Calvin J Higgins

Calvin J Higgins

Adjunct Professor


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Crimology & Criminal Justice

Calvin J Higgins

Dr. Calvin Higgins, Jr is a graduate of Wayne State University where he majored in public policy and earned a PhD and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science.  Dr. Higgins also earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio State University.  Dr. Higgins has over thirty years of experience in law enforcement operations, beginning in 1988, as a police officer and detective in Florida. In 2018,  Dr. Higgins retired as a decorated Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In 2018, Dr. Higgins became the Chief of Police of the Law Enforcement Unit at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In 2020, Dr. Higgins was promoted to his current position of Assistant Vice President of Operations at the Detroit Branch.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Drug Policy; Law Enforcement


Drug Policy


  • PhD-Political Science-Wayne State University
  • MA-Political Science-Wayne State University
  • MS-Criminal Justice & Criminolgy-Tiffin University
  • BA-Criminal Justice-Ohio State University

Courses taught by Calvin J Higgins

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Fall Term 2022