Dean L. Fixsen

Dean L. Fixsen
Senior Implementation Specialist
919.966.3892
Sheryl-Mar South, Room 138
Campus Box 8185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185

Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, began his career in human services in 1963 as a psychiatric aide in a large state hospital for children with profound developmental delays. Dean received his doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Dean has spent his career developing and implementing evidence-based programs, initiating and managing change processes in provider organizations and service delivery systems, and working with others to improve the lives of children, families, and adults. Dean is co-author of the highly regarded monograph, Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature. He has served on numerous editorial boards and has advised federal, state, and local governments. Dean is a Senior Implementation Specialist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Co-Founder of the National Implementation Research Network; Co-Director of the State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center; and President of the Global Implementation Initiative.

Academic Affiliation:
Research Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health
Adjunct Professor, School of Pharmacy
Areas of Expertise:
Implementation Science
School Reform
Systems Change
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• PhD, Psychology, University of Kansas
• MA, Psychology, University of Kansas
• BA, Psychology, Kansas State College of Pittsburg