Dr. Hixon received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, concentrating in social psychology with a specialization (M.S. equivalent) in statistics. After serving on the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Hixon went on to work with several governmental agencies, culminating in his service as Director of Quantitative Analysis for the Texas Department of Human Services from 1999-2003 and then as Senior Research Analyst for the Texas Legislative Council from early 2003 until he returned to UT Austin in 2004.
Dr. Hixon currently teaches four Ph.D.-level classes in statistical analysis at the University of Texas covering everything from basic approaches like analysis of variance and linear regression to advanced techniques like multivariate non-parametric modeling, simulation methods, structural equations, and more. Dr. Hixon’s research focuses on nonlinear dynamic analysis systems, with primary applications in the investment and financial markets. In addition to his duties at the university, he serves as a statistical consultant to individuals, corporations, and government agencies.
Courses taught at TCPE
- Gender & Practice
- APA Ethics Code
- Gender & Practice Series: Women & Girls
- Gender & Practice Series: Transgender & Gender-Non-Conforming Persons
- Gender & Practice Series: Men & Boys