Associate Professor, Teaching, Curriculum, and Society
Chris Higgins is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development.
Higgins, C. (in prep.). Humane Letters: Essays on Integrity, Vocation, and Higher Education
Higgins, C. (2011). The Good Life of Teaching: An Ethics of Professional Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Higgins, C. (Ed.) (2005). Philosophy of education 2004. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.
Special Issues and Symposia
Higgins, C. (Ed.). (2018). "Education in a Minor Key." Special issue. Educational Theory, 68 (2): 139-233.
Higgins, C. (Ed.). (2018). "Does Dewey’s history of philosophy help us to meet the demands of our present?" Special issue. Educational Theory, 67 (5): 537-630.
Higgins, C. (Ed.). (2015). "Humane education: Recovering the Humanistic Dimensions of Teaching, Learning, and Research." Educational Theory 65 (6), 611-754.
Higgins, C. (Ed.). (2014). "Humanism, cosmopolitanism, and the ethics of translation." Educational Theory 64 (5), 429-532.
Higgins, C., and Knight Abowitz, K. (Eds.). (2011). How public are the public schools? Educational Theory 61(4), 365-512.
Higgins, C. (Ed.). (2010). Education, crisis, and the human condition: Arendt after 50 years. Teachers College Record 112 (2), 375-575.
Higgins, C. (Ed.). (2010). Review symposium: Michael Feuer's Moderating the Debate. Educational Theory 59(5), 499-558.
Higgins, C. (in preparation), (Contrib. ed.). In M. Laverty (Ed.), Philosophy and Education 2018. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.
Higgins, C. (2010). (Contrib. ed.). In D. Kerdeman (Ed.), Philosophy and Education 2009. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.
Higgins, C. (2004). (Contrib. ed.). In K. Alston (Ed.), Philosophy and Education 2003. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.
Higgins, C. (In press). The death spiral of contemporary public higher education. Thresholds in Education.
Higgins, C. (2014) The humanist moment. Asia Pacific Education Review, 15(1), 29-36. Published Online 8 December, 2013.
Higgins, C., and Burbules, N. (2012). Teaching and translating. Philosophy of Education 2011 (Vol. Ed., R. Kunzman), 369-76.
Higgins, C. (2010). Working with youth: In search of the natality of the teacher. Journal of Educational Controversy, 5(1).
Higgins, C. (2010). Human conditions for teaching: The place of pedagogy in Arendt's vita activa. Teachers College Record, 112(2), 407-445.
Higgins, C. (2009). Open-mindedness in three dimensions. Paideusis, 18(1), 44-59.
Higgins, C. (2009). Turnings: Towards an agonistic progressivism. Philosophy of Education 2008 (Vol. Ed., R. Glass), 157-65.
Higgins, C. (2008). Instrumentalism and the clichés of aesthetic education: A Deweyan corrective. Education and Culture, 23(3), 7-20.
Higgins, C. (2005). Dewey’s conception of vocation: Existential, aesthetic, and educational implications for teachers. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37(4), 441-464.
Higgins, C. (2003). Teaching and the dynamics of recognition. Philosophy of Education 2002 (Vol. Ed., S. Fletcher), 296-304.
Higgins, C. (2003). Teaching and the good life: A critique of the ascetic ideal in education. Educational Theory, 53(2), 131-154.
Higgins, C. (2003). Macintyre's moral theory and the possibility of an aretaic ethics of teaching. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 37(2), 279-292.
Higgins, C. (2002). Das glück des lehrers (The flourishing of the teacher), trans. Thomas Fuhr. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 48(4), 495-513.
2018 M. West (PI), with G. Allen, C. Higgins, J. Mestre, and C. Zilles (co-PIs), "Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Broadening Access to STEM by Embracing Scale (BASES)," grant submitted to the National Science Foundation. Not funded.
2018 Resident Associate, CAS, UIUC. One course buyout.
2018 Co-PI (with Anke Pinkert), "Humanities and Public Life," one of six funded symposia selected for sesquicentennial conference, "Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good," Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UIUC.
2017-18 PI, “Teacher Education for Cross-Cultural Understanding,” European Union Center, UIUC. Subgrant of EU Center's US Department of Education Title VI grant.
2016-18 Co-PI (with Anke Pinkert), Research Cluster on Public Humanities, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH).
2016 Outstanding Faculty Award for Service, College of Education, UIUC
2007–2016 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, UIUC: Fall 2016 (EPS 201/202), Fall 2014 (EPS 411, EPS 511), Fall 2013 (EPS 411 & EPS 515); Spring 2012 (EPS 410); Spring 2011 (EPS 512); Fall 2010 (EPS 510); Spring 2010 (EPS 528 & EPS 500); Summer 2009 (EPS 500/CI 507); Spring 2009 (EPS 514). Outstanding rating: Fall 2011 (EPS 410 & EPS 500); Fall 2007 (EPS 512).
2012–13 Co-PI (with E. Lowe), NEH Grant to fund a Summer Institute for College Teachers on “The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship,” School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (Center for Translation Studies) & College of Education, UIUC.
Fall 2012 “Humane Letters: Recovering a Humanistic Language for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship,” Humanities Released Time Fellowship (one semester buyout), Campus Research Board, UIUC.
2008–11 Travel Awards, Scholar's Travel Fund, UIUC.