May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin (July 2022 Ed) 
    
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin (July 2022 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructors for Academic Year 2022-2023


Abhyankar, Vrushali Pavan, Assistant Professor and Interim Director; Master of Science-Oral Science, The University of Iowa (2016); Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Pune, India (1998); Master of Science-Prosthodontics, University of Mubai, India (2003)

Aguirre, Sarah E, Assistant Professor; Master of Science - Dentistry, Ohio State University (2019); Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of the Pacific (2016)

Al Dayeh, Ayman Abdul Hamid, Associate Professor & Director; Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology, University of Washington (2012); Master of Science in Dentistry, University of Washington (2011); Bachelor of Oral and Dental Surgery, Beirut Arab University (2003)

Albin, Pamela Fly, Instructor; Bachelor of Science-Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1979)

Albright, Jimmy E, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1963); Residency-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bethesda Naval Hospital, MD (1973)

Anderson, Kenneth M, Professor and Chair; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1989); Master of Science in Dentistry, Ohio State University (2003)

Aubertin, Mary A, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis (1988)

Binkley Jr, Lesley H, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1974); Master of Science, Ohio State University (1978)

Blanton, Alan O, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1983), ; Master of Science-Counseling, University of Memphis (2005); Bachelor of Science in Education, Memphis State University (1978)

Blen, Bernard J, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1968)

Bowers, Thomas L, Associate Professor and Chair; Doctor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (1998); Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Florida (1984)

Braxton, Ashanti D., Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry (2008)

Brooks, Jeffrey H, Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, The University of Mississippi (1988); Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1992)

Brown, Daniel E, Associate Dean; Juris Doctor, University of Memphis (2000); Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance, Memphis State University (1982)

Callahan III, William R, Assistant Professor & Interim Chair; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984)

Christian, James Mintzer, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Temple University (1978); Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Connecticut (1981)

Christiansen, Cassandra H, Associate Professor & Director; Doctor of Education in Higher and Adult Education, University of Memphis (2006); Master of Public Health Administration, University of Memphis (1990); Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Tennessee State University (1984)

Citrin, Nechama S, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2012)

Clark, Shawna Renee, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2012)

Claro-Woodruff, Wanda Irene, Associate Professor; Master of Science-Oral Biology, The University of California, Los Angeles (1987); Certificate/Residency-Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, University of California, Los Angeles (1987); Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (1977); Bachelor of Science-Dental Sciences, University of California-San Francisco (1977)

Clemmons III, Joseph Virgil, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1987)

Cohen, James C, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1967)

Collins, Bobby Lee, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa (1975); Master of Science in Teaching, University of Memphis (1969); Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Memphis (1965)

Colvert, Dawson S, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1981)

Cook, George A, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Auburn University (1974)

Cooper, Terrance G, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry), Purdue University (1969)

Cosby, Harry T, Assistant Professor and Interim Chair; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1988); Master of Science: Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Memphis State University (1982); Certificate-Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (1992)

Covington, John S, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1981); Master of Science in Individual Studies, University of Memphis (1977)

Dabbous, Mustafa K, Professor & Int. Assoc. Dean; Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1967)

Dalton, Frank T, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry (1983)

Dean, Michael Joseph, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis (1987)

Dehghan, Mojdeh, Professor & Interim Chair; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry (1990)

DeSchepper, Edward Joseph, Professor; Master of Science in Dentistry, Indiana University (2000); Master of Arts-Adult & Continuing Education (MAEd), University of Missouri - Kansas City (1987), Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri - Kansas City (1981)

Dingeldein, Patricia P, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984)

Donaldson, Martin E., Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Detroit (1976); Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (1978); Master of Science - Health Care Administration, University of Detroit Mercy (in progress)

Dormois, Larry David, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1975); Master of Science-Pedodontics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1981)

Duff, Marlin Franklin, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry (1988)

Dyer, Nakeshi L, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Education, University of Memphis (August 6, 2017); Master of Science - Counseling, University of Memphis (2009); Bachelor of Arts, Lemoyne-Owen College (1998)

Fagala, Kyle David, Instructor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2010), Master of Dental Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2013)

Fernandez, Jennifer A, Assistant Professor; Master of Dental Sciences-Pediatric Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2016); Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2014)

