2022 Faculty Election
Running for: Division 14: School of Dentistry: Faculty Council, Tenured
- Pediatric and Public Health, Adams School of Dentistry
- Appointed: 2012
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
I am a professor of Pediatric Dentistry in the Division of Pediatric & Public Health. I have been on faculty since 2012 and served on the faculty council twice previously. I represent Adams to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) as the faculty delegate, the American Dental Association (ADA) as a member of the Committee on Dental Education and Licensure and serve on the board of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). In my current position, I am involved in clinical and didactic education of trainees of all levels, clinical practice, mentorship, and maintain an active NIH-funded research program.
Faculty governance is more important now than ever. UNC has a strong history of organized faculty and representation that has helped establish it as an internationally leading, public higher education institution. The UNC faculty council has consistently been on the forefront of discussions, information dissemination, and decision-making for issues important to all. Whether in prosperous or challenging times, it is imperative that faculty are actively involved in UNC’s shared governance to advance our individual/unit and collective/university missions. I seek to serve on the UNC faculty council to represent the Adams School of Dentistry and if elected, I commit to doing so in a responsible, participatory, and community-engaged manner.