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Nine From UTSD Promoted for 2013-14

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:45am

Dean John Valenza, DDS

Valenza

Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, announced that nine faculty members were promoted at the beginning of 2013-14.

The Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health had the most members promoted (four), followed by the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene (two). One person was promoted in each of the departments of Orthodontics, Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, and Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.  No petitions for tenure were granted, and there were no staff promotions. The full list of promotions is as follows:  

Shawn Adibi, DDS 
Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health
Promoted to Associate Professor (non-tenure clinical educator track)

Dan Bentley, DDS 
Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health
Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure clinical educator track)

Randy K. Ellis, DDS, MS
Department of Orthodontics
Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure clinical educator track)

Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd
Department of Periodontics & Dental Hygiene
Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure clinical educator track)

Rade D. Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Promoted to Professor, tenure previously granted (clinician/educator pathway)

Erin Thomas, DDS
Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health
Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure clinical educator track)

Gena D. Tribble, PhD
Department of Periodontics & Dental Hygiene
Promoted to Associate Professor (without tenure) (scientist/educator pathway)

J.G. Welch,Jr., DDS
Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health
Promoted to Associate Professor (non-tenure clinical educator track)

Wenjian Zhang, DDS, PhD
Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences
Promoted to Associate Professor (without tenure) (clinician/educator pathway)