Professor Dickerson is nationally recognized scholar in the field of bankruptcy. Her current research involves consumer over-indebtedness and the current US housing crisis. Other research interests relate to control issues in business bankruptcies and comparative consumer indebtedness. 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.