Paula N. O’Neill, EdD, is a tenured professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and Special Assistant to the Dean. She is also a Distinguished Teaching Professor of UT System and former Associate Dean for Professional Development & Faculty Affairs of the School of Dentistry.
She’s been with UT System since 1983 and at the School of Dentistry since 1996, having previously served at UTHealth Medical School and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Her philosophy of teaching is focused on making content understandable for learners, enabling them to apply and use the information to facilitate lifelong learning and critical thinking. To support her philosophy, she led others to discover the “scholarship of teaching and learning."