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

Dr. Licari was appointed Dean of Roseman University College of Dental Medicine-South Jordan on November 1, 2013. He joins Roseman with more than 20 years of experience in dental education at both public and private universities, most recently as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Illinois. Prior to that he served in a variety of administrative and faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, including his recent position as Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and previously as Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Patient Care and Clinical Education, and Chief Risk Management Officer. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Licari has worked with national organizations, as a Manager of Predoctoral Dental Education at the American Dental Association and as a Senior Consultant with the Academy for Academic Leadership. He also worked as an international consultant with more than 50 dental schools in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates on accreditation, curriculum, outcomes assessment, student competency, and faculty development.

After graduating from dental school Dr. Licari maintained a busy private practice in Illinois for 10 years, and has taken an active role in both university and public health service throughout his career. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Education Association, and American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized for his achievements in dental education with awards that include the Pierre Fauchard Certificate of Merit, memberships in Delta Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, as well as Fellowships with the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Licari holds Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master in Public Health, and Master in Business Administration degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



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.



Kenneth A. King
DDS, GPR Certificate
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Patient Care
Associate Professor

Dr. King earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, and was in private practice for 20 years prior to entering academics. He taught at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Prosthodontics and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Hospital Dentistry. In addition to undergraduate teaching, he has held directorships involving AEGD and GPR programs. Dr. King has also been involved in extensive color research and research on restorative techniques.



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

Dr. Harman joined the faculty of Roseman University of Health Sciences in 2010 and has more than 33 years of experience in dental school admissions and student affairs.  In addition to admitting outstanding students to the DMD program, he also applies the insights from communications, psychology and education to facilitate the development of individuals, groups and organizations.  June 2019 marks the start of Dr. Harman’s 55th year in education and related endeavors.

Dr. Harman leads Roseman DMD’s Lifelong Colleague initiative in which faculty, staff and students make and keep three commitments to each other: to be Lifelong Colleagues from Day 1 of the dental program, to abide by a shared Honor Code, and to help each other become the best we can be at what we do.  These three commitments are inseparable components of the success-oriented Roseman 6-Point Mastery Learning Model.  These shared commitments, and the Mastery Learning Model, allow an enduring, humanistic culture to emerge and be strengthened through our moment-to-moment interactions with each other.

Dr. Harman’s initial career was in music performance and education. He began teaching music at age 13 and later attained both B.Mus.Ed. and Master of Arts degrees in Music from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Harman completed 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 from The Ohio State University with concentrations in Supervision, Counseling and Nonverbal Communication.

In the early 1980’s, Dr. Harman became a licensed counselor in the State of Ohio where he focused his practice on making life and career possibilities real for clients in education, business, law, medicine and, increasingly, dentistry.  He also consulted with school systems and provided in-service education for administrators and faculty.

Dr. Harman began his fulltime career in the dental profession in 1986 as director of the SELECT Program, dentistry’s national career guidance initiative.  In this role, he consulted with national dental and educational associations, state and local dental societies as well as dental schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Harman’s subsequent academic and administrative appointments include:

  • 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), Associate Dean and Executive 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

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 for 2017.

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

Dr. Harman, and his wife of 45 years, Dr. Brenda Harman, have twins who are finishing college.  The two canine members of the family persistently believe that they are the reason the neighborhood is safe.


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.



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.