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African American and Diaspora Studies

Faculty and Staff

Dr. fredrick douglass dixon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, African American and Diaspora Studies

B.A., Purdue University (1993)
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University (2003)

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)

Office: Ross Hall 110


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A native Chicagoan, Dr. Fredrick Douglass Dixon is an educator and community advocate. Dr. Dixon directs the University of Wyoming's Black Studies Center and is an Assistant Professor in the African American and Diaspora Studies Department. For the past decade, Dr. Dixon has hosted a successful, public-access television program that centers and examines the accurate history of blacks in America titled, The First Amendment: Historically Speaking. As his indispensable duty, Dr. Dixon remains devoted to providing successful pathways for access, matriculation, and graduation for the most at-risk student populations. His commitment to connecting academia with the broader community includes working with several national academic and grassroots organizations, including the National Council for Black Studies and the Black Doctoral Network. A quote from Dr. Dixon illustrates his depth and purpose, "The thrust of my existence is to elevate the whole of the community, particularly black students, to higher levels of academic excellence."

Teaching: Introduction to African American Studies, Social Justice in the 21st Century, the Black Freedom Movement, African American History.

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Arts and Sciences/African American & Diaspora Studies

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2733

Fax: 307-766-2555


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