Dean L. Fixsen, Ph.D., began his career in human services in 1963 as a psychiatric aide in a state hospital for children with profound developmental delays. He received his doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Dr. Fixsen has spent his career developing and implementing evidence-based programs, initiating and managing change processes in provider organizations and service delivery systems, and working to improve the lives of children, families, and adults. Dr. Fixsen has co-authored more than 100 publications including the highly regarded monograph “Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature.” He has served on numerous editorial boards and advised federal, state, and local governments. Dr. Fixsen is a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also co-director (with Karen Blase) of the National Implementation Research Network; co-director (with Karen Blase, Rob Horner, and George Sugai) of the State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-based Practices Center; and co-chair (with Bianca Albers and Jennifer Schroeder) of the Global Implementation Conference.
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