Dr. Marcia Dixson received the 2016 P.A. Mack Award for distinguished service to teaching. As the recipient of the P.A. Mack Award, she leads this year's P.A. Mack Distinguished Service to Teaching Forum.
Marcia is currently the Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at IPFW. Before that, she was the Chair of the Department of Communication, Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and the Basic Course Director for the Fundamentals of Speech Communication course.
Marcia is also a member of the FACET Steering Committee, an IPFW co-liaison, and co-editor of the FACET Quick Hits: Teaching with Technology. She serves on the board of the Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning and the Advisory Boards for the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Her current research area, communication in the online teaching environment, has yielded three top panel papers in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the National Communication Association Conference as well as publications in the Communication Education, The Online Journal, 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.