William J. Higgins, Ph.D., LMHP, BCBA-D

William J. Higgins, PhDPsychology
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 681198-5450

Phone: 402-552-2200

Professional Summary:

William J. Higgins, Ph.D., LMHP, BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) and an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Nebraska - Omaha. He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from UNMC under the supervision of Dr. Wayne Fisher. Dr. Higgins is the director of the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic that provides early and intensive behavioral interventions to young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. His training is in the clinical applications of behavior analysis. His focus is on increasing capacity for intensive ASD services and integrating behavior analysis into the primary-care setting. He conducts research focused on extending the reach of behavioral healthcare through web-based technologies. Dr. Higgins supervises Doctoral and Master’s level students in both clinical and research settings.


Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2013
M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 2009
B.S., Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2005

Courses Taught:

Behavior Analysis and Intervention
Single Subject Research Methodologies
Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

Research Interests and Projects:

Publications from PubMed