R. Lamont (Monty) MacNeil
Dr. R. Lamont (Monty) MacNeil is Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Dental Medicine where he served in executive leadership for 20 years, first as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and then as Dean from 2007 to 2018. He holds a DDS degree from Dalhousie University, Canada, and a certificate of advanced education in Periodontics and a Master of Dental Science degree from UConn. He has also held academic positions at Dalhousie University, Indiana University and the University of Michigan.
Dr. MacNeil’s academic interests and publication record span the domains of education, research and service learning. A member of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) from 2001-2005, he oversaw several major changes in examination construct and delivery while serving as Commission Chair in 2004-05. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), a 20,000-member organization representing U.S. and Canadian institutions and was elected Board Chair in 2018. This experience provided considerable insight into and interaction with the other health sciences/professions as part of ADEA’s role as a founding member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) along with the academic associations for medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Today, IPEC includes twenty-one diverse health professions. Dr. MacNeil currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure and several other national committees. His academic interests focus on the integration of dental and medical care services and the design of models within academic health centers to promote integrated primary health care. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his knowledge of the field of dental education, his understanding of the broader university environment and for his ability to interact creatively and collegially with both established and emerging leaders.
Dr. MacNeil brings extensive experience in university searches for executive and health professions/health sciences leadership positions and an appreciation for the unique character of each institution and its health-related colleges, schools and departments.
Dr. MacNeil resides in Simsbury, Connecticut.