From the President and the Provost: Consultative Committee for the Selection of a Dean of the School of Dental Medicine

We are pleased to announce the formation of an ad hoc Consultative Committee to advise us on the selection of the next Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.  The members of the Consultative Committees are listed below.  The Committee welcomes—and will keep in the strictest confidence—nominations and input from all members of the University community. For fullest consideration, communications should be received, preferably in electronic form, no later than November 15, 2017, and may be sent to Adam P. Michaels at

—Amy Gutmann, President
—Wendell Pritchett, Provost


Antonia Villarruel, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing (Nursing)


Hydar Ali, Professor of Pathology and Director of Faculty Advancement and Diversity (SDM)

Faizan Alawi, Associate Professor of Pathology; Director, Penn Oral Pathology Services; and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (SDM)

Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, Professor of Biochemistry (SDM)

Eve Higginbotham, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity (PSOM)

Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, Chair and Professor of Pathology (SDM) and Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Director of Biomedical Graduate Studies (PSOM)

Bekir Karabucak, Chair and Associate Professor of Endodontics  (SDM)

Eric Stoopler, Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director, Oral Medicine Residency 

Program (SDM)


Sehe Han, D’18

Bret Lesavoy, D’19


William Cheung, D’81, GD’82 (Chair of Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers)

Martin Levin, D’72, GD’74 (Chair of Penn Dental Medicine Dean’s Council)

Ex Officio

Joann Mitchell, Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

Staff to the Committee

Adam P. Michaels, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Consultants to the Committee

Kenneth Kring, Korn Ferry

Warren Ross, Korn Ferry