Deaths: Dale Eisenmann
Dale R. Eisenmann, 72, longtime professor and former interim dean of the College of Dentistry, died April 23.
A graduate of the College of Dentistry, he joined the faculty in 1968. He was head of histology and associate dean for academic affairs before serving as interim from 1999 to 2000, when the current dean, Bruce Graham, was appointed.
“When he was interim dean he didn’t just tend the shop — he moved the college forward,” Graham said.
“Faculty were recruited, and tough decisions were made and executed.”
Eisenmann earned a DDS in 1965 and a Ph.D. in anatomy in 1968.
His research focused on the development of dental tissue, the internal structure of dentin and enamel protein processing.
He received two college teaching awards, the E. Lloyd Du Brul Faculty Achievement Award and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Loyalty Award.
After his retirement, he became a minister and elder of the Apostolic Christian Church of Chicago in Hillside.