New Associate Dean Announced

AFTER A NATIONAL SEARCH, the School of Dentistry has announced Lance Godley, D.M.D., as the new associate dean for clinical affairs.

Godley has a doctorate in dental medicine, master’s of education degree and is currently pursuing an MBA. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Godley practiced general dentistry in Naples, Florida, for more than 18 years before joining UMKC in 2015 and beginning his full-time academic career. Since then, he has spent a significant amount of his time teaching and serving as director for several courses. Godley 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.

He has been married to Candace, a senior credit analyst and vice president at Academy Bank in Kansas City, for 27 years. They have one daughter, Emily, who is attending Purdue University and majoring in computer engineering.