All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica announces that the Dr. Stanley John White has been appointed as Dean of Basic Science Campus of the University. Dr. White is an accomplished academic, award-winning educator, publisher, and global health champion. He is best known for having held several senior academic positions with universities such as Ross University School of Medicine, University of Leeds, and the University of Sheffield – to name a few.
Dr. White completed his undergraduate and PhD. (Physiology) degrees at Manchester University, UK. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University and Leeds University.
Before joining All Saints University, Dominica, Dr. White served as Physiology Faculty and Associate Dean, Ross University School of Medicine from 2010 to 2020. During his time at Ross University, he organized and delivered learning and assessment materials to medical students in endocrine, gastrointestinal, and renal physiology and supervised 90 faculty members and 300 support staff. He also innovated and promoted active learning strategies and Learning Management Systems.
“Students should be able to take forward a feeling of pride about their educational experience that they have gained through the provision of an “inquiry-focused” education in first-class facilities. An inquiry should be seen as a key factor underlying all teaching programs so that students have the opportunity to learn about the research process itself, and to experience how new knowledge is created throughout their studies,” Dr. White said.
Dr. White is committed to delivering an academically excellent student experience and instilling in students, faculty, and staff pride in the quality of teaching and institution.
“Students should be at the center of the educational process, not simply a passive recipient of didactic content. Students should be supported in acquiring their knowledge through their individually formulated (active and blended) learning strategies to acquire knowledge, whilst developing academic freedom, critical independence, creativity, and innovation.”
Dr. White begins his term as Dean of the Basic Science Campus in Dominica on April 5, 2021. He succeeds Dr. Joshua Owolabi who served in that capacity since 2019.