College of Arts and Sciences Accolades 2009
Dr. Charles Biggers

Dr. Charles BiggersCharles J. Biggers was born February 7, 1935 in Gastonia, North Carolina.

He graduated from Wake Forest University, received his Master's degree from Appalachian State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Before coming to the University of Memphis in February, 1969, Dr. Biggers taught Biology at Orlando Junior College. At the UoM he has instructed various courses in General Biology and Genetics.

Currently, he is teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2. Through the years he has directed a number of Master's and Doctoral students as well as numerous undergraduate research students.

Dr. Biggers is the recipient of 2 distinguished teaching awards, and the award for advising excellence as well as the Briggs excellence in teaching award.

He was selected as commencement speaker, summer 1985. He and his wife, Shirley, have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren.

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