Business Card Update
Dr Higgins is now Director of the AMS Policy Program
an AMS member
is Director of the
American Meteorological Society
in Washington, DC.
In 2011, he was named a Google Science Communication Fellow.
Dr Higgins organizes and leads the AMS Climate Briefing Series on the Hill,
oversees the AMS-UCAR Congressional Science Fellowship Program, helps train
Earth scientists to engage the federal policy process, explores climate policy
options, and conducts scientific research on the causes and consequences of
climate change. His scientific research examines the two-way interaction
between the atmosphere and the land surface.
His policy research involves analyzing existing legislative approaches and
developing risk management strategies that can overcome contentious political
obstacles to climate policy. He also works to inform policy makers, members of
the media, and the general public about climate science and climate policy.
He is a former fellow of the Department of Energy's Global Change Education
Program. From 2005-2006 he was a Congressional Science Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
During his fellowship year, Dr Higgins worked on climate policy in the United
States Senate. From 2003-2005 he was a National Science Foundation
postdoctoral fellow at the University of California.
He has PhD and MS degrees from Stanford University and a BS degree from
The University of Michigan.
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