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Gwen Essex Named Director of Educational Technology for Dentistry

December 7, 2010

Dr. Gwen EssexDean Featherstone announces the appointment of Dr. Gwen Essex, a longtime Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences faculty member, as Director of Educational Technology in the Dean's Office.  In this role she will oversee the evaluation and implementation of educational technology in the increasingly technology-driven world of academics and health science.

From the announcement: "Dental education has evolved dramatically in recent years due to the extensive use of online course support, student demand for 24/7 access to teaching materials, changing learning styles, and many other innovations in education. Dr. Essex has significant training and expertise in the fields of adult education and educational technology, and is a valued faculty member with much experience in dental education. She will be responsible for leadership and support for faculty in evaluating technology in education, assuring consistent implementation of technology, and providing creative academic solutions that leverage student-centered learning in the curriculum."

Pictured: Dr. Gwen Essex