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Nancy Dixon, Ph.D.

Lecturer; Founder, Common Knowledge Associates

Nancy Dixon is a thought leader in the field of Knowledge Management.  She has been a consultant to the most celebrated knowledge management companies with rich experience in the corporate, government and international development sectors. She is skilled in designing and delivering state-of-the-art, interactive workshops to teach Knowledge Management processes and strategies. Nancy also has experience in Virtual Teams, designing and facilitating effective meeting strategies amongst virtual teams to increase engagement.

Nancy’s clients have included St Edward's University, The World Health Organization, The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), The US Army, NASA, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, The Veterans Administration, and more.

Before founding Common Knowledge Associates in 2000, she was a Professor at George Washington University for 15 years, and before that at the University of Texas, in Austin. She holds a Ph.D. in Administration with a minor in Sociology. She is currently researching “What makes virtual teams effective”.

Nancy is an Executive Board member of Better Angels Central Texas a board member of the US Academy of Professional Dialogue, an Associate of Career Partners International (CPI), and a Member of the Academy of Professional Dialogue: International.


  • Ph.D., North Texas State University
  • M.A., East Texas State University
  • B.A., University of Kansas


  • CompanyCommand: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession. (With Burgess, T., Allen, N., Kilner, P. and Schweitzer, S.) United States Military Academy, (2005).
  • Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing What They Know. Harvard Business School Press. (2000).
  • The Organizational Learning Cycle: How We Can Learn Collectively. 2nd Edition. London: Gower. (1999).
  • Dialogue at Work. London: Lemos and Crane. (1998).
  • Helping Leaders Take Effective Action: Program Evaluation. The Center for Creative Leadership. (1997) with Dianne Young.
  • Perspectives on Dialogue: Making Talk Developmental for Individuals and Organizations.  The Center for Creative Leadership. (1996).
  • The Organizational Learning Cycle: How We Can Learning Collectively. (1994). McGraw-Hill. 
  • The Academic Guide to the Models for HRD Practice. (1991) American Society for Training and Development. (with J. Henkleman)
  • Evaluation: A Tool for HRD Quality. (1990).  University Associates.