G. William Knight, DDS, MS, MS

Dr. G. William Knight, DDS, MS, MS
Executive Associate Dean

UICollaboratory Profile

Education & Career

  • University of Michigan, DDS
  • University of Michigan, Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry (Operative)
  • University of Detroit Mercy, Master of Science in Health Careers Education
  • Private practice, 29 years
  • University of Detroit Mercy, academic affairs and clinical leadership
  • Chair, ADA, CODA, ADEA Curriculum Survey Committee, 2012- present
  • ADA, CODA, ADEA Liaison Survey Committee, 2011 – present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Dental Education (ad hoc), 1994 – present
  • American Dental Association, 1969 – present
  • Illinois State Dental Society, 2001 - present
  • Chicago Dental Society, 2001 - present
  • American College of Dentists, 2000 - present
  • American Dental Education Association (American Association of Dental Schools), 1983 - present
  • Michigan State Dental Association, 1972 - present
  • Dental Officer, US Navy 1969 - 1972

Research Interests

  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Assessment
  • Student Self-Evaluation


Briggs CL, Patston PA, Knight GW, Alexander L, Norman N. Fitting form to function: reorganization of faculty roles for a new dental curriculum and its governance. J Dent Educ 2013; 77(1):4-16

Knight GW. Community-based dental education at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Assessing the impact of community-based on dental school finances. Bailit HL and McGowan TL (editors). J Dent Educ 2011:75(10) Supplement:S14-20

Obrez A, Briggs C, Buckman J, Goldstein L, Lamb C, Knight GW. Teaching clinically relevant dental anatomy in the dental curriculum: description and assessment of an innovative model. J Dent Educ 2011: 75(6):797-804

Obrez A, L, Lee D, Organ-Boshes A, Yuan JC, Knight GW. Clinically oriented complete denture program for second year dental students. J Dent Educ 2009; 73(10):1194-1201

Hryhorczuk C, Bolden A, Knight GW, et al. A model for the selection and assessment of community-based clinical sites for dental students’ extramural rotations. J Dent Educ 2008;72(2):153-171

Licari FW, Knight GW, and Guenzel PJ. Designing evaluation forms to facilitate student learning. J Dent Educ 2008;72(1):48-58.