Dr. Michael Kowolik to lead IU dental school's expanded internationalization efforts

Dr. Michael Kowolik
Dr. Michael Kowolik

Indiana University School of Dentistry Dean John Williams has turned to a faculty member with a diverse international background to lead the school’s expanded internationalization efforts.

Dr. Williams said Michael Kowolik, B.D.S., Ph.D., associate dean for graduate education, will lead those efforts from the recently renamed Office of Graduate Education and Global Engagement. The office was formerly named the Office of Graduate Education.

“Indiana University is actively extending the principles and practice of internationalization on several fronts,” Dr. Williams said. “It is appropriate that the dental school align itself more formally with the university in its vision and mission regarding a commitment to global education and scholarly activity.”

Dr. Kowolik grew up in England and Scotland, where he earned dental and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked often with colleagues in Europe as well as the U.S. for more than a decade.

More information about Dr. Kowolik and the Office of Graduate Education and Global Engagement is available in this Nov. 12, 2012, IU news release.

Nov. 12, 2012