Dean's blog

Student feedback spurs new course offerings

Every year prior to graduation, senior students are asked to provide feedback on their overall educational experience that is used to improve the dental and dental hygiene programs. Over the past several years, graduating dental … Continue reading

2014 Call for Dean’s Faculty Excellence Awards

To recognize the many accomplishments of our faculty, I am pleased to send out this call for nominations for the following faculty awards: Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award for Didactic Teaching Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award for … Continue reading

Presentation to the Old Dominion Dental Society

I was pleased to be invited to provide an update on the VCU School of Dentistry and discuss recruitment of underrepresented minority students. This marked the 101th year for the ODDS. Additional speakers I was … Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Koertge Appointed Director of Preclinical Sciences Education; Meredith Baines to Chair Curriculum Committee

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Koertge as the Director of Preclinical Sciences Education, reporting primarily to the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ellen Byrne, and secondarily to the dean for these … Continue reading

Dr. Richard Archer Appointed Director of Clinical Sciences Education

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Archer as the Director of Clinical Sciences Education, and he will report primarily to the dean and secondarily to the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ellen … Continue reading

Dr. Janina Lewis Appointed Director of Faculty Advancement

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janina Lewis as Director of Faculty Advancement. Dr. Lewis will assist the dean with implementation of the School of Dentistry promotion and tenure processes and serve … Continue reading

Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation Recognizes Dentist at the Community Dental Clinic

I was pleased to be invited to Martinsville, Virginia last week by the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation to participate in their awards program for volunteers who help keep the dental clinic where our students … Continue reading

Staff Forums Held

Last week I held three staff forums to present updates on the university and school.  Three sessions were held to give the staff the best opportunity to participate.  The topics included: University and school of … Continue reading

Dr. Andrew Yeudall Appointed Director of Basic Dental Science Education

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Yeudall has been appointed as the Director of Basic Dental Science Education. This is a new, and critical, administrative appointment to provide leadership in the delivery of … Continue reading

Update for the Faculty

I posted my slides from an update presentation to the School of Dentistry faculty on August 2, 2013. Topics include: Reminder of VCU Branding Standards Administrative Changes School of Dentistry Awards & Recognition Ceremony – … Continue reading

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