IUPUI has appointed Gail Williamson acting assistant vice chancellor for faculty affairs through May 2018. Her portfolio includes leadership for the activities related to faculty advancement and success, including professional development, promotion and tenure, faculty records, appointments, leaves and titles. Williamson, a longtime professor in the Indiana University School of Dentistry, has served as director of professional development in academic affairs since 2015. Her directorship has included faculty education and support for activities related to promotion and tenure processes, leadership development for campus administrators, support for faculty performance and grievance resolution, and leadership for the Digital Measures platform and with planning campuswide events focused on faculty professional development.
Williamson, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University, has received numerous teaching awards and has published several articles and textbooks on dentistry.