Raegan Higgins, PhD
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 unity 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 strengthening the ability of those historically excluded from the mathematical sciences and STEM to complete undergraduate and graduate programs and to place more women in visible leadership roles in the mathematics community.