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About the School

Executive Committee

Sean Edwards, DDS, MD
Term Ends 10-31-2018
Clinical Associate Professor, OMS/HD

Erika Benavides, DDS, PhD
Term ends 10-31-2018
Clinical Associate Professor, POM

James P. Simmer, DDS, PhD
Term ends 10-31-2017
Professor, BMS

Mark Fitzgerald, DDS, MS
Term ends 10-31-2017
Associate Professor, CRSE

Robert M. Bradley, MSD, PhD
Term ends 10-31-2016
Professor, BMS

Nisha D'Silva, BDS, MSD, PhD
Term ends 10-31-2016
Professor, POM

Ex Officio:  Laurie McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor and Dean, Room 1234,

Contact:  Kim Huner, 1226 Dentistry, Box 1078,

Duties of the Executive Committee:

  • Advise the Dean in administrative functions
  • Investigate and formulate educational and instructional policies for consideration by the faculty
  • Represent the faculty in matters of budget and other financial affairs
  • Act for the faculty on recommendations for appointment, promotion, and tenure
  • Prepare and circulate to each department an annual assessment of areas needing future, coordinated attention in the School for purposes of long-range planning