First Woman Dean of an American Dental School
Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford was born in 1933. She enrolled at Howard University where she initially studied psychology and chemistry, and pursued a career in dentistry. She is an internationally renowned dental educator, administrator, researcher, and clinician. She served as Dean of Howard University College of Dentistry from 1975 to 1991, where she was the first woman to be dean of an American dental school. From 1992 to 2011, she was responsible for diversity programming and initiatives at the American Dental Educational Association.