Academy of Distinguished Educators

Academy of Distinguished Educators Inducts New Members and Fellows

Seven new members, two fellows, and one honorary fellow were inducted into the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at a ceremony held in Septodont Auditorium.

Inductees

This year's inductees are Dr. Liliana Camacho, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics; Dr. Lucretia DePaola-Cefola, clinical assistant professor of cariology & comprehensive care; Dr. Peter Mychajliw, clinical assistant professor of cariology & comprehensive care; Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, clinical assistant professor of cariology & comprehensive care; Dr. Klenise Paranhos, clinical assistant professor of cariology & comprehensive care; Dr. Suzette Stines, clinical assistant professor of cariology & comprehensive care; and Dr. Thomas Wiedemann, clinical associate professor of oral & maxillofacial surgery.

Fellow Inductees

This year's fellows inductees are Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, clinical professor of oral & maxillofacial surgery, and Dr. Marci Levine, clinical assistant professor of oral & maxillofacial surgery.  

Honorary Fellow Inductee

Dr. Robert Glickman, associate dean for clinical affairs and hospital relations and professor and chair of oral & maxillofacial surgery, has been inducted as an honorary fellow this year.

Award Recipients

Dr. Jason Kyles, clinical assistant professor of oral & maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, and Olga Gnatovych, RDH, MEd, clinical instructor of dental hygiene & dental assisting, both received the Rising Faculty Award.
 


Mission

The mission of the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators is to enhance overall teaching at the NYU College of Dentistry and to stimulate excitement among teachers around their intellectual content.

About the Academy

The NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators is an expression of the College's commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship. Central to the vision of the Academy is the idea that teaching and learning is fundamental to the core mission of the College and faculty members should be valued for their contributions in this area.

The goals of the Academy are to:

  • Advance the art and science of teaching and learning at the College
  • Stimulate interest in teaching practice, change, innovation, and scholarship
  • Network and collaborate with educators within and beyond the College to share best practices

To achieve these goals, the Academy will:

  • Provide mentorship and support to other faculty members
  • Function as a think-tank, exploring issues pertaining to teaching and learning
  • Encourage teaching excellence by inviting experts to share their perspectives
  • Develop venues so that faculty members can present new ideas, methods, and research
  • Encourage and fund projects that advance the teaching mission of the College
     

Academy Chair: Andrew Schenkel

Executive Committee members: Elisabeth Lopez (Immediate past chair), Angela De Bartolo, Michael Ferguson, Marci Levine, Silvia Spivakovsky, Analia Veitz-Keenan
 

Charles Bertolami on the establishment of the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators