A passionate interdisciplinary collaborator, Moses Dixon is a fierce community and economic development advocate living and working in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the CEO of the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging. Recently, he graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in New York, where he completed his Doctoral degree in community and public affairs.
Moses Dixon is building a career focused on advocating for members of his community, especially those who have been disenfranchised and marginalized. As a hopeful and upbeat person, he uses his motivation and positive attitude to locate and address issues impacting senior citizens, communities of color, and the homeless population. Above all else, Moses strives to effect positive change for those in need in his community.
Moses Dixon has also been published throughout his academic career. In 2009, he published “A Qualitative Analysis of African Americans’ Role in Preparing Future Leaders” with the National Conference on Undergraduate Research through the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse; in 2011 – along with eight other authors – he published “Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Worcester, Massachusetts”; and in 2013, he published “A Strategic Overview of The Proposed Slots Parlor in The City of Worcester, Massachusetts Green Island Area” through Clark University.
Outside of his publications, Moses has an academic interest in several research areas, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Homelessness, Gentrification, Racial Disparities in Education and Criminal Justice, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community and Economic Development, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. He also acquired teaching experience as a graduate student, co-instructor, and adjunct professor with the State University of New York at Binghamton and Becker College.
Moses Dixon attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration on Community Development and Planning. He then enrolled at the Morehouse School of Medicine at the David Satcher Health Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned his Certificate in Community Health Leadership with a concentration on Interdisciplinary Community Health Collaboration. From there, Moses attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he earned his Master’s degree in Community Development and Planning with a concentration in Neighborhood Revitalization. He’s recently completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Community and Public Affairs, with a dissertation on the economic and social impact that closing a black college can have on a community with a focus on Selma, Alabama, and the closing of Concordia College.
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