May 4, 2018

Pamella Shaw, DMD, MPH, Joins College as Assistant Dean for Admissions

Pamella Shaw, DMD, MPH

Dr. Pamella Shaw will join the college as Assistant Dean for Admissions on July 1, 2018. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, followed by a Master's in Public Health (MPH) degree. 

Dr. Shaw currently serves as an Associate Dean in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Indiana University's School of Dentistry, a position she has held since 2010. Her professional experience includes a number of leadership positions, including those of Director of the Office of Health Career Programs at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and Assistant Provost at Purdue University.

Throughout her career, Dr. Shaw has been active in education-related research on an array of topics. She has served as the PI or Co-PI for a number of grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, as well as several foundations. Her dedication to graduate and professional education has been recognized with honors that include the Outstanding Woman of Purdue Award from Purdue University, and the Excellence in Access Award from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

In her role as the college's Assistant Dean for Admissions, Dr. Shaw will oversee and develop admissions processes to recruit a well-qualified and diverse dental hygiene and dental student body. She will also serve as chair of the dental hygiene and dental admissions committees, and she will be the college's liaison to the university's Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.