Frank W. Licari
Dean, College of Dental Medicine-South Jordan

Dr. Frank W. Licari has been dean and professor of the Roseman University College of Dental Medicine since 2013. He has over 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator. Previously, he served as associate dean for academic affairs and professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois, and has also held several leadership positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry, Marquette University School of Dentistry and the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). He is an internationally known speaker, author and consultant. Dr. Licari has worked with over 80 dental schools on curriculum development, student competency assessment, accreditation, and faculty development in the United States, Canada, Chile, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Licari holds three advanced degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), including Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Public Health, and Master of Business Administration.

He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Dental Research (AADR), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), Utah Dental Association (UDA) and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS). He formerly served as the chair of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and currently serves as a site visit chair for CODA. He has been recognized with the UIC Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award, Pierre Fauchard Certificate of Merit, memberships in Delta Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor societies, and fellowships with the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

William B. Carroll
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Dr. William B. Carroll recently retired from the U.S. Navy after more than 30 years of service. He received his dental education at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), then completed a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Carroll is a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry, and was the Director of the General Practice Residency (GPR) program at Naval Medical Center San Diego for five years. He has also held multiple senior positions with the Navy and Marine Corps around the world.

William Harman
B.Mus.Edu, MA, MA, PhD
Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs

Dr. Harman is a lifelong educator who works with individuals, groups and organizations to create, discover and make real meaningful life and career possibilities. June 2020 marked the beginning of Dr. Harman’s 56th year in educational endeavors.

Dr. Harman’s initial career was in music performance and education. He began teaching music at age 13 under the supervision of faculty from The Ohio State University. He attained both B.Mus.Ed. and Master of Arts degrees in Music from The Ohio State University where he began focusing on psychological and educational approaches to unlocking each student’s potential. This focus led Dr. Harman to complete additional graduate education including a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Goddard College, the Gestalt Institute’s three-year therapist training program, and a PhD in Education at The Ohio State University with concentrations in Supervision, Counseling and Nonverbal Communication.

As a licensed counselor in the State of Ohio, he consulted with clients in education, business, law, medicine and, increasingly, dentistry. He also provided in-service education for school systems and supervised mental health practitioners.

Dr. Harman began his fulltime career in the dental profession in 1986 as director of the SELECT Program, dentistry’s national career guidance and recruitment initiative. In this role, he consulted with national dental and educational associations, state and local dental societies, dental education programs, and associations of prehealth advisors. Under his direction, SELECT teams across the country developed career guidance resources for those considering careers in dentistry and implemented new models to provide accurate and up-to-date information for those who influenced career decisions.

Dr. Harman has had the privilege of working with teams of very talented people at the following dental programs:

• University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry – Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Student Services – 1990 through 1997
• Baylor College of Dentistry – Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Associate Professor (tenured) and Associate Dean for Student & Alumni Services – 1998 to mid-2005
• University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Professor (tenured), Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean – mid 2005 to mid 2010
• Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine – Professor and Founding Associate Dean for DMD Admissions and Student Affairs – mid 2010 to the present

Dr. Harman leads Roseman DMD’s Lifelong Colleague initiative in which faculty, staff and students make and keep three commitments to each other — to become Lifelong Colleagues from Day 1 of the dental program, to abide by a shared Honor Code that reflects integrity and respect for others, and to help each other become the best we can be at what we do. These shared commitments allow an enduring, humanistic culture to emerge and be strengthened through our moment-to-moment interactions with each other.

In recognition of his service to the dental profession and education, Dr. Harman was awarded honorary membership in the American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega. He also is a Charter Member of Roseman’s OKU Beta Iota Chapter. He received the Award of Merit from the American College of Dentists, the Award of Distinction from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry Alumni Association, the 2017 and 2019 Advocate Awards from the American Student Dental Association. He was selected as one of Utah Business Healthcare Heroes in 2017.

Dr. Harman is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Dental Education Association, American Counseling Association, and Phi Kappa Phi.

He and his dentist wife of 46 years, Dr. Brenda Harman, have two children who are now adults. Their canine companion persistently believes that he is the reason the neighborhood remains safe.

