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Alumna Dr. Lindsay K. Hixson ('97) an Expert on U.S. Racial Composition


Dr. Hixson Honored as 2014 Outstanding Alumna in College of Arts & Sciences

When The Washington Post, The New York Times, national policy makers, business consultants, or scholars from Harvard and beyond need up-to-date information on the ever-changing racial composition of the United States, to whom do they turn?

More than likely, it's 1997 NKU graduate Dr. Lindsay Hixson. Hixson is senior analyst in the racial statistics branch at the U.S. Census Bureau. Hixson analyzes race and ethnicity data, advises stakeholders, and researches strategies to improve how the Census Bureau collects and tabulates race and ethnic data to reflect the self-identities of the U.S. population.

Hixson earned her Ph.D. in sociology from University of Albany, State University of New York. She received a master's in sociology from Portland State University. During her graduate studies, Hixson taught 11 different courses in four universities, including NKU where she taught summer courses on racism and sexism.

Recognizing Our Incredible Alumni

Earlier this year, NKU’s office of Alumni Programs teamed with Norse Media to produce a series of short films that debuted at the 2014 Alumni Awards Celebration. These “micro documentaries” — which we’re going to feature here for the next several weeks — tell the stories of nine incredible NKU alumni, from an athletic prodigy-turned-school-principal, to a HAZMAT unit specialist, to a beloved NKU professor, to a popular TV news anchor.

Nominate an outstanding alum for next year’s celebration.

Dr. Lindsay Hixson
Photo by Timothy D. Sofranko, NKU