Preferred relationship styles in the college classroom. Tennessee Education, 31(1), 19-25.

Sherman, A. C., Higgs, G. E., & Williams, R. L. (1997). Gender differences in the locus of control construct. Psychology and Health, 12(2), 239-248.
 
Higgs, G. E. (1997). A college teaching lesson learned from emotionally disturbed children. The Teaching Professor, 11(7), 6.
 
Higgs, G. E. & Tarsi, N. L. (1997). New learning and agency in the student at-promise. Chapter in At-risk youth: Theory, practice reform. (Robert Kronick (Ed.). New York: Garland Press.
 
Armbrister, R. & Higgs, G. E. (1996). Instructional conversation: Encouraging diversity in the classroom. Tennessee Education, 26(1), 14-16.
 
Higgs, G. E. (1996). Jordan: An allegorical novel exploring meaning in educational and counseling psychology. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI.
 
Higgs, G. E. (1995). Rethinking Locus of Agency in the At-Risk Condition. ERIC Document ED394110.
     
Higgs, G. E. (1995). Preferences of Participating and Non-Participating Students for Different Pedagogical Methods. ERIC Document ED384604.  
 
Higgs, G. E., and Plummer, K. (1995). Emotions in teaching: The relationship between students and teachers and the effect on learning. Tennessee Education, 25(1), 23-24.
 
Higgs, G. E., and Franklin M. L. (1994).  Building bridges for at-risk students. Tennessee Education, 24(2),10-12.
  
Higgs, G. E. (1994). Multidisciplinary teams: a tool for alternative schools. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 21(2),10-12.  
 
Conference Presentations

Higgs, G. E. & Miller, C. (2009, April). Personality and Problem-Solving. Organizational Psychology Workshop Conducted for Registrar's Office Staff Development Retreat. Columbia College, Columbia, MO.

Shannon, B, M. Hill, H., & Higgs, G. E. (2009). Relevance of perspective and power in information seeking studies. Presented at the 31st Annual Research Symposium: Power and Politics: Communications and Information. College of Communications and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Shannon, B. M., Higgs, G. E., & Budd, J. (2007). Quality participation and deliberative democratic practices. Presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Higgs, G. E., Shannon, B. M., & Budd, J. (2006). Deliberative Democracy and Teacher Preparation. Presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Budd, J. & Higgs, G. E. (2004, August). Ethical Management of Organizations: Giving voice to all. Presented at The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations. Greenwich, UK.

Higgs, G. E. & Budd, J. (2003, October). The illusory ethos of distance education. Presented at The Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century: Annual Scholarly Symposium, Memphis TN.

Higgs, G. E. & Budd, J. (2002, October). Ethics of push technology and the emergence of norms. Presented at The Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century: Annual Scholarly Symposium, Memphis TN.

Higgs, G. E. & Perkins, M. (2002, August). Aggressive online discourse: Managing deindividuation that results from perceived anonymity. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.

Perkins, M. & Higgs, G. E. (2002, August). Aggression in the online classroom: Unintended consequences of computer mediated communication. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.

Higgs, G. E. & Howell, M. (2002, July). Q and A cards: A powerful instructional tool for the freshman seminar. Presented at the 15th International Conference on the First Year Experience. Bath, England.

Gaia, A. C., Kiser, B. M., Miller, S. A., & Higgs, G. E. (1998, November). The social psychology of teaching: Student perceptions of the ideal college classroom. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Athens, GA.

Higgs, G. E. (1995). Threads of human agency in the fabric of at-risk populations: Tailoring the personal to the global cut. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Biloxi MS.

Higgs, G. E., Givonetti, R. M., & Williams, R. L. (1995, April).  Participating and non-participating students evaluate pedagogical methods. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco CA.

Higgs, G. E., & Franklin, M. L. (1994, August). Building bridges for at-risk students. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the East Tennessee Education Association, Knoxville, TN.

Higgs, G. E., & Franklin, M. L. (1994). Building bridges for at-risk students. Paper presented at the 37th annual convention of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Chattanooga, TN.

Higgs, G. E. (1993). Best Practices for at-risk populations.  Paper presented at 36th annual convention of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Memphis, TN.

Higgs, G. E. (1993). Best Practices for at-risk students: teacher input workshop. Workshop conducted at the 18th annual meeting of the East Tennessee Education Association, Knoxville, TN.

Higgs, G. E. & Holley, L.C. (1986). Awakening to child sexual abuse: A history of intervention in child sexual abuse in Southern Appalachia. Paper presented at the 6th international congress of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, Australia.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
American Educational Research Association
American Counseling Association

SERVICE

In addition to teaching a regular course load, chairing a thriving Psychology and Sociology department, actively participating in college community activities, and supporting college athletics, I am currently (2011-2012 academic year) focusing my energy in the following academic community programs and committees at Columbia College:

Instructional Facilities, Resources and Support Committee, member.
Handbook Committee.
Campus Hearing Board
Campus Advisor for Fulbright Grants
Financial Aid Appeals Committee
Recycling Committee
Sponsor for Psychology Club
Co-sponsor for Travel Club
Honors Council
 
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