Dr. Lance Godley Named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

After a national search and review of the results from the search committee, Dean Steven Haas announced Dr. Lance Godley as the new Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Dr. Godley completed his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Florida State University and his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida. He also has a Master of Education degree from the American College of Education and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. Further, he is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Godley practiced general dentistry in Naples, FL, for over eighteen years before joining UMKC in 2015 and beginning his full-time academic career. Since coming to UMKC, he has been appointed Interim Director of Faculty Practice, Interim Director of Clinical Operations, Vice-Chair of the Restorative Clinical Sciences department and served as our Interim Dean for Clinical Programs. He has spent a significant amount of his time teaching and serving as course director for several courses, including Treatment Planning, Operative I Lecture, and Operative II Lab. He has a role nationally with the American Dental Association with an appointment to the Dental Licensing Objective Structured Clinical Examination Test Construction, was appointed to the NBDE Part II Test Construction and is a CODA site visitor in the area of Clinical Sciences. He has been involved with the scholarship of teaching and learning, including as a coauthor publishing papers in the Journal of Dental Education and the European Journal of Dental Education.