Dixie has been teaching in Undergraduate program since 1985. She has developed a successful curriculum for pre-allied health professionals within KHE, providing both theoretical content and practical experiences in a number of Specializations. She is a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, and serves on the GSSI Speakers Bureau and Editorial Board for the ACSM Health & Fitness Journal. She 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 expanded to 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, named as a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2017, and awarded the Dad's Centennial Teaching Fellowship in 2020.