Robert Kasberg is the associate dean for admissions and student affairs at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Kasberg joined TUSDM in 2012. During his time here, he has spearheaded the Adapting to Diversity in Dentistry seminar series, developed a summer reading program devoted to enhance cultural competency for faculty, staff, and students, revamped the ethics committee, initiated a student wellness program, and implemented recruitment strategies that have led to the admission of some of the most diverse classes in TUSDM history.
Before joining TUSDM, Dr. Kasberg served as visiting lecturer and academic adviser at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He then became assistant dean at Indiana University Graduate School where he focused on African-American and Latino graduate student recruitment and helped increase the number of African-American and Latino doctoral students in