James B. Higley
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
My current role involves teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program, managing the MET Program, conducting applied research with companies, and serving the University and community.
Since I work in the Technology field, I do applied research with companies rather than basic research such as a scientist would do. My work experience allows me the opportunity to share those real-world experiences with my students in class. The connections have resulted in numerous internships and job offers for my students.
Through my applied research, I now hold five U.S. patents. Three of the patents are in the area of packaging machinery and the other two are in the firearms field.
- Scachitti, Susan M. & Higley, James B. (2020). Evolving Engineering Technology Capstone Projects to Bring Students Closer to Industry Proceedings of the 2020 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration.
- Higley, James B. & Scachitti, Susan M. (2020). Practical Ethics for Engineers and Technologists: Assessing Ethics in the Classroom Proceedings of the 2020 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration.
- MET 46100, Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing
- MET49500, Senior Project Survey
- MET49700, Senior Project
- MET34700, Automation I (CNC Programming)
- MET24200, Manufacturing Processes II
Lionhearted Leaders: James Higley
Applied learning is the hallmark of James Higley’s classes