Why some dentistry faculty at the U are upset

As the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry prepares to get a new dean, the Minnesota Daily writes about why some faculty members are resentful over what they see as oppressive leadership, favoritism and intimidation:

According to these sources:

  • Personal relationships and favoritism continue to factor into administrative hiring decisions.
  • Former Dean Patrick Lloyd’s autocratic decision-making and micromanagement alienated some faculty members.
  • Fear of retribution suppressed disagreement and debate.

Lloyd’s departure in July led many to believe the problems they said he was responsible for could dissipate with a new administration. Recent controversy in the school may indicate otherwise.