Galen Schneider, UI professor and head of prosthodontics, will become the new executive associate dean of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Schneider, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, succeeds Jed Hand, professor of preventive and community dentistry, who served in the position for 14 years. Hand remains on the faculty and will continue his leadership role in the Building Transformation project.
A board-certified prosthodontist, Schneider is nationally recognized for his accomplishments as a teacher and clinician. He also is a skilled administrator, playing an active role on the college’s executive committee. Schneider’s research focuses on bone cell biology as it relates to dental implants and bone tissue engineering.