Flagg, Simran Kapur, Instructor; Master of Science, Colorado State University (2017); Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, St. Petersburg College (2011); Associate in Science, PASCO-HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE (1999)

Galvan, Ramon, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, New York University (1993)

Gullard, Angela, Assistant Professor & Director; Doctor of Philosophy - Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2015); Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2016); Certificate - Spanish for Specific Purpose, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2012)

Hamilton, Bruce N, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1976)

Hamre, Kristin Marie, Associate Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Anatomy, University of Iowa (1991)

Hatch, Robert H, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1977)

Hedgepeth, Beverly Dean, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1982)

Herr II, Michael J, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2013)

Higdon, Mary Gillihan, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1982)

Hilger, Terence C, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Case Western Reserve (1969)

Hill, Anne E, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1983)

Hollis, Wainscott, Associate Professor & Director; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1991); Master of Dental Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2015)

Hong, Liang, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2015); Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Science, University of Iowa (2004); Master of Science in Dental Public Health, University of Iowa (2001)

Honig, Marcia G, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Neurobiology, Yale University (1980); Master of Philosophy, Yale University (1978)

Huang, George, Professor and Program Director; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Taipei Medical University (1983); Doctor of Science-Oral Biology, Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry (1992); Master of Science-Endodontics, Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry (1989); Certificate-Endodontics, Henry M. Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry (1988)

Hughes, Emily Shannon, Associate Professor; Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2007)

Jain, Vinay, Associate Professor; Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (2003); Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2010)

Karydis, Anastasios, Associate Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Oral & Craniofacial Science, University of California, San Francisco (2009); Master of Science-Oral & Craniofacial Science, University of California, San Francisco)2004); Certificate-Periodontology, University of California, San Francisco (2007)

Kimmelman, James R, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, West Virginia University (1965); Master of Science in Periodontology, University of Iowa (1969)

Kong, Ying, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Philosophy - Epidemiological Sciences, University of Michigan (2006)

Korioth, Tom V., Professor & Director; Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Physiology/Occlusion, University of British Columbia (1992); Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University Cayetano Heredia (1984); Certificate in Prosthodontics, University of Minnesota (2002)

Langham, Sue Elizabeth, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Florida (1980)

Lee, Marilyn D, Demonstration Teacher; Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1980); Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1974)

Levine, Mitchell R, Associate Professor and Director; Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1984); Orthodontics courses, Temple University School of Dentistry (1986)

Levy, Layne Constant, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1989)

Malik, Kafait U, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Pharmacology, University of Sarajevo (1966); Master of Science-Pharmacology, University of Sarajevo (1966); Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Punjab (1961)

Mancarella, Salvatore, Associate Professor; Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical & Pathological Morphology, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (2007)

Martin, George Chesley, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1976)

Mayall, Rebecca E, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2011)

McCullar, Bruce H, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1979)

McKinney, Jerry G, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984)

Miles, Michelle, Associate Professor; Master of Science in Health Education & Promotion, Mississippi State University (2013); Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1993)

Mobilian, Beth A, Associate Professor; Master of Education, Christian Brothers University (2011); Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, Indiana University (1979)

Myers, Dayna D, Assistant Professor; Master of Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2016); Associate of Applied Sciences, The Northeast Mississippi Junior College (1983); Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing, The University of Mississippi (1985); Associate of Applied Science, The Northeast Mississippi Junior College (1983)

Nelson, Randall J, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Anatomy, Vanderbilt University (1980)

Nordin, Jeffery Scott, Associate Professor and Director; Master of Science, The University of Iowa (2000); Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1989); Bachelor of Arts-Biological Science, University at Buffalo (1985); Associate in Science-Sciences and Math, Jamestown Community College (SUNY) (1983)

Parris, William G, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1983); Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1985)

Parthasarathi, Kaushik, Associate Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Bioengineering, Pennsylvania State University (1999)

Pennington, Vernon Charles, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984)

Phebus, Jeffrey G, Professor & Director; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1987)

Pledger II, James W, Associate Professor and Grad. Prog. Dir; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2001); Certificate-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2005)

Pourmotabbed, Tayebeh, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1986)”

Prophete, Adeline, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1992)

