Dr. Dixon brings more than 10 years of experience in international education and also serves as WSU's director of Study Abroad. She is the author of numerous articles with research interest in the development of individuals within their international communities. She is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, chair of the WSU Academic Staff Professional Development Committee and immediate past-president of the Michigan Association of Adult and Continuing Education. She has received numerous awards for service to the university and surrounding community. Kelli holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a master's degree in public administration and PhD in political science, both from Wayne State University.