Dr. Dixson is current chair of the Department of Communication at IPFW. Before that, she was the Director of our Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and the Basic Course Director for the Fundamentals of Speech Communication course. She is also a member of the FACET Steering Committee and a co-editor of the FACET Quick Hits: Teaching with Technology. Her current research area, communication in the online teaching environment, has yielded two top panel papers in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the National Communication Association Conference as well as publications in the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. She teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of interpersonal communication, family communication, business and professional communication, research methods, communication in the classroom, nonverbal communication, relational communication, and the dark side of communication.