Radic, Marko Z, Associate Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University of California Irvine (1987); Bachelor of Science in Genetics, University of California, Davis (1982)

Ragain Jr, James C, Dean; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984); Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology, Ohio State University (1998); Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry, University of Michigan (1991); Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1976)

Rasner, David Shane, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1998)

Regen, Sloan McClure, FR-Assistant Professor; Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2012)

Robinson, Quinton C, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984); Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1988)

Rollins, Gary N, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1975)

Russell, Lynn S, Associate Prf. & Chair; Doctor of Education, University of Memphis (2016); Master of Education, Christian Brothers University (2010); Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1977); Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1975)

Ryan, James Patrick, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1985)

Scarbecz, Mark, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of Arizona (1991); Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Arizona (1983)

Schaal, Kathleen L, Assistant Professor; Master of Science-Health Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1989); Bachelor of Science-Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1978)

Scroggs, Reese Schiller, Associate Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago (1989)

Selecman, Audrey Marie, Associate Professor and Vice Chair; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2004); Master of Dental Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2007)

Shafter, Mohamed Amer, Assistant Professor & Director; Bachelor of Oral Surgery & Dentistry, Al-Fateh University of Medical Sciences, Libya (2004); Doctor of Science in Dentistry-Prosthodontics, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (2015); Certificate-Advanced Graduate Study in Prosthodontics, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (2015)

Shahrabi-Farahani, Shokoufeh, Associate Professor & Director; Doctor of Medical Science, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2013); Doctor of Dental Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Health Services (1996); Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2013)

Shelton, Felicity Hope, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2007); Master of Science- Endodontics, University of Maryland Baltimore (2010)

Shintaku, Werner Harumiti, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Sao Paulo (1998); Master of Science in Dental Diagnostic Science, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010); Certificate in Dental Diagnostic Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2009)

Smith, Robert K, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1982)

Snyder, Charles Melvin, Assistant Vice Chancellor; Doctor of Philosophy-Anthropology, Washington State University (2016); Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Washington State University (2010); Graduate Certificate - Instructional Design, Washington State University (2009); Bachelor of Arts-Anthropology, Washington State University (2007)

Stein, Sidney H, Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis (1982); Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester (1992); Master of Science, University of Rochester (1989); Bachelor of Arts-History, Washington University in St. Louis (1977)

Steketee, Jeffery D, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1989)

Stewart, Colette Whitley, Assistant Professor; Master of Science in Organization Leadership, Regis University (2009); Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1995)

Sweatman, Trevor W, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pharmacology, Southampton University Medical School (1981)

Taylor, Darton D, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2002)

Taylor, Melissa Anne, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University (2019)

Thomason, Donald B, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy-Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine (1986)”

Triplett, Orpheus L, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Howard University (1983)

Umsted, David E, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1977)

Venturin, Jaqueline De Souza, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997); Certificate-Temporal-Mandibular Dysfunction and Oral-Facial Pain, Conselho Federal de Odontologia, Brazil (2003)

Versluis, Antheunis, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Numerical Modelling and Process Analysis, University of Greenwich (1994)

Versluis, Daranee, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Chulalongkorn University (1987); Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology, University of Minnesota (1998); Master of Science in Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1991)

Vinall, Craig V, Assistant Professor & Interim Chair; Doctor of Dental Surgery, Texas A&M University (2009); Master of Dental Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2016); Certificate - Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2016)

Wasson, Waletha, Professor and Director; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1979); Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry, University of Michigan (2001); Master’s in public administration, University of Memphis (1988)

Waters, Robert S, Professor; Doctor of Philosophy in Biobehavioral Science, University of Connecticut (1978)

Weiskopf, Scott Adam, Assistant Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2009)

Wells, Martha H, Professor; Doctor of Dental Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University (2006); Master of Science in Pedodontics, Ohio State University (2008); Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital (2008)

Werlitz, Kiesha D, Instructor; Master of Science-Health Studies, University of Memphis (2019); Bachelor of Science-Dental Hygiene, Southern Illinois University (2001)

Williams, Micheal A, Associate Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1992)

Woods, Marjorie A, Professor; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1984)

Yazdi, Hamid, Assistant Professor and Director; Postgraduate Certificate-Pediatric Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2005); Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2000)