Dr. Nicholas Dixon
When philosophy professor Nicholas Dixon came to America from England to study philosophy in graduate school, he hoped to hitchhike across the country. But, unexpectedly, his love for philosophy caused him to make Michigan his home for more than 25 years.
Dr. Nicholas Dixon recent recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award.
Dixon has been teaching at Alma College since the fall of 1986, and says he likes the small campus because he gets to teach a wide variety of courses to students from many different majors.
Completing his masters and doctoral studies in philosophy at Michigan State University, he enjoys studying applied ethics — applying ethical principles to everyday situations. The majority of his scholarly presentations and publications have been in this area of philosophy
His classes have included social philosophy, philosophy of law, medical ethics, sport philosophy and philosophy of love and sex. Alma College seniors in 2004 and 2007 recognized him with an Outstanding Faculty Award.
“The philosophy of love and sex is one of my favorite classes,” he says, “because it’s a subject everyone is interested in.”
In his spare time, Dixon enjoys traveling with his wife, their 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old twin sons.