Mary Jo Garcia Biggs

Interim Chair of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies
Texas State University

Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, LCSW is Associate Professor of Social Work and Interim Chair of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) at Texas State University. She holds the MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University and the PhD from Texas A&M University. Biggs, who has been at Texas State for over a decade, is an expert in online education. She was recognized by AAHHE as advancing distance learning in higher education when she was awarded the Distance Learning in Higher Education Award. Her research interests have a broad focus of advocacy for vulnerable and marginalized populations. Her most recent research areas stem from two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants. Her principal teaching area is policy- social justice and advocacy. She serves as the President of the Texas Association of College Teachers, an elected position, where she advocates for and serves, faculty, staff, and students, of all Texas universities and community colleges, both public and private.