Born and raised in Michigan, Carol received a BS in Biology (‘79) from Michigan State
University and a DDS (’83) and MS in Prosthodontics (’86) from the University of Michigan
School of Dentistry. Thus she is both a Spartan and Wolverine. Carol was appointed
Dean at The Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University in 2014 after serving
as the Vice Dean/Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Affairs for
seven years. She is a Professor in the Departments of Oral Rehabilitation and Oral
Biology in the DCG and the Graduate School. Carol is the PI of the Nobel Biocare/AU
Center of Excellence and HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment grants. She is a recipient of
the DCG’s Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Faculty Member Awards. Carol is a
Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics,
the American College of Prosthodontists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy as well as
a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi and the Thomas P Hinman Dental Society.
She currently serves as the Secretary of the American College of Prosthodontists,
Chair of the Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics and Executive Counselor
for the Academy of Prosthodontics. Carol served as Editor-in-Chief for The Journal
of Prosthetic Dentistry for nine years after serving four years as the Associate Editor.
The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics honored Carol by naming their Scientific
Poster Award after her in honor of her tenure as Editor.
Carol joined the faculty of the DCG in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. She taught Removable Partial Dentures for 17 years and was ultimately promoted to Professor with tenure. During this time period she was active in research which focused on the biocompatibility of dental resins. Carol is a 2005-2006 fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. The ELAM experience was transformational for her. Shortly after completing the program, Carol was promoted to Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Affairs. During this six-year period she oversaw the planning and design of the new Dental College of Georgia facility which opened in 2011. She served as Vice Dean for one year before being appointed Interim Dean.
Carol has been sewing and crafting since she was a young girl. When she moved to the south, she learned how to quilt. Selecting the fabric and colors and seeing the quilt come together is therapy for her. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, and traveling with her family. Her husband, Kevin Corbin, is a pharmacist at AUHealth. They have two children, Patrick and Caitlin.