Brian J. Higginbotham, PhD
Professor and Associate Vice President for Extension
By Appointment Only
Dr. Brian Higginbotham is a Professor in the Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Utah State University. He is currently serving as the Associate Vice President for Utah State University Extension, which delivers research-based programs throughout Utah regarding family-life, youth development, agriculture, community and economic development, and natural resources (extension.usu.edu). Since 2005, he has been USU’s family-life Extension specialist and has directed one of the largest research-based relationship education initiatives in the county with programs for those who are single, dating, married, remarried, and divorced. Dr. Higginbotham received his Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies and a M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Auburn University.
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PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, 2005
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Auburn University, 2002
BS in Psychology, Brigham Young University, 2000
My research primarily centers on the implementation of family life education programs. Our family life education programs include services for teens; dating, pre-marital and married couples; fathers, stepfamilies, and individuals going through divorce. I study the processes and outcomes related to these programs.