Sherin Tooks, EdD, MS has been with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) since January 2002 and was appointed director of the Commission in November 2012. Prior to her appointment as director, Dr. Tooks held the position of manager, advanced specialty education within CODA. Dr. Tooks oversees the staff and operations of the Commission, and serves as staff secretary of the Standing Committee on Finance, the Standing Committee on Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning, and the Standing Committee on Nominations.
Dr. Tooks has worked on several important initiatives including CODA’s communication and technology plan, website redesign, and guiding CODA in development of its 2017-2021 strategic plan. Dr. Tooks successfully lead the Commission through its most recent re-recognition by the United States Department of Education. She is currently leading the Commission’s development of an electronic accreditation management system for CODA’s accreditation program. Dr. Tooks holds a master of science degree in dental hygiene education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and a doctorate in education, with an emphasis in educational leadership, from the University of Phoenix.