Marie Higgins has over 32 years of experience in accounting. She has worked for a publicly traded company, a closely held corporation, and the state of Rhode Island. Higgins is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and Rhode Island Women's Bar Association, the Rhode Island Association of Accounting Professors, and an Affiliate member of the Rhode Island Chapter Certified Fraud Examiners. At JWU Higgins is actively involved with the Accounting Association and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She is also active in volunteer programs at St. Mary's Church in West Warwick, RI.