UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

English, Dana Kiefer

Dental School
Periodontics
(210) 562-6837
englishd@uthscsa.edu

Educational Development Specialist within the Online and Blended Learning Team. In 1980 she received a Dental Hygiene Certificate from UT Health Science Center San Antonio. In 2004 following a successful clinical career in private practice she returned to school to complete her BS in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University. In 2009 she completed her MS in Dental Hygiene from UT Health Science Center San Antonio. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership specializing in technology with a projected graduation date of early 2016.

From 2008 2014 Dana served as a faculty member in the department of Periodontics, Division of Dental Hygiene as an Assistant Professor/Clinical. Her teaching responsibilities included course directorships for undergraduate courses in Dental Materials, Professional Issues, Current Issues and Geriatrics in addition to serving clinical dental hygiene faculty. Additionally she served as thesis advisor and was a core member of the RESPECT team, an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, dentists and dental hygienists treating patients in an inner-city health clinic and served as the dental care director of the SAMMS Transitional Living & Learning Center (TLLC) in 2012-2014.

In addition to teaching, Dana has been guest speaker at numerous conferences and planning committees concentrating on Geriatrics: the Respiratory Therapy River Walk Symposium; the UT Health Science Center Aging Conference in Laredo, TX; and the Summer Institute in Aging Conference in San Antonio, TX. In 2014, Dana was a keynote speaker for the Dental Hygiene Alumni Day Celebration and the National Dental Hygiene Clinical Educators Workshop. As a new member of the Online and Blended Learning team Dana has been the keynote speaker for the Flipped Classroom Workshop Series.

5/2014 - Present Educational Development Speicalist UT Health Science Center, Academic Business Technologies, San Antonio, TX