Faculty and Staff
Dr. Richard Black was named dean of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso in June 2018, after serving as interim dean of the dental school since 2017.
Before joining TTUHSC El Paso, Dr. Black was in private practice orthodontics for 39 years. Dr. Black received his D.D.S. and orthodontic specialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. He has served as president of the El Paso Dental Society, as well as the Texas Dental Association (TDA), and is currently the national trustee for the 15th District (Texas) of the American Dental Association. Along with those duties, Dr. Black has served as chair of the TDA’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Council through four sessions of the Texas Legislature.
Dr. Black is a native El Pasoan and a prominent community leader, and is active in many organizations across the city. He has also served in civic positions, such as elder at El Paso’s First Presbyterian Church, founding president of the First Presbyterian Christian Preschool, president of the Sunturians of El Paso, president and chairman of the American Heart Association in El Paso and Texas, and president of El Paso’s Sun Bowl Association. When he is not traveling on business, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Dr. Wendy Woodall, professor and associate academic dean, joined the TTUHSC El Paso faculty in September 2018.
Dr. Wendy Woodall has past experience as an educator in restorative dentistry and general practice clinics, private practice delivery of oral health care, and research in educational methodology and correlations between oral health and systemic health. Her service has included the following:
Academics: admissions, integrated curriculum design electronic record utilization, selection committees, continuing education and national and international accreditation.
The dental profession: American Dental Education Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Institute of Oral Biology.
Ethics and professionalism: Pierre Fauchard Academy, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, American College of Dentists.
Community service: Texas Missions of Mercy, Remote Area Medical, Give Kids a Smile, and various service clinics encompassing delivery of health care to children, sheltered women, homeless teens, homeless adults and veterans.