Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Dixon teaches courses in international relations and American government. His courses include American Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Law, and International Conflict and Conflict Management, as well as the Departments introductory International Relations and American Government courses. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2007. In 2014 Dr. Dixon was awarded the USG Regents Teaching Award for Faculty Excellence for UWG. In 2015 Dr. Dixon was selected as a Governors Teaching Fellow, a statewide fellowship that promotes excellence and innovation in teaching practice. Dr. Dixon has won teaching and service awards in the College of Social Sciences and was ranked as the #12 highest rated professor in the United States on the professor rating site RateMyProf.com in 2012.Dr. Dixon is Associate Director of the Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service. He is affiliated with the interdisciplinary programs in Global Studies and Women's' Studies at UWG and is a member of the Graduate Faculty. He has served as Chair of the Faculty Council of the College of Social Sciences and is the Chair of the UWG Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. His research focuses on international conflict management and international institutions. Current research projects include dispute settlement at the World Trade Organization, the impact of economic interdependence on international rivalry, and the role of domestic politics in the success or failure of foreign policy.

Education / Degrees

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Arizona, 2007
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 16
    • POLS-2401 (Global Issues) Section: 01
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E04
    • POLS-4506 (Int'l Conflict/Conflict Mgmt) Section: E01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 01D
    • POLS-2401 (Global Issues) Section: 01D
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: E01
    • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: 01D

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • POLS-4985 (Evolution of Political Order) Section: E01
    • POLS-5985 (EVOLUTION OF POLITICAL ORDER) Section: E01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E01
    • POLS-4985 (National Security Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-5985 (National Security Policy) Section: E01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 01D
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01D
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: E1W
    • POLS-4505 (American Foreign Policy) Section: 1DW

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: T02
    • POLS-4985 (Arab-Israeli Conflict) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-5985 (Arab-Israeli Conflict) Section: 01D

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E01
    • POLS-4506 (Int'l Conflict/Conflict Mgmt) Section: E01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 01D
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01D
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-4503 (International Organizations) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-5503 (International Organizations) Section: 01D

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • POLS-4501 (International Law) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-5501 (International Law) Section: 01D

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 12D
    • POLS-3102 (Gender and Politics) Section: 1DW

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01D
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 31
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: 1DW

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: 01
    • POLS-4985 (Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-5985 (Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism) Section: 01D

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • POLS-4505 (American Foreign Policy) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-4985 (EU in Comparative Perspective) Section: N04
    • POLS-4985 (Geopolitics Simulation) Section: 1DW
  • Skills and Resources

    International Affairs

    I have a broad general knowledge of international affairs and can comment on the topic generally. This includes questions of foreign policy.

    Data Analytics

    I have a strong grounding in applied analytics. This includes a range of methods, techniques, and applications. My expertise includes the application of these techniques to public policy.