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Robert L. Ellison
Regent's Proceedings 310

Robert L. Ellison, D.D.S., professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, will retire from active faculty status on April 30, 1997.

Dr. Ellison received his D.D.S. degree in 1960 from Meharry Medical College and his M.Sc. degree in oral pathology in 1975 from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics since 1965. Dr. Ellison joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as an associate professor in 1971 and was promoted to professor in 1979.

Known for his dedication to teaching, Dr. Ellison has served as a member of over 30 master's thesis committees throughout his tenure in the School of Dentistry. He has been course director for several undergraduate and graduate courses in endodontics. He has presented numerous lectures on endodontics to professional organizations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ellison has served the school through membership on a number of committees, including the Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee, the Admissions Committee, and the Executive Committee. His publication record includes over 30 articles, and he is coauthor of four clinic manuals used in the dental curriculum. He is currently involved in research, which will lead to his writing a book on distinguished African American educators and outstanding contributions of African Americans to the dental profession.

Dr. Ellison is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Kappa Sigma Pi honor societies. He is a member of numerous local, state, and national professional societies, and has served both the Wolverine Dental Society and the Detroit District Dental Society in several capacities, including president. He has also served on the Endodontics Programs Accreditation Commission for the American Dental Association, as a volunteer special lecturer for the American Cancer Society, and as an editorial consultant or board member to several journals.

The Regents now salute his distinguished health sciences educator by naming Robert L. Ellison professor emeritus of dentistry.