University of Southern Indiana

Dixon named permanent Director of Graduate Studies

Dixon named permanent Director of Graduate Studies

7/14/2020 | University Communications
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Dr. Michael Dixon has accepted the position of Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. Dixon has served as interim Director since April, 2019 and assumed the position permanently Monday, July 13.

As Director of Graduate Studies, Dixon will lead the strategic direction of graduate programs at the University, as well as administer and interpret graduate education policy. He will oversee the process of graduate admissions and the conferral of degrees, serve as Chair of the University Graduate Council and advocate for graduate education both on campus and in the community.

Prior to his appointment as interim Director of Graduate Studies, Dixon served as Director of the Classical Studies Program within the USI College of Liberal Arts. His additional administrative appointments at USI include service as acting Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; interim Dean, Associate Dean and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; and acting Chair of the History Department.

Dixon joined the USI faculty as an Assistant Professor of History in 2000. He was awarded the rank of Associate Professor in 2006 and full Professor in 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree in classics (ancient Greek and Latin languages) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and master’s and doctoral degrees in ancient history from The Ohio State University.

For more information about graduate education at USI, visit the Graduate Studies website at USI.edu/graduate.

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