Marnie Oakley, DMD, serves as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs at the School of Dental Medicine. She also serves as the Interim Chair for the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
After graduating from the School of Dental Medicine in 1992, she served an active duty, four-year tour as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy. Dr. Oakley was responsible for the development and implementation of the School of Dental Medicine Comprehensive Care Program. She also served as the site visit coordinator during the successful 2010 American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) site visit. Dr. Oakley also served as Chair of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session Planning Committee for two consecutive years, for which she received a Presidential Citation. As a graduate fellow of the ADEA’s Leadership Institute, she served in officer positions in several ADEA committees and groups. She is a Senior Consultant for AAL, the Academy of Advancing Leadership—where she offers one-on-one consulting services and seminars on various leadership topics to academicians across the country. Dr. Oakley works extensively in various areas of leadership development that include, creating a positive culture, leading difficult conversations, resolving conflict, and managing change. As a proud alumna of the Berkeley Institute of Executive Coaching, she leverages her certification and experience to help executives discover and reveal the best versions of themselves.
Dr. Oakley maintains membership in numerous professional organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania (DSWP), Omicron Kappa Upsilon and the Academy of General Dentistry.