Dr. Susan I. Duley, department head of Dental Hygiene at Clayton State University since the start of the fall 2003 semester, will be leaving the University this month to accept the position of dean of Dental Hygiene at West Coast University in Los Angeles, starting in January 2011.
“I will develop BSDH, RDH-BSDH, and MS-DH programs at the university,” she says. “I look forward to this new and exciting challenge.”
While serving at Clayton State for the last seven-plus years, Duley received many significant honors from her peers. Among the more recent was the 2008 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Glaxo Smith Kline Dental Hygiene Teaching Fellowship. During 2007, she was honored four times, as an American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute Fellow, with a Scholarship award from American Dental Education Association, with an ADEA/Colgate Palmolive Allied Dental Educators Fellowship, and with an American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation, consultant appointment.
While at Clayton State she has instituted a formal “White Coat” ceremony for the University’s dental hygiene students, and has seen her department’s Dental Hygiene Clinic become a popular public outreach program.
Duley earned her Ed.D., from Western Michigan University, and holds three degrees, Ed.S., M.S., and B.S., from the University of Detroit Mercy.