In overseeing Dartmouth's interdisciplinary and study abroad programs, Higgins has helped facilitate cultural, academic, and global intersections for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
MAKING A MARK
Higgins arrived at Dartmouth just one month after the first co-educational class graduated. Once here, she co-founded the first women's studies program at any of the previously all-male Ivy League colleges, team-taught the first course in the program, and later co-chaired the program. With a specialty in 20th-century French literature and cinema, Higgins now serves as associate dean for interdisciplinary and international studies, overseeing programs where history, culture, language, literature, and other topics merge. She has also directed more than a dozen of Dartmouth's top-ranked off-campus programs.
IN HER OWN WORDS
"Interdisciplinarity adds variety and scope to the kinds of questions we ask—and these are the kind of questions students are going to need to ask when they go out in the world."
Last Updated: 5/5/13