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Administration

David C. Johnsen David C. Johnsen   D.D.S., M.S.
Dean, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. David C. Johnsen has been the dean of the UI College of Dentistry since 1995. Dr. Johnsen taught predoctoral pediatric dentistry at West Virginia University & Case Western Reserve University and was department chair and director of the pediatric dentistry residency program at Case Western Reserve University (1990-1995).


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Galen B. Schneider Galen B. Schneider   D.D.S., Ph.D, FACP
Executive Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Schneider joined the UI College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as Department of Prosthodontics chair from 2006-2011. Dr. Schneider is currently executive association dean, dean for faculty, and a professor in the Department of Prosthodontics with a joint appointment in the Dows Institute for Dental Research. In addition, he is a board-certified prosthodontist and is actively involved in patient care and teaching within the Department of Prosthodontics. His research focuses on bone cell biology as it relates to implant osseointegration and bone tissue engineering.


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Scott K. Arneson Scott K. Arneson   M.B.A.
Associate Dean for Finance and Facilities

Scott Arneson joined the UI College of Dentistry in 2003 as assistant dean for finance and facilities. Mr. Arneson is responsible for the business and financial administration of the College of Dentistry, overseeing an annual budget of $44 million.


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Kim A. Brogden Kim A. Brogden   Ph.D.
Director, Dows Institute for Dental Research
Professor, Department of Periodontics
Interim Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Brogden joined the College of Dentistry in 2004. He is a professor in the Department of Periodontics and the Dows Institute for Dental Research.


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B. Elaine Brown B. Elaine Brown  
Director of Dental Student Admissions

Ms. Elaine Brown has been employed with the University of Iowa College of Dentistry since 1973, beginning in Central Dental Supply. In 1979, she joined Dental Administration. Ms. Brown is the primary contact for any inquiries about admission requirements and application to the predoctoral program.


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Ronald D. Elvers Ronald D. Elvers   D.D.S., M.S.
Director of Clinics
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Elvers joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1996. He is director of clinics and an associate clinical professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.


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Lily T. Garcia Lily T. Garcia   DDS, MS, FACP
Associate Dean for Education
Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Garcia was a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School (UTHSCSA) before joining the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013 as associate dean for education.


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Victoria Green Victoria Green  
Director, Human Resources
Michael J. Kanellis Michael J. Kanellis   D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Dean for Patient Care
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kanellis joined the College of Dentistry in 1994 following 13 years in private practice. Dr. Kanellis' teaching responsibilities include both didactic and clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral education.


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Penni Ryan Penni Ryan   BLS, CPP
Director, Continuing Education and Alumni Affairs
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Catherine M. Solow Catherine M. Solow   B.A., M.A.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Ms. Solow joined the UI College of Dentistry as an associate dean in 2009.


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