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Jack Higginbotham Oral History Interview. November 3, 2015

Jack Higginbotham Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

November 3, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Jack Higginbotham (b. 1958) has been a member of OSU's Nuclear Engineering faculty since arriving in Corvallis in 1987, and has led the Oregon Space Grant program since 2002. During his years at Oregon State, Higginbotham has also served as Senior Reactor Operator and Senior Health Physicist at the OSU Radiation Center; chair of the Radiation Health Physics program; Associate Dean of the Graduate School; and President of the Faculty Senate. In a wide-ranging interview, Higginbotham discusses his education and academic work in nuclear science and engineering; his institutional memories of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science at OSU; and the activities of Oregon Space Grant during his years of association.