Savitri Dixon SaxonEducation

Ph.D., North Carolina State University; M.Ed., B.A., University of South Carolina

Research Interests 

Psychosocial identity development of African-American women and determining the most effective interventions and training for that group focused on leadership development and self-actualization

Background

Dr. Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and the School of Social Work and HumanServices, is a licensed professional counselor in the state of North Carolina and a national certified counselor. Dr. Dixon-Saxon has served in higher education for the past 19 years, and she has trained students and professionals around issues of diversity for just as long. In recent years, after becoming a single and custodial parent herself, Dr. Dixon-Saxon has focused her research on the issues of African-American single mothers, especially those who are in poverty and those who are trying to achieve and maintain middle-class status as single parents. She has provided significant consultation to media outlets, including the Canadian Women’s Health Journal, Essence magazine, “The Lizz Brown Show,” SingleMindedWomen.com, Portland Family Magazine, and UNC-TV.