James A. Higgs II, Ph.D. — Adjunct Professor of Special Education

“Plan ahead, work ahead and keep trying.”

Degrees Held:

Ph.D. – Texas Tech University, 2020

Department: Education

Career highlights:

  • 29 years in education
  • Five years as an educational diagnostician
  • Certified principal and superintendent
  • Dissertation: The Experiences of Chinese Parents at IEP meeting whose First Language is not English
    • In which online Lamar degree program(s) do you teach?

      M.Ed. in Special Education – Educational Diagnostician Certification

    • What do your students in these courses learn?

      Students will learn the eligibilities for special education and related services, the ability to administer and interpret standardized cognitive and achievement tests and research based interventions for children with special needs.

    • What advice would you give those considering your online program(s)?

      Plan ahead, work ahead and keep trying.

    • What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

      To remain current on the changes in special education law.

    • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

      "The Power of Servant Leadership" by Robert K. Greenleaf

    • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

      My bachelor degree is in music education. I am a tuba player who has performed tuba recitals.

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