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Search for Dean of the UIC College of Dentistry

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that a Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Dentistry has started work, with the assistance of Isaacson, Miller, a search firm with extensive experience in dental school dean searches. The search follows Dean Bruce Graham’s announcement that he will return to the faculty in December after an illustrious thirteen-year term as dean.

The search committee membership is listed below. The advertisement for the position includes more information.

Your participation in the search process -- through nominating candidates, encouraging them to apply, interviewing finalists and providing your input to the search committee -- will be essential to its success. Inquiries may be directed to the search coordinator at

A national leader among dental education institutions, the UIC College of Dentistry is in an excellent position to attract a new dean. Through an award-winning, trend-setting clinical education curriculum, UIC students provide oral health care in clinics that also constitute the largest oral health safety net clinic in the State. In 2006, the College launched a Ph.D. in Oral Sciences degree program, and its seven-year DMD/Ph.D. program is unique in the state. The College graduates more underrepresented minority dentists than any of its Big Ten peers and is the only Illinois dental school that educates dental specialists in six disciplines. The College's research portfolio has grown exponentially and in FY 2011 was ranked fourth in NIH grant funding. By 2014, nearly $63 million will have been invested in renewing the College's classrooms, clinics, and research facilities, completing the total renewal of the building.

I am confident that, with your support, the committee will be able to identify an outstanding set of finalists for interview in the fall.


Lon S. Kaufman
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Dentistry

Bo Fernhall (Chair)
Dean, College of Applied Health Sciences

Seema Ashrafi
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of the Predoctoral Periodontics Program
Department of Periodontics

James Bryniarski
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

John M. Crawford
Department of Periodontics

Caswell Evans
Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences
College of Dentistry

Carla Evans
Professor and Department Head
Department of Orthodontics

William Flick
Clinical Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Anne George
Department of Oral Biology

Ashley Ginsberg
Student, 3rd Year Dentistry

Brad Johnson
Associate Professor
Director of the Postgraduate Endodontics Program
Department of Endodontics

Anne Koerber
Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Susan D. Lloyd
Business/Administrative Associate
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Ales Obrez
Associate Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Philip Patston
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Susan Rowan
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

Adriana Semprum-Clavier
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
Director of Pre-patient Care, International Dentist Degree Program

Katharine Stevens
Student, Postgraduate Orthodontics Program

Mark Valentino
Assistant Dean for Advancement and Alumni Affairs
College of Dentistry

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