IU School of Dentistry Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch announced today the appointment of David Zahl as assistant dean for curriculum development and assessment in the Office of Academic Programs.
In this role, Zahl will lead the oversight, development, and implementation of academic initiatives that support the educational outcomes of IUSD’s predoctoral and allied teaching programs.
“David Zahl has been a positive and integral part of IUSD’s curriculum development, assessment, and faculty support initiatives for more than a decade,” said Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch. “He is forward thinking, highly collaborative, and pursues best practices for curriculum design and assessment.”
Zahl joined IUSD in 2007 as a research and teaching assistant in behavioral science in the Department of Oral Biology. The majority of his career has been as a curriculum development specialist and as director of curriculum support at IUSD.
As assistant dean, Zahl will support curriculum development, innovation, and redesign in collaboration with faculty; lead curriculum and program assessment initiatives; oversee instructional design support; and support faculty educational research.
Zahl holds a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Butler University and a master’s degree in philosophy – bioethics from IUPUI.
Congratulations to David Zahl on his new appointment.