2018 Conference Acknowledgements
Dr. Laura Joseph
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Farmingdale State College
Dr. Joseph, distinguished scholar, teacher and leader is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Farmingdale State College. Joseph has a long standing tenure at the College, having served for two years as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and three years as Acting Assistant Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Joseph began her academic career at Farmingdale State College in 1991, as a faculty member in the Department of Dental Hygiene and served as Department Chair from 2003-2013.
In addition to her work in health promotion and disease prevention, Joseph has been actively engaged in accreditation and institutional assessment including service as Farmingdale State College’s liaison to Middle States Commission on Higher Education and Commissioner for the American Dental Associations’ Commission on Dental Accreditation. She continues to serve as a ADA-CODA site visitor and has led Farmingdale State College’s Assessment initiative. Her interest in active learning and innovative pedagogy, resulted in SUNY recognition as recipient of the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Old Dominion University’s Alumni Award for Outstanding Educator.
Prior to Farmingdale State College, Joseph was a clinical research investigator at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Research Center where she conducted research in oral health and disease prevention. Joseph served as a national and international consultant on clinical calibration. Additional activities of scholarship include grants as well as publications on allied dental education.
Joseph earned a Doctoral Degree in Higher Education and Academic Leadership from Columbia University in 1998 and a BS and MS degree in Science from Old Dominion University.