Kathy Higley

Dr. Kathryn Higley 

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Distinguished Professor

Ph.D. in Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University (1994)
M.S. in Radiological Health Sciences (1992)
B.A. in Chemistry from Reed College (1978)

Dr. Higley has been at OSU since 1994. Her fields of interest include: environmental transport and fate of radionuclides; radiochemistry; radiation dose assessment; neutron activation analysis; nuclear emergency response; and environmental regulations. Prior to OSU, Dr. Higley served as Reactor Supervisor for the Reed College TRIGA reactor. She has held research positions at three research reactors including Reed College, Washington State University (Pullman), and Oregon State University. She spent fourteen years with Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories as an environmental health physicist at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and three years in environmental radiation monitoring at the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Oregon.