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Mary Dixon

Office: Lincoln Center 813
Phone: 212-636-6310


Master's Degree in Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism with Minor in Economics at Louisiana State University


Mary Dixon has worked in communications for more than 30 years. She has experience as a journalist, editor and in public relations and public affairs in government, corporate America and for nonprofits.

She worked in the Clinton/Gore White House in the White House Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach and in VP Gore's office; on Capitol Hill as a press secretary U.S. Rep. Mike Espy; served as Agriculture Sec. Espy's deputy press secretary; served as VP of Public Affairs at Lifetime Television; wrote a political column for Glamour; served as editor in chief of America's Community Banker magazine; and worked as a newspaper reporter for the Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi and The Daily World in Louisiana.

Since 2007, she has taught political communications at NYU, originally, and now at Fordham University.

Her overriding interest in her professional life is analyzing how the business of communications is constantly changing. One provocative question she often considers in the area of earned media placement: Is the news reporter obsolete?