Dixie is Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education within the College of Education at UT Austin. She has been teaching in Undergraduate program since 1985. She has developed a successful curriculum for personal trainers, providing both theoretical content and practical experiences in that Specialization. She is a spokesperson for ACE, and serves on the Editorial Board for the ACSM Health & Fitness Journal and GSSI Speakers Bureau. She has has been a fitness editor for Shape magazine and a 5-star presenter for IDEA, presenting extensively at both national and international conferences. Her research generally involves current fitness topics, but has been expanded to include strategic health communication, including her work with the award winning Gatorade Replay on Fox Sports. Dixie received the inaugural Departmental Teaching Excellence Award in 2011, was selected as a Provost's Teaching Fellow in 2015, and named as a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2017.
November 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 36 mins 21 secs
diversity, inclusion, international education, special ed
In honor of International Education Week, we invited James Patton to talk with us about his life, his prolific work with special education programs around the world, and his undergraduate classes in which he carries out State Department-sponsored global exchange. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
Episode 22: Humanity in Higher Ed: Supporting Students, Modeling Care, and Forging Connection with Molly Hatcher
November 2nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 36 mins 40 secs
connection, graduate students, mental health, self-care, wellness
Dr. Molly Hatcher, the director of the Faculty Innovation Center at UT Austin, joins Stephanie and Dixie to talk about the book she recently co-edited entitled Preparing for College and University Teaching: Competencies for Graduate and Professional Students. This was a great follow-up to our previous conversation with Dr. Thea Woodruff on effective teaching and student wellness. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
Episode 19: Digging Deep: Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and Hands-on Learning with Adam Rabinowitz
May 7th, 2021 | Season 1 | 57 mins 35 secs
experiential learning, storytelling, teaching, teamwork
On this final episode of our first season, Dixie and Katie speak with archaeologist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz. Adam brings his expertise in experiential learning to the show and entertains us with his powerful story from the time he was on his first archaeological expedition (as a teenager) with his aunt in Italy. Take a listen, and thanks so much for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
April 9th, 2021 | Season 1 | 40 mins 8 secs
From the Blanton Museum of Art, Siobhán McCusker, an artist and innovative educator, joins Jen, Stephanie, and Dixie to talk about the creative ways in which she uses the art gallery experience as a microcosm for teaching growth mindset to classrooms (and faculty) of all disciplines. We really enjoyed this wonderful and uplifting conversation and we hope you do as well. Thank you!
March 26th, 2021 | Season 1 | 47 mins 30 secs
health, inequality, nursing, racism, teaching
Dr. Danica Sumpter from UT's School of Nursing joins Dixie and Stephanie to talk about her incredible personal journey to nursing and teaching nursing as well as her high-impact work in so many areas of society, including the Black Mamas Community Collective. Her inspiring story and mindful practices in an online classroom environment are so helpful for all teachers across disciplines and settings. Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy!
March 12th, 2021 | Season 1 | 39 mins 11 secs
communication, covid, health, online learning
On this fun episode, Mike Mackert, the illustrious director of UT's Center for Health Communication, regales Dixie and Jen with his (very) non-linear personal journey to his current high-impact platform of evidence-based health communication strategies and and the amazing work of his team that truly spans the vast campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Thanks for listening!
February 26th, 2021 | Season 1 | 40 mins 1 sec
campus community, career, growth, teaching
On this episode, Dixie and Jen speak with Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at UT Tasha Beretvas. Dr. Beretvas has had an illustrious, winding career which has taken her from programming at IBM to being an all-star teacher at The University of Texas at Austin. This was a fun and open discussion about the various types of faculty on campus and the challenges Tasha faces as both a professor and administrator. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
October 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 47 mins 41 secs
learning through failure, math, teaching, tennis
On this episode, Dixie and Stephanie are joined by Professor of Mathematics Michael P. Starbird to talk about his book the Five Elements of Effective Thinking and the practical applications of his principles in the classroom to encourage positive change and growth in students. Thanks for joining us for this valuable and fun discussion!
October 9th, 2020 | Season 1 | 35 mins 40 secs
experiential learning, teaching
On this episode, Stephanie talks with long-time professor of practice Dixie Stanforth about learning through failing, experimental learning, and what it really means to have and exhibit a growth mindset in the classroom. Thanks for joining us!