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)
At Oregon State since 1994.
Kathryn Higley’s fields of interest include environmental transport and fate of radionuclides, radioecology, radiochemistry, radiation dose assessment, neutron activation analysis, nuclear emergency response, and environmental regulations.
She has held both reactor operator and senior reactor operator’s licenses, and is a former reactor supervisor for the Reed College TRIGA reactor. Higley has been at Oregon State University since 1994 teaching undergraduate and graduate classes on radioecology, dosimetry, radiation protection, radiochemistry, and radiation biology.
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.