Sharon M. Gordon D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., has been named the next
Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (UConn SDM).
Dr. Gordon will be the first woman to serve as Dean in the dental school’s more
than 50-year history. She succeeds R. Lamont (Monty) MacNeil, D.D.S., M.D.S.,
who served as Dean for 12 years and who returns to UConn SDM post-sabbatical in
a faculty role.
Dr. Gordon joins UConn SDM at the end of
August from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in Greenville,
NC, where she is currently the Associate Dean for Innovation and Discovery and
Professor and Chair of the Department of Foundational Sciences.
Dr. Gordon was previously at the NIH and the University
of Maryland, where her accomplishments were notable for creating innovative
dental curriculum, and for research training and career development with an
emphasis on clinicians. Her addition to UConn SDM is an exciting opportunity
for the school and the university. Her background in extramurally funded
research will help advance, in tandem, the clinical and research missions of
Dr. Gordon received her D.D.S. from the UT
Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. She completed dental residency training
at San Antonio’s Medical Center Hospital, with additional residency training
and fellowships at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
She also earned an M.P.H. in Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation
at Johns Hopkins University.
Published on July 11, 2018