Dr. Ashrafi named Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Posted on 12/17/2013
Dr. Seema S. Ashrafi

Dr. Seema S. Ashrafi, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics will be stepping into the role of Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on January 16, 2014.


Dr. Ashrafi is well prepared for this important leadership role.  She earned her B.S in Biology and a M.S. in Histology from UIC.  She also earned a B.S. in Dentistry, her D.D.S. and her Certificate in the Advanced Educational Program in Periodontics from UIC’s College of Dentistry.  Dr. Ashrafi has been a faculty member in the Department of Periodontics, initially as Clinical Assistant Professor in 1999 and promoted in 2008 to Clinical Associate Professor.


Dr. Ashrafi has served the College with distinction in many roles.  She is an especially acknowledged teacher and mentor.  She has been awarded the American Academy of Periodontology Clinical Teaching Award, the Crystal Apple Award, the Golden Apple Award and the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinical Faculty Fellowship.  She is a member of the Admissions Committee, the Curriculum Advisory Committee and the Subcommittee on Student Promotions.  Most recently Dr. Ashrafi provided outstanding leadership on the Steering Committee for the Accreditation Self-Study and site visit. 


Dr. Ashrafi enjoys the respect and admiration of her faculty colleagues, the predoctoral and post graduate students and the staff members of the College.  Her welcoming personality, genuine caring for all, and capacity for developing, implementing and evaluating curricular innovation will continue to serve us well as she leads the academic pursuits of the College.