Dr. Holyfield

Dr. Lavern Holyfield is Director of Faculty Development and chair of the Faculty Development Committee (FDC).  She is directly responsible for oversight, planning and implementation of initiatives to foster professional development and skills enhancement among the faculty.

Dr. Holyfield is a fellow of the American Dental Association’s (ADEA) Leadership Institute and the 2012-2013 ADEA Gies Foundation Education Fellow.  She also completed the Institute for Teaching and Learning, a program sponsored by the ADEA and the Academy for Academic Leadership.

As chair of the Faculty Development Committee, Holyfield works collaboratively with faculty and students throughout the institution to foster and sustain a culture that practices, values, and rewards high-quality teaching and learning as both an individual and institutional priority.

The Faculty Development Committee

The FDC is comprised of the Chair and nine (9) principal faculty members who will serve as regular members. Efforts are made to include at least one representative of the basic science faculty and at least one representative of the dental hygiene faculty. In addition, one part-time faculty member and one College of Dentistry alumnus may be appointed to the committee as members-at-large. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will serve the committee in an advisory capacity.