Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch was named interim chancellor of the IUPUI campus, effective June 19, 2023. Murdoch-Kinch began her tenure at Indiana University when she was named the 10th dean of the School of Dentistry in 2019, the first woman to serve in that role. Following her service as interim chancellor, Murdoch-Kinch will resume her responsibilities as dean.
A professor in the IU School of Dentistry, Murdoch-Kinch earned her D.D.S. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. After working in private practice, she pursued advanced dental specialty training in oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial radiology and her Ph.D. at Indiana University. At IU, she collaborated with faculty in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and the Department of Anthropology, and this interprofessional experience provided the foundation upon which she has built her expertise in clinical dentistry, medicine, and research.