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BCD faculty receive promotions
Nine Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry faculty members have been approved for promotion and will assume new titles beginning Sept. 1. Faculty promotions include:
| Dr. Stan Cobb
Dr. Stan Cobb in restorative sciences has been promoted to associate professor. Cobb joined the HSC-BCD faculty in 1997 teaching preclinical and operative dentistry and dental anatomy. He currently teaches ethics and academic integrity courses.
Cobb has lectured in Africa, Central America, Vietnam, Mongolia and many places within the United States. He remains a student of religion, culture, ethics and the histories therein. Cobb truly enjoys building relationships with students and values the friendships he has made with other faculty members.
|Dr. Uwe Frohberg|
Dr. Uwe Frohberg in oral and maxillofacial surgery has been promoted to professor. He joined the college as a part-time assistant professor in 1994 – splitting his time between the dental school and his private practice in Duesseldorf, Germany. After being promoted to associate professor in 1999, Frohberg joined the HSC-BCD faculty full time in 2000. His responsibilities at the college include teaching basic and advanced oral surgery techniques to both predoctoral students and the OMS residents. He also lectures on selected topics to the fourth-year dental students and is involved in the predoctoral interdisciplinary implant program. Frohberg says his favorite thing about teaching at HSC-BCD is the close interaction and the positive feedback with students at various levels of education.
|Dr. Mark Gannaway|
Dr. Mark Gannaway in restorative sciences has been promoted to associate professor. He came to HSC-BCD as a part-time instructor in 1998 before joining the faculty full time in 2000. He currently is the director of D3 comprehensive care and teaches fixed prosthodontics. He is involved in numerous committees around the college and is chairman of the Clinical Affairs Committee. Gannaway says his favorite thing about teaching at the college is watching the students grow as people and become good practitioners.
|Dr. Steve Griffin|
Dr. Steve Griffin, director of clinics, has been promoted to associate professor. Griffin joined the college as a clinical assistant professor in restorative sciences in 1999. He currently teaches Introduction to Clinical Practice to first- and second-year dental students. Griffin serves on various component and HSC committees and says the enthusiasm of the students constantly reinforces his passion for the profession.
|Dr. Jason Griggs|
Dr. Jason Griggs, who previously was granted tenure, has been promoted to professor. He left HSC-BCD Aug. 1 to chair the Department of Biomedical Materials Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Griggs joined the HSC-BCD faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor in biomaterials science. His primary responsibilities at the college have included mentoring thesis research for the clinical residents and serving as director of the master’s degree program in biomaterials science. He also has presented guest lectures on materials science in dental hygiene, orthodontics, prosthodontics and statistics courses.
|Dr. David Grogan|
Dr. David Grogan has been promoted to associate professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery and will assume the role of chair beginning Sept.1. He joined the college as an assistant professor in 2000. Currently, he teaches oral surgery, pharmacology, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide inhalational sedation and management of medical emergencies. His research has focused on monitoring and sedation techniques for outpatient anesthesia. Grogan says the greatest rewards of teaching are observing the evolution of critical thinking in students and watching the students mature into dental professionals.
| Dr. Harvey Kessler
Dr. Harvey Kessler has been promoted with tenure to professor in diagnostic sciences. Kessler came to HSC-BCD as an associate professor in 2001. He teaches oral and maxillofacial pathology and is the director of the OMP residency training program. He serves as the chair of the student promotions committee and is a member of the curriculum committee. Kessler says the things he likes best about teaching at HSC-BCD are the tremendous people he works with in his department and the opportunity to teach graduate students in OMP.
| Lisa Harper Mallonee
Lisa Harper Mallonee has been promoted with tenure to associate professor in dental hygiene. She joined the college as an assistant professor in 2000. She teaches public health and nutrition courses to second-year dental hygiene students and guest-lectures in six other dental hygiene courses and two dental courses. She also participates in all dental hygiene clinical instruction. Mallonee says she truly loves the people she works with and regards her students as her encouragement to strive for new and different ways to stimulate learning. She is grateful for the professional mentorship she has received from numerous faculty members within her department and throughout the school.
| Dr. Loulou Moore
Dr. Loulou Moore has been promoted to associate professor in restorative sciences. Since joining the college in 1998, she has served on numerous boards and committees at the college including the HSC-BCD Alumni Association board of directors, the Recruitment Task Force committee, the Admissions Committee and the Awards Committee. As the faculty adviser for the Asian-American Dental Society, she has spent countless hours organizing and managing community service activities and the biannual Free Sealant and Prophy Days. She currently is a group leader in the comprehensive care program. Her involvement in HSC-BCD’s summer enrichment programs allows Moore to participate in the academic progression of high school and undergraduate students and remain committed to their development through dental school. She says her greatest professional satisfaction comes from her involvement in the growth of young dental professionals.