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The University of Tennessee Health Science
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Timothy L. Hottel Appointed Dean for College of Dentistry at
The University of Tennessee Health
(September 22, 2008) – Today, Chancellor Hershel P. Wall, MD, University of
Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced the
appointment of Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, as dean for the
UT College of Dentistry. Dr. Hottel is
expected to arrive in Memphis
to assume his new responsibilities by January 1.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Hottel to our Health Science
Center community,” stated
Chancellor Wall. “Through his 35-year
academic career, he has developed the
wide variety of skills required to succeed as our Dentistry dean. Dr. Hottel’s
experience collaborating with administration, faculty and staff, as well as his
background with financial and student issues, will be of tremendous benefit
both to his college and to our institution as a whole.” Dr. Hottel was appointed after a seven-month
Currently, Dr. Hottel holds several senior-level
positions at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla.
He has been with NSU since 1998 and has accepted roles with increasing
responsibility over the years. Dr. Hottel currently serves NSU as executive associate
dean and chief financial officer, associate dean for Academic and Financial
Affairs, division chief for Primary Care, professor in the Department of
Prosthodontics, and interim chair, Department of Cariology
and Restorative Dentistry.
Prior to joining NSU, he was with Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, Ohio,
from 1973 to 1998. Starting as an
instructor, he earned a number of academic and administrative appointments,
including director of Dental Clinics for the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland,
administrative director for the Post
Graduate Program in Dental Implant Prosthodontics, and associate professor in the School of Dentistry. He also served as Director of the Dental Materials Program at Lorain
College, Department of Dental Hygiene, Elyria, Ohio.
his career, Dr. Hottel has been an active member of numerous university
organizations and industry associations, taking an active role to support
faculty, student, research and academic dental groups. He has received a variety of university and
teaching awards, and donated a tremendous amount of time and energy to
community service. In addition, he has
authored, edited or contributed to nearly 100 journal articles, abstracts, poster
presentations, table clinics, books, industry publications and graduate thesis
spent his early years as a resident of Arkansas
and Tennessee before his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
He earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from
University, plus a DDS and a master’s
in biomedical engineering both from Case
Western Reserve University. He holds an MBA from California
in Santa Ana, Calif., and is currently involved in
graduate studies leading to a PhD. Dr.
Hottel and his wife Linda have four children and two grandchildren.
“I would like to express the university’s thanks to Interim Dean Mark Patters, who guided
the College of Dentistry in an excellent manner during
the transition period,” Chancellor Wall added.
When Dr. Hottel arrives on campus, Dr. Patters, who has been with UTHSC
since 1988, will relinquish his interim role and continue his position as
associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Dentistry.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is
focused on a four-tier mission of education, research, clinical care and public
service, all in support of a single goal: to improve the
health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training
opportunities, the main campus is
located in Memphis
and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health
Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC has additional College of Medicine
and College of Pharmacy
campuses in Knoxville, and a College of Medicine
campus in Chattanooga.
For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.