Professor Dickerson is a nationally recognized scholar in the field of consumer credit. Her current research involves the financial plight of the American middle class. Other research interests include consumer over-indebtedness and the current US housing crisis. Professor Dickerson is dedicated to the law classroom learning experience and was honored to be the 2007 recipient of the Texas Exes Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. A. Mechele Dickerson joined the University of Texas School of Law Faculty in January 2006.