Michael Rowland

Michael Rowland
Assistant Professor
Department of Leadership, Foundations & Human Resource Education
Room 311 - School of Medicine, Instructional Building B
Office: 502-852-1864
michael.rowland @louisville.edu

Dr. Rowland's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1998
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989
  • A.B., Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

Research Interests

Use of adult learning theory in health professions education; diversity in health care; teaching and learning using standardized patients; simulation and experiential learning in health professions education.

Teaching Areas

  • Patient Communication Skills and Ethical Consideration in Dentistry
  • Keys to Quality Dental Health Care for Diverse Populations
  • Introduction to Clinical Dentistry
  • Extreme Makeovers: Exploring the Positive and Negative Images of Dentistry in the Media

Professional Activities

  • Educational Policy Committee, 2009-present
  • Diversity Committee, 2009-present
  • Board Member, American Society of Dental Ethics, 2006-2009
  • Board Member, American Dental Association Committee on Educational Measurement and Testing, 2004-2008
  • Central Region Scholarship Coordinator, National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc., 2004-2008
  • Consultant, Ohio State Dental Board- Ethics Re-education Training, 2005-2008

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Simulation in Health Care, 2009-Present
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2001-Present
  • American Educational Research Association, 2004-2009
  • Commission of Professor of Adult Education, 2004-Present
  • American Dental Education Association, 2002-Present


  • Rowland, M. L., Srisukho, K. Dental Students and Faculty Perceptions of Incivility in the Classroom. (2009) Journal of Dental Education, 73 (1), 115-122.
  • Thikkurissy, S., Rowland M.L., Bean C.Y., Kumar A, Levings K, & Casamassimo P.S. (2008). Rethinking community-based clinical education in pediatric dentistry. Journal of Dental Education, 72(6), 662-668.
  • Rowland, M. L. (2008). Enhancing communication in dental clinics with linguistically different patients. Journal of Dental Education, 72(1), 72-80.