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Leadership & Administration

Office of the Dean

Herman Robert Fox Dean:
Charles N. Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc

Executive Vice Dean for Finance & Administration:
Michael O'Connor, EdD, MPA

Executive Vice Dean for Educational Programs & Academic Affairs:
Richard I. Vogel, DMD

Vice Dean for International Initiatives, Development & Student Affairs
Stuart M. Hirsch, DDS

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs & Research
Louis Terracio, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Andrew I. Spielman, DMD, PhD

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Cosmo V. DeSteno, DMD, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Andrea S. Schreiber, DMD

Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education
Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD

Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs; Director, Dental Hygiene Program
Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, RDH, EdD

Assistant Dean for Communications & Public Affairs
Elyse J. Bloom, MA

Assistant Dean for Continuing Dental Education
H. Kendall Beacham, MBA

Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs
Rita Startup, BS

Assistant Dean for Compliance & Emergency Response
Glenn Marrus, MBA

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Support Services
Staci Lynn Ripkey, MA, EdM

Chief Information Officer
Kenneth M. Fauerbach, MPS

Senior Director of Admissions
Eugenia E. Mejia, MA, MEd, PhD

Senior Director of Budget Development & Strategic Initiatives
Erin M. Brent, MPA

Senior Director of Clinical Information & Institutional Research
Ira Beresnoy, BS

Senior Director of Clinical Revenue Cycle & Financial Operations
John McIntosh, MPA

Senior Director of Financial Management & Business Operations
Steven M. Kahn, MBA

Senior Director of Human Resources & Faculty Services
Julia Griffin Murphy, JD

Senior Director of Informatics
Elise S. Eisenberg, DDS, MA

Senior Director of International Programs
Dolores A. Spinelli, BA

Senior Director for Quality Assurance and Patient Care
Leslie F. Smithey, DDS

Senior Director of Administration
Susan Abraham, BA

Director of Continuing Dental Education
Jarett Gilbert, BA, MA

Director of the Health Screening Unit
Regina Pena, BSN

Director of Special Needs Dentistry
Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS

Director of International Research Collaboration
Yihong Li, DDS, PhD

Director of Financial Management and Business
Tykieyen Moore, BS

Director of Professional Development and Special Projects
William Eidtson, MS, EdD


Academic Department Chairs

Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology
Nicola Partridge, PhD

Biomaterials & Biomimetics
Louis Terracio, PhD (Interim Chair)

Cariology & Comprehensive Care
Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD

Dr. Ignatious N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics
Asgier Sigurdsson, DDS, MS

Epidemiology & Health Promotion
Richard Niederman, DMD, MA

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine
Joan A. Phelan, DDS, MS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Robert Glickman, DMD

Cristina Teixeira, DMD, MS, PhD

Pediatric Dentistry
Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD

Ashman Dept. of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
Peter Loomer, DDS, PhD

Leila Jahangiri, DMD, MS, BDS


Advanced Education Program Directors

Paul A. Rosenberg, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vasiliki Karlis, DMD, MD

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Olivier Nicolay, DDS, MMSc

Pediatric Dentistry
Courtney Chinn, DDS, MPH

Edgaard S. El Chaar, DDS

Mijin Choi, DMD, MS, FACP


MS Program Directors

Biology/Oral Biology
Yihong Li, DDS, MPH, DrPH

John L. Ricci, PhD

Clinical Research
Ananda P. Dasayanake, PhD, MPH, BDS