CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, F-NAP
Dr. Carolyn Wiles Higdon, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, F-NAP, professor/former department chair of University of Mississippi/ UM Medical Center, and CEO of Wiles Higdon & Associates, LLC, a private practice. Her honors include Fellow of ASHA, Fellow of NAP, Phi Kappa Phi, and Honors of Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA) as well as MSHA Clinician of the Year. Dr. Higdon has served ASHA through the Financial Planning Board, Government Relations and Public Policy Board, Special Interest Divisions Board of Division Coordinators and the Council of Academic Accreditation, as well as serving as a CAA and JACHO site visitor, consultant to the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee, and chapter advisor to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Higdon is a past ASHA Board of Directors Vice President of Finance, and current editor of the ASHA Special Interest Group 17 Perspectives Journal, an inter-professional journal and current chair of CAPCSD IPP IPE Committee.
Financial: Employed at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Higdon has research funding the William Taylor AAC Laboratory, University of Mississippi.
Non-Financial: Dr. Higdon holds volunteer positions on the American Board for AAC Specialty Certification (AB-AAC), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.