New England names dean
He will lead UNE's newest college, which enrolled its inaugural class of 64 students in August 2013. UNE announced the appointment Jan. 9.
"Dr. Jim Hanley's outstanding background in dental education and practice, his leadership experience, his close connection to the New England area, his commitment to the mission of UNE and the College of Dental Medicine, and his strong dedication to the student experience uniquely position him to lead our college forward," said Dr. James J. Koelbl, the school's founding dean and provost.
Dr. Hanley has an extensive background in private practice, dental education and administration, including a distinguished 34-year career at Tufts University School of Medicine. Most recently at Tufts University, he was associate dean for clinical affairs and associate professor of periodontology.
He received his D.M.D. and his advanced education certificate in Periodontology from Tufts University. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2012 Provost's Award for Teaching and Service at Tufts. He was named a fellow of the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute in 2011, American Academy of Dental Science in 2009, the American College of Dentists in 2006 and the International College of Dentists in 2006.