Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch has been named the first female dean for the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

She will assume her role as the dean on July 1, 2019.

Murdoch-Kinch will be the 10th person, and first female, named dean in the school’s 140-year history.

She will take over for John Williams, Jr. who is stepping down on June 30, 2019.

Murdoch-Kinch previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dr. Walter H. Swartz Professor of Integrated Special Care Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Her work at Michigan also included multidisciplinary clinical research in oncology.

Murdoch-Kinch received a clinical certificate in dental diagnostic sciences in 1991 and a Ph.D in 1996 at the school.

She also attended the University of New Brunswick in Frederation, New Brunswick, Canada and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Novia Scotia, Canada.

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(This story was originally published on February 26, 2019)