Robert Riggs

Assistant Teaching Professor
Outreach Coordinator

Office: Flarsheim Hall #250A
Ph: 813-235-2506


Prof. Bob Riggs joined the UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2006. His primary area of research interest is the curricular treatment of math and science that is effective with holistic learners; primarily, at-risk African American students living in generational poverty. Prof. Riggs studies constructivist learning in opposition to the sociocultural norms of teaching mathematics and science and he also studies equity and justice in the urban classroom.

Academic Credentials:
Ph.D. University of Missouri – Kansas City, XXXX

Teaching Areas:
Algebra-based General Physics I and II
Physics of Sports