Ann L. McCann, PhD

Director of Outcomes Assessment & Quality of Life 

Ann L. McCann is Professor and Director of Planning and Assessment at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. She is nationally known for her contributions to assessment, having directed two federal grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop assessment methods and tools for health profession programs. She is currently the assessment expert on a HRSA Centers of  Excellence grant for promoting the development of under-represented minority dentists and has served on many HRSA HCOP grants for the same purpose.   She also served as the assessment expert on an NIDCR research grant for developing evidence-based dental practitioners and scientists. She has written a book on assessment, a chapter on women’s oral health and over 80 other publications. Dr. McCann has won the Teacher of the Year and the Institutional Service Excellence Award at Baylor College of Dentistry. She also was a fellow in the Leadership Institute of the American Dental Education Association and the former Chair of Dental Hygiene at University of Detroit-Mercy.  Dr. McCann currently directs three online courses in the Master’s degree program Education for Health Professionals at Texas A&M University.