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Robert Dixon

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

School Psychology, Response to Intervention (RtI), Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Online Service Delivery

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Brief biography

Robert J. Dixon, PhD, NCSP, LP has been practicing school psychology for over 30 years. In the last 20, he has been teaching in and directing the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In his role as Graduate Educator, he has developed several courses that reflect his interests in Response to Intervention (RtI), Research & Program Evaluation, and Supervision. He has been a member of school improvement efforts in La Crescent, MN, La Crosse, WI and Onalaska, WI. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the executive board for the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) and is the current chair of APA Division 16 ethics committee. He keeps his practice current by volunteering with a local school district.

Current courses at UWL

School-wide Practices for Academics, Behavior, and Mental Health in a MTSS Model (SPY 751)
Academic, Behavioral, and Mental Health Interventions (SPY 752)
Research & Program Evaluation in the Schools (SPY 725)
Practicum & Internship Sequences


Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado
M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Loyola University of Chicago
B.A. in Psychology from the University of Manitoba



Robert Dixon, Psychology, elected Board Member. Dixon was elected as an executive board member of the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP), an organization committed to innovation and excellence in graduate training programs for specialist and doctoral school psychologists.

Submitted on: July 12, 2021



Brock McMullen, Exercise & Sport Science and Garth Tymeson, Exercise & Sport Science, both Exercise & Sport Science; and Robert Dixon, Psychology, Psychology; received the award for Interdisciplinary Preparation of School Psychologists and Adapted Physical Educators to Serve Children with Disabilities who have High-Intensity Needs from Office of Special Education Programs. Grant award totals $1,250,000.

Submitted on: Sept. 29, 2020



Robert Dixon, Psychology, presented "Shifting Landscapes: An Ethical Playbook for School Psychologists in the Days of Remote Learning" at the Illinois School Psychologists Association's Virtual Learning Opportunity on May 27 in their first online platform, which reached practitioners in several states.

Submitted on: May 29, 2020



Robert Dixon, Psychology, presented "Transgressions in school psychology: Examining the ethical challenges and hurdles of practitioners" at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention on Feb. 20 in Bethesda, MD.

Submitted on: Feb. 23, 2020



Betty Deboer, Robert Dixon, Daniel Hyson and Jocelyn Newton, all Psychology, presented "Capstone Projects" at National Association of School Psychologists on Feb. 19 in Bethesda, MD. All 12 students in the graduate school psychology program presented their capstone projects at the national convention.

Submitted on: Feb. 23, 2020