Wheeler appointed senior associate dean, director of new school

Timothy T. Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D.Timothy T. Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences effective July 1, 2011.
This new position was created to lead the new School of Advanced Dental Sciences, and the chairs of Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology and the graduate program director in the Department of Prosthodontics will be reporting to Wheeler as part of the new school’s structure. He will also continue to serve as chair of the department of Orthodontics and is currently the college’s Academy 100 Eminent Scholar.
“Tim took the reigns in leading the creation and development of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences, which places our college at the forefront of educational change and positions us well to meet the emerging educational expectations of today’s D.M.D. students. I am sincerely grateful for his ongoing dedication in the past, and his willingness to lead us as we move to the future of dental education,” said Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean of the college.
His new responsibilities include fiscal and administrative oversight and management of the school and departments in the school, oversight of the school’s continuing education activities, and ensuring a culture of excellence, collegiality and collaboration among the departments and within the school. In addition he will be responsible for developing and implementing the school’s strategic plan in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the college, health center and university, and facilitating the professional development opportunities for faculty in the school.