Linda Perkowski, Ph.D.
Interim Dean​​

Dr. Perkowski has more than 25 years experience in medical education, curriculum development and evaluation of institutional programs. She came to CMU from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she served as associate dean for curriculum and evaluation. A former Michigan resident, Dr. Perkowski received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin, master's degree from Texas A&M University, and doctorate in preventive medicine and community health from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In addition to several national medical education leadership roles, her academic efforts have focused on student assessment, program evaluation, faculty educator development and accreditation.

Joel H. La​nphear, Ph.D.
Interim ​Senior Ass​ociate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Lanphear is an expert in developing partnerships for community engagement in distributed medical education programs and has helped shape medical education programs worldwide. He comes to CMU from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and brings management and teaching experience from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Tempe, Ariz., University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and United Arab Emirates University. Dr. Lanphear received an undergraduate degree from Western Washington State University, master's from the University of Hawaii and doctorate from Michigan State University.

Edward E. McKee
Interim Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Administration
and Research

Dr. McKee oversees faculty affairs, technology, marketing, development, facilities and administration for the CMU College of Medicine. He also leads the research efforts and has combined the efforts of faculty in Saginaw and Mount Pleasant. He joined CMU College of Medicine in 2011 as professor and chair of Foundational Sciences. He received bachelor of science degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph. D. in physiology from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine. Following post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and the University of Colorado, he accepted a faculty position in biochemistry at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. He later was appointed associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend. McKee is active in the team-based learning community and has presented internationally and nationally on the subject. ​