Dr. Radigan has served over 50 years working in public schools and universities. She taught in public schools for 20 years and was a principal for 5 years. Dr. Radigan was a research associate at the University of Houston and Rice University for 10 years. She served as an evaluator of family literacy programs for 6 years.
In her current position, as Director of Education, she oversees academic services, academic programming, program evaluation, student recruitment, admissions, student advising, strategic planning, teacher certification, principal certification, alternative certification, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program for new and experienced MATs.
Dr. Radigan also serves as a faculty teacher in two classes a semester.
Dr. Radigan has contributed to the expansion of the Education Department with a field-based residency program in Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD. Participating in these residencies are Rice pre-service teachers in the undergraduate teacher certification program, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, in a degree track for 5-year undergraduates towards a MAT degree and another MAT degree track for experienced teachers. The Principal Certification program was added in 2019-20. The Alternate Certificate program was added for teacher candidates in 2020-21. These programs are part of the Center for Education.