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Dr. Kathryn Dixon

Assistant Professor

Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 903-886-5532


Professional Vita

Kathryn is a former elementary bilingual educator who completed her PhD in Literacy and Language Studies with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Texas in August 2014. She now serves as Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction-Literacy at Texas A&M University- Commerce where she teaches undergraduate and graduate reading courses.



Doctor of Philosophy, Literacy and Language Studies
University of North Texas, 2014

Master of Public Health, Community Health Education
University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2010

Bachelor of Science, Applied Learning and Development with Bilingual Endorsement
University of Texas-Austin, 1999

Teaching Experience

2010-2014 – Graduate Assistant/Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas
2007-2010 – Bilingual Teacher, 1st Grade, Lake Dallas ISD
2002-2007 – Bilingual/ESL Elementary Teacher (2nd & 4th grades), Lewisville ISD
2001-2002 – Adjunct Instructor, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
2000-2001 – Bilingual Teacher, 3rd Grade, Austin ISD
1999-2000 – Bilingual Teacher, 4th Grade, Lewisville ISD



Dixon, K.V. (in press). Framing bilingual education policy: Articulation in Texas. Journal of Bilingual Education Research and Instruction.

Sanders, A., & Dixon, K.V. (2014). A brave new world: Pre-service teachers understanding and integrating new literacies in the language arts classroom. The Reading Paradigm, 8 (1), pp. 4-9.

Book Chapters

Mohr, K.A.J., Dixon, K. & Young, C. (2012). Effective and efficient: Maximizing literacy assessment
and instruction. In Ortlieb, E. T., & Cheek, Jr., E. H. (Eds.). Literacy research, practice, and
evaluation: Vol. 1(p. 293-324). Using informative assessments for effective literacy practices.
Bingley, UK: Emerald Group.



Dixon, K., Dixon-Krauss, L., & Thompson, K. (2014, April). An international student teaching initiative: Expanding preservice teachers’ global perspective. Association for Childhood Education International Global Summit on Childhood, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dixon, K. (2013, November). A cross-border comparison of language policies. World Education Research Association, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Dixon, K. & Martin, T. (2013, March). Supporting teachers in the implementation of a two-way dual language program.  Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA.

Dixon, K. (2012, April). State of equality? A comparative policy analysis. Comparative and International Education Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Dixon, K.V. (2015, April). Implementation of bilingual and ESL education policy in Texas: Geographic and ethnic variation. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Dixon, K.V. & Thompson, K. (2015, March). Expanding pre-service teachers’ global perspectives. National Association for Bilingual Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Dixon, K.V. (2014, December).  Framing bilingual education: Articulation in Texas. Literacy Research Association, Marco Island, FL.

Nelson, N. & Dixon, K. (2013, April). A real “Texas Miracle”? Visioning and re-visioning a transformation of public education. American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Dixon, K. (2012, February).  A cross-border comparison of language policies. Panel paper presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association of Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX.

Dixon, K., Patterson, L., Martin, T., Robertson, M.K., Izbrand, S., & Smith, J. (2011, November). Blogging as a tool for political action: new literacies and the 2011 Save our Schools March. Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.


Sanders, A., Dixon, K.V., and Putman, R. (2015, November). Microblogging through social media for student collaboration. Texas Social Media Conference, Ft. Worth, TX.

Dixon, K. (2012, September). Effective writing conferences with ELLs. Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Denton, TX.

Dixon, K. (2011, September). Web literacy in the primary grades. Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Denton, TX.

Dixon, K. (2011, March).  The “What’s Hot, What’s Not” lists: Where have we been and where are we going? Rose F. Spicola Forum in Reading, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.

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