Search Committee Roster and Contact Information

Search Committee

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD '89, MS '83

Chair, Search Committee

Dean, School of Public Health and Health Professions

Nancy Campbell-Heider

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Family, Community, and Health Systems Sciences, School of Nursing

John Canty, MD '79

SUNY Distinguished and Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Cardiology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Sebastian Ciancio, DDS '61

Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine

Luis Colon

A. Conger Goodyear Professor of Chemistry; Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, Department of Chemisrty, College of Arts and Sciences

Paul Creighton, DDS '84

Clinical Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine

Elaine Davis, PhD '82

Professor of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine

David Draper, BA '85

Assistant Vice President for Professional Schools and Senior Principal Gift Officer, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Richard Hall, MD '93, DDS '78, BA '74

Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine

Violet Haraszthy, DDS '02, PhD '99, MS '94

Professor of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine

Richard Lynch, DDS '83, BA '79

Past President, UB Dental Alumni Association and board member, UB Alumni Association

Joseph S. Modica, DDS '82, BA '78

Member, UB Dental Alumni Association Executive Council, and 8th District Dental Society Delegate to the American Dental Association

James O’Donnell

Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Joseph Park

School of Dental Medicine student

Gabriela Popescu, PhD '99

Professor of Biochemistry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Stefan Ruhl

Professor of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine

Paul Ziarnowski, DDS '77

Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine


Degree notations indicate UB alumni

Contact the Search Committee

The search committee for the position of dean of the School of Dental Medicine welcomes input and questions from the campus and community at any time during the search process.

Please offer your feedback, thoughts or questions on the search here

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Search Consultant

The search committee is working with the assistance of Dr. Ilene Nagel and Dr. Jett Pihakis of Russell Reynolds Associates.

Application and Nomination Procedures

Individuals nominated and those who wish to apply should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae. All nominations and applications should be sent electronially via email (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to