Vivian Dixon

Vivian Dixon is an ESL instructor at Urbana Adult Education. She has a master’s degree in Linguistic, Teaching English as a Second Language and a doctoral degree from the the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Dixon has taught teacher-training courses and has worked on projects funded by the United States Department of Education that focused on improving the preparation of university faculty, pre-service, and in-service teachers, and school staff. Vivian’s research interests include ESL, and bilingualism, culturally relevant instruction, language and literacy in cross-cultural perspective.