L. Kris Munk
Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Associate Professor

Dr. Lyle Kris Munk is the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and an Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Ethics and Professionalism at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. After earning a degree in Dental Laboratory Technology, he completed his pre-doctoral dental education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He then completed both a General Practice Residency and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Munk also earned a Master’s Degree in Organization Development and Leadership from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Munk was the former Site Director of the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Residency at Idaho State University and was in private practice for twenty-four years before accepting his current appointment at Roseman University of Health Sciences.

James Hupp
Assistant Dean for General Dentistry Education
Associate Professor

Dr. James G. Hupp received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Upon graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the US Navy until 1993. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Science degree. He maintained a private practice limited to endodontics in North Carolina until 2010.  He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2003. In 2009, he retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain.  While always active in dental education, he assumed the role of a full-time educator in 2010 and was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.   In 2011 he was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year and inducted into the prestigious Nelson Order. He currently is Assistant Dean for General Dentistry Education and Director of Endodontics at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine.  In 2016 he was recognized as “Clinic Faculty of the Year”.  His current research focus is Micro-CT evaluation of various instrumentation techniques.

Duane R. Winden
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Dr. Winden began his career as an educator in the anatomy labs of Brigham Young University (BYU) where he caught the bug of teaching and caring for students.

Dr. Winden received his first Master of Science in Zoology degree at BYU. He initially taught as an adjunct faculty member and project engineer/ graphic designer for an educational software company. He has continued to teach anatomy at BYU until recently. He was hired to design and teach biomedical science courses at The American Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. Dr. Winden became the Director of Curriculum and then Campus Director. While there he created a rotating modular curriculum that enabled a concentration of the teaching specialties and a more accessible program for students. The school became AmeriTech College and Dr. Winden helped create and accredit a new nursing program. Dr. Winden received his initial nursing degree at AmeriTech and worked part-time in the Emergency Department at Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah. Dr. Winden was invited to consult on the creation of University of Southern Nevada’s (now Roseman University) biomedical integrated curriculum. He was hired to teach the inaugural class in 2011. Dr. Winden finished his second Master of Science in Nursing and Nursing Education through Grand Canyon University and then began his doctoral degree at BYU. He finished his PhD in less than two years.  Continuing to pursue efficient, productive, and cost-effective education, he has led the integration of the biomedical sciences into the clinical curriculum and the conversion of Roseman CODM from a 4-year to a 3-year curriculum.

Dr. Winden is a member of the American Dental Education Association, American Association for Anatomists, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Sigma Theta Tau International, and Alpha Chi.

Dr. Winden researches several biological markers including RAGE and the processes of inflammation in the lower respiratory system. He is also interested in studying educational processes and their effectiveness in students mastering the material that they are presented.

He and his wife of 22 years, Maria, have four children and 8 grandchildren. He is an avid gardener, loves the outdoors and serving people.

Joseph Cheever
BS, DDS, MS, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry
Assistant Dean of General Dentistry Education
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Cheever began his employment at Roseman in January 2014 as an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry prior to becoming Assistant Dean of General Dentistry Education. Prior to coming to Roseman University, he spent 19 years in private practice in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas as a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and taught in two Pediatric Dental Residency Programs at Primary Children’s Medical Center and UNLV School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Cheever made the decision to be a pediatric dentist while working at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City and loves providing dental care for infants, teens and adolescents with major medical or developmental challenges. Dr. Cheever has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Utah, a D.D.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University. After his dental education, he obtained an M.S. and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Utah.

Dr. Cheever obtained board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has worked as a consultant to the board for seven years. He continues to teach part-time at Primary Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Dental Residency. In 2001 Dr. Cheever joined the United States Army Reserve, mostly to participate in the humanitarian missions around the world. He has served numerous missions providing dental care to disadvantaged children and adults in many countries (the highlight of his dental career) and is a combat veteran.

Dr. Cheever is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates. He has received numerous awards in dentistry as well as for his military service.

His research interests are clinical nutrition and fructose metabolism, and access to care for disabled persons. Dr. Cheever is seeking to make sure each Roseman DMD student gains understanding that “patients are the prize” and that kindness is the key to true success in dental practice.

Dr. Cheever is married to Denny Shelledy Cheever and has five children. He is an avid cyclist, skier, fly fisherman, reader and traveler.