W. Rory Hume, D.D.S., Ph.D., D.D.S.c
Dr. Hume is a Senior Consultant for AAL and works extensively in the areas of educational research development, professional development for administration and staff, and change management training. His executive coaching experience includes career coaching in higher education, team development and leadership, and coaching for high-potential executives. Dr. Hume is a rotational instructor for AAL’s CAAMP and CAAMP II programs.
In addition to his role at AAL, Dr. Hume serves as Dean of the University of Utah School of Dentistry and as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education of the university’s Health Sciences Center. Formerly, Dr. Hume served as the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of California system of 10 campuses (Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, UCSD, UCD, UCI, UCSB, UCR, UCSC, UCM) and three national laboratories. He served concurrently as the UC system’s Vice President for Health Affairs. He had previously served as Executive Vice Chancellor of UCLA and as President of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Following his retirement from the University of California in 2008, he served for four years as Provost of the United Arab Emirates University. He then served as Executive Director of Education, Training, and Development of the Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar. Born in Australia, Dr. Hume is a graduate of the University of Adelaide (B.Sc.D., B.D.S., 1968; Ph.D., 1973 in human physiology and pharmacology; D.D.Sc. for published work 1990). He was a postdoctoral research Fellow in the UCLA School of Medicine in 1975 and was then appointed to the faculty of the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he was granted tenure in 1980. He held successive academic administrative positions at the University of Adelaide (Department Chair from 1984), the University of Sydney (Dean from 1989), the University of California San Francisco (Department Chair from 1991) and UCLA (Dean from 1996) before commencing service as UCLA’s Executive Vice Chancellor in 1998.