A University of Mississippi speech pathologist has been selected as the next president of the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association. Carolyn Higdon, UM associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, is set to take office in January.
Higdon also is following in the footsteps of another UM alumnus, Tommie Robinson Jr. , the current American Speech and Hearing Association president.
An ASHA fellow, Higdon received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University and her doctoral degree from the University of Georgia. Her research interests include augmentative and alternative communication, pharmacology and communicative disorders along with speech science and voice disorders.
She joined the UM faculty in 2000.