Savitri Dixon SaxonEducation

PhD, North Carolina State University; MEd, University of South Carolina

Research Interests

Psychosocial identity development of African-American women; determining the most effective interventions and training for African-American women, focusing on leadership development and self-actualization


Dr. Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, 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,” Single Minded, Portland Family Magazine, and UNC-TV.  

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