Anne Murdoch-Kinch, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been named Dean of the Indiana
University School of Dentistry (IUSD) at IUPUI, subject to formal approval by
the IU Board of Trustees.
Dr. Murdoch-Kinch assumes her role on July 1, 2019, she will be the 10th person
and first woman named dean in the school’s 140-year history. She succeeds John
N. Williams, Jr., D.M.D., M.B.A., who will step down as dean on June 30, 2019.
are delighted to welcome Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch to the leadership team and
specifically to our school of dentistry at IUPUI,” says IUPUI Chancellor Nasser
H. Paydar, Ph.D. “Dr. Murdoch-Kinch brings world-class experience and
dedication to preparing the next generation of dental professionals in
Murdoch-Kinch previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dr.
Walter H. Swartz Professor of Integrated Special Care Dentistry at the
University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M SOD). She was also a Clinical
Professor in the school’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and
Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Murdoch-Kinch’s work at U-M SOD included
multidisciplinary clinical research in oncology; a hospital-based oral medicine
referral practice, where dental and medical residents co-treated patients with
oral manifestations of skin diseases; and educational research on curriculum,
dental school climate and engaged learning. Dr. Murdoch-Kinch is no stranger to
IUSD, having received a clinical certificate in Dental Diagnostic Sciences in
1991 and Ph.D. in 1996. Her dissertation involved clinical research on gene
expression of Crouzon Syndrome in families.
Indiana’s only dental school, the IUSD is dedicated to offering a learning
environment that brings together teaching, research and community service in
preparing the finest dental professionals, a mission in which Dr. Murdoch-Kinch
a proud alumna of IU, I am eager to serve the school of dentistry, the
university, the state of Indiana and the dental profession in this new role.
The school’s mission and core values resonate deeply with my own in the
education of the finest dental professionals, the promotion of ground-breaking
research, and the cultivation of innovative practices to advance oral health
and overall health,” says Dr. Murdoch-Kinch.
Murdoch-Kinch also attended the University of New Brunswick and received her
D.D.S. from Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry.
Published on March 13, 2019