Ryan Higgins, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Education

  • Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • M.Ed., Xavier University
  • B.S., Indiana University Southeast

As soon as I met the Wiggins School of Education faculty and staff, I felt like I was at home. My Coker story is full of kindness, love, and wonderful friends, and who would ever want to leave all of that?”

Areas of Interest

Assessment
Curriculum Design
Online Learning & Teaching
Mathematics Education
Mathematics Modeling
Standards-Based Grading

Publications 

Higgins, R.M. & Byrd, J. (2019). Redesiging hopscotch. Teaching children mathematics, 25(5), 320.

Higgins, R.M. (2014). Fact fluency: Reasoning before flash cards and speed. The MathMate, 36(2), 37-41. 

Presentations

Higgins, R.M. & Higgins, C.S. (November, 2019). Dirty words of mathematics: Are you using them? A presentation at the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Greenville, SC.

Higgins, R.M. & Byrd, J. (April, 2017). Math during recess: Strengthening number sense through teacher guided play. A presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Higgins, R.M. & Byrd, J. (November, 2016). Teacher guided play: A means for increasing number recognition and counting fluency. A presentation at the Annual Conference of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greenville, SC.

Higgins, R.M. & Catoe, S. (November, 2014). Diagnostic interviews: Improve your questioning skills in the classroom. A presentation at the Annual Conference of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Higgins, R.M. & Harbour, K.E. (April, 2014). Crunched for time: Make the data work for you. A presentation at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.

Higgins, R.M. (April, 2014). An alignment study of a local district’s eighth-grade mathematics interim assessment and the common core state standards for mathematics. A Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Higgins, R.M. (2013, April). Socratic seminar in math: Development of math reasoning collaboratively. A presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, CO.

Shirley, M.L. & Higgins, R.M. (2012, January). Development of a scoring guide checklist to assess pre-service science teachers’ concepts of formative assessment. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Science Teacher Educators, Charleston, SC.

Shirley, M.L. & Higgins, R.M. (2012, September). Assessing pre-service science teachers’ concepts of formative assessment. A poster presentation at the Regional Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Educators, Pembroke, VA.

Higgins, R.M. (2011, October). Authentic assessment in math. Session presented at the Fall Conference of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.

Higgins, R.M. (2011, October). Young entrepreneurs = math learning. Session presented at the Fall Conference of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.

Higgins, R.M. (2011, October). Creating entrepreneurs and teaching math. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics (KCTM), Bowling Green, KY.

Higgins, R.M., Bush, S., & Hunter, A.E. (2011, April). Math in the real world: Geometry on a budget. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN. 

Affiliations

Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics