Felicia A. Dixon

Ball State University

Felicia A. Dixon is Emerita Professor of Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University. She formerly directed the master’s degree program in educational psychology and the license/endorsement in gifted education. She received her doctorate from Purdue University and specializes in gifted education. Author of more than 35 articles and chapters, Felicia Dixon co-edited the important Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education in 2006; edited the NAGC publication Programs and Services for Secondary Gifted Students: A Guide to Recommended Practices (2008), and received the Early Scholar Award from NAGC in 2004. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of NAGC, and has chaired the Task Force on Secondary Gifted Education, the Awards committee for NAGC, and is the current chair of the advisory board for Teaching for High Potential. Her research interests include critical thinking, cognitive abilities, self-concept of gifted adolescents, perfectionism, and curriculum. Her special interest is in the advancement of gifted education for secondary students. Currently she is actively consulting on topics focusing on gifted education. 

Speaker Topics:

  • Critical thinking, cognitive abilities, differentiating instruction for gifted students K12 and strategies to do so
  • Self concept of gifted adolescents, perfectionism, characteristics of gifted students, AP
  • Offerings for gifted adolescents, and the complete program for gifted adolescents: working through epistemology to understand the way gifted adolescents think