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Dean Announces Faculty Promotions, Tenure

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:28pm

From left are Dr. Sercan Akyalcin, Joanna Allaire, RDH; Dr. Isabel Gay, Dr. Carolyn Huynh, Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, Dr. Joe Ontiveros and Dr. Kaditha Parthasarathy.

Promotions take effect Sept. 1 for (from left) Dr. Sercan Akyalcin; Joanna Allaire, RDH; Dr. Isabel Gay; Dr. Carolyn Huynh; Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay; Dr. Joe Ontiveros and Dr. Kavitha Parthasarathy.

Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, has announced the promotion of seven faculty members at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

Titles will change on Sept. 1 for Drs. Sercan Alkyalcin, Isabel Gay, Carolyn Huynh, Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, Joe Ontiveros and Kavitha Parthasarathy, as well as Joanna Allaire, RDH, MDH of the Dental Hygiene Program.  Their full credentials, departments and new titles are as follows:

Sercan Akyalcin, DDS, PhD
Department of Orthodontics
Promoted to associate professor without tenure (Clinician/Educator Pathway)

Joanna Allaire, RDH, MDH
Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
Promoted to associate professor (Non-Tenure Clinical Educator Track)

Isabel C. Gay, DDS, MS
Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
Promoted to associate professor without tenure, (Clinician/Educator Pathway)

Carolyn P. Huynh, DDS, MEd
Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
Promoted to associate professor, (Non-Tenure Clinical Educator Track)

Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, DDS, MS
Department of General Practice and Public Health Dentistry
Promoted to professor; tenure previously granted (Clinician/Educator Pathway)

Joe C. Ontiveros, DDS, MS
Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Promoted to professor, (Non-Tenure Clinical Educator Track)

Kavitha Parthasarathy, BDS, MS
Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
Promoted to associate professor (Non-Tenure Clinical Educator Track)