Adrienne D. Dixson is the Executive Director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative and Professor of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her research primarily focuses on how race, class, and gender intersect and impact educational equity in urban schooling contexts. Dr. Dixson is the co-editor of CRT in Education: All God’s Children Got a Song (2006, Routledge) and Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education. Dr. Dixson is interested in how educational equity is mediated by school reform policies in the urban south. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. In 2021, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association.
Since 2021, Dr. Dixson has been serving as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation its new Race Equity Program and the Eddie Bernice Johnson NSF INCLUDES Program.