Texas Tech University

Raegan Higgins, Ph.D.

Dr. Raegan HigginsAssociate Professor

Dr. Higgins has been at Texas Tech since 2008, and is currently an Associate Professor in Mathematics. She earned her BS from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her MS and PhD from University of Nebraska.

Dr. Higgins' current research is in time scales; The calculus of time scales was developed to unify and extend results obtained for differential equations and difference equations. Her interests focus on oscillation criteria for certain linear and nonlinear second order dynamic equations.

Dr. Higgins is also interested in applications of time scales to mathematical biology and issues that affect pre-service teachers' ability to teach mathematics. As a WOC, she is committed to the education, training, and mentoring of women in STEM. Dr. Higgins' work with the EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Program and the LS-AMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Bridges Across Texas grant are allowing her to assist in strengthen the ability of women students to successfully complete undergraduate and graduate programs in the mathematical sciences and to place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community.

Educational History

University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Lincoln, NE (August 2002 - May 2008)

  • Degrees: Doctorate of Philosophy (2008); Masters of Science (2004)
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Emphasis: Time Scales
  • Advisors: Lynn Erbe, Ph.D. and Allan Peterson, Ph.D.

Xavier University of Louisiana - New Orleans, LA (August 1998 - May 2002)

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Minor: Computer Science
  • Advisor: Vlajko Kocic, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Email: raegan.higgins@ttu.edu

Office: Math 203    Phone:806-834-1747

Address: Box 41042 Lubbock, TX 79409-1042

 

Department of Mathematics & Statistics