- School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni Award (1994)
James A. Cottone is the president of Innovative Excellence Inc (IEI) in San Antonio, TX. He became the president in 1995, after years of working in the dental industry. Cotton was a professor of dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1977 to 1998.
He holds a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, a D.M.D. from Tufts University, and a M.S.D. in oral medicine from IU.