Dante Dixson

At-Large Member, NAGC Board of Directors
Michigan State University

Dante D. Dixson, Ph.D., LP received his Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in psychology, Master’s degree in education, and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently an Assistant Professor of School and Educational Psychology at Michigan State University where he studies the role of hope in the educational and psychological functioning of children and adolescents, the psychosocial precursors of achievement, the underrepresentation of minoritized and disadvantaged youth in gifted education, and how psychosocial perceptions affect academic talent development. The author of over 50 scholarly articles, research presentations, and book chapters, Dr. Dixson currently serves on the editorial broads of Gifted Child Quarterly, the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, School Psychology Review, and the Journal of Black Psychology. In addition, Dr. Dixson is a board member for the Roeper Institute and the Michigan Association of Gifted Children.