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Dante D. Dixson

Michigan State University
Assistant Professor of School and Educational Psychology
Dante D. Dixson received his bachelor’s degree (with honors) in psychology, master’s degree in education, and PhD in school psychology from UC Berkeley. He is currently an assistant professor at Michigan State University in the department of counseling, educational psychology, and special education, where he serves as faculty member in the School Psychology Program.

The author or co/author of over 30 scholarly articles, research presentations, and book chapters, Dr. Dixson is a recipient of the Cota Robles Fellowship (from UC Berkeley) and an African American Success Foundation Research Grant. His areas of expertise include the role of hope in the educational and psychological functioning of children and adolescents, positive psychology, psychosocial precursors of achievement, at-risk youth, the achievement gap, academic talent development/gifted education, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice.

Dr. Dixson currently serves on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Journal of Black Psychology. In addition, he is a board member for the Roeper Institute, Boys Hope Girls Hope–Detroit, and the Michigan Association of Gifted Children.