Kristen Thomas Earns Promotion at Pacific University

Kristen Thomas, RHD, EPDH, MSEd, has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies in Pacific University’s College of Health Professions.

Thomas is an alum of Pacific University’s dental hygiene program, graduating in 2010. She then worked as a clinical restorative dental hygienist for several years in a managed care organization before pursuing a career in education. She went on to further her education and graduated from Portland State University with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy specializing in postsecondary adult and continuing education. 

She is passionate about global diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education and patient care and is the co-author for the school’s chapter of the Hispanic Student Dental Association.

Monday, March 18, 2024