09 Nov 2015

Maria Dixon Hall – A Scandalous Connection – TEDxSMU 2015

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40 people around the world including a Pulitzer Prize winner have created a virtual church around ABC’s hit show Scandal. We are creating significant connections in new ways, but our need to connect remains as old as time. How can we use these connections to make our communities and lives stronger?

Dr. Maria Dixon is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Communication, Director of Communication Studies, and adjunct associate professor of Homiletics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A graduate of the Culverhouse School of Business, Dr. Dixon began her career in sales and market research as a Pulp and Paper Market Specialist for Dow Chemical USA in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is the author of the “View from Dixon Hall”, the highly rated blog on the Progressive Christian Channel of Patheos.com. Dr. Dixon currently serves as the Marketing Chair for the United Methodist Church’s General Commission on Communication, overseeing the Global Rethink Church Campaign.

Maria is an avid fan of University of Alabama Football and exhibits her ecumenical side by remaining happily married to Rev. Jeff Hall, Associate Pastor of Highland Park United Methodist Church (and Duke Alum) and proud mother of Eddy, their 11 year old Pit bull terrier (who is an Auburn Fan).

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