Dr. Wiggins earned his B.Sc. in Industrial Plastics Technology from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA in 1988, his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992, and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.
He worked 6 years at Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA where he left as Technical Director of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes, and 6 years at Nike Inc. where he left as General Manager of In-House Manufacturing Oregon.
In 2004 Dr. Wiggins began his academic career at the University of Southern Mississippi. His primary research interests are in the field of glassy polymer network science as matrix polymers for aerospace composites.
He currently has a research group of 10 Ph.D. students, 2 post-doctoral fellows and 4 research associates. He currently serves the University as Professor, School of Polymer Science and Engineering.