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Murdoch-Kinch Reappointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Ann Arbor, MI — June 19, 2015 — University of Michigan Regents have approved the reappointment of Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch as associate dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Dentistry.  Her five-year reappointment runs through June 30, 2020.

Dean Laurie McCauley submitted the reappointment nomination citing Murdoch-Kinch’s “tireless commitment to the School of Dentistry’s educational initiatives…enthusiastic leadership…and integral role in advancing the school’s mission.”  Those achievements include a revised dental curriculum, the interprofessional education project, a school-wide mentoring program, and launching an assessment of the school’s culture and climate.  Murdoch-Kinch is also coordinating the school’s re-accreditation self-study to prepare for next year’s site visit by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Murdoch-Kinch oversees the Office of Academic Affairs which provides a broad range of services that includes developing and enhancing the academic structure and educational experience for students, faculty and staff.  The office provides personal, academic, financial and career counseling to students in areas that include dental student admissions, financial aid, student registration, orientation and graduation.

Murdoch-Kinch earned her dental degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1985 and a PhD from Indiana University in 1996.  In addition to practicing dentistry and teaching part time in Canada and Indiana, she also held a faculty appointment at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for six years prior to joining the faculty at the School of Dentistry in 2000.