Mark Gonthier welcomes the volunteer faculty to News at One Kneeland

We are pleased to add the school’s faculty that have adjunct and visiting appointments to the communications newsletter list serve. We are fortunate to retain a very strong cohort of educational professionals that assist with the ongoing educational and professional development of our students and the community at large.

Executive Associate Dean Mark Gonthier (Credit: Alonso Nichols for Tufts University)

Our volunteer faculty members provide ongoing links to the professional practice community, specialty education and community-based instruction and form a critical resource and foundation for our success as an institution committed to lifelong learning.

I have often commented that September 1 is New Year’s Day in higher education. We form annual resolutions, the primary of which is our re-commitment to the work of educating the next generation of oral health care professionals. And while we do this, we know that our society at large doesn’t value education and teachers in proportion to their collective impact and importance. In this spirit, let us honor the work of our entire faculty, supported by a committed and hardworking staff, as we provide the best education possible to our students and patients.

Dean Thomas and I look forward to working with all of you in the new year ahead.