Talitha Buschor named the recipient of the James D. and Carol N. Dixon Fellowship for 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Talitha Buschor

Talitha Buschor, a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Education, was awarded the 2021 James D. and Carol N. Dixon Fellowship. This fellowship supports MA or Ph.D. students with a focus on reading studies and/or the broader field of literacy studies. There is a selection preference for Education Department students who are involved in Reading Clinic activities.

Buschor has worked in special education in San Diego, CA and Richmond, VA, and has an M.Ed. in special education and teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Carol Dixon is a Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment Emeritus in the Department of Education, where she worked from 1973 to 2009. During her tenure Dixon served as Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education and co-director of the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP). As part of her work with SCWriP, she was co-director of a three-year Literature Institute for Teachers (LIT), funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1987-1990. In addition, she had been the co-director of an advanced institute funded by the California Writing Project, the Advanced Professional Leadership Institute for Teachers of Linguistically Diverse Students in 1993-1994, and of the Advanced Institute on Literacy in 1996-1998. In 1990, Dixon was co-founder of the Santa Barbara Classroom Discourse Group, a research collaborative of university faculty, graduate student researchers, and classroom teacher/researchers within the greater Santa Barbara area.

[Talitha Buschor is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at george@education.ucsb.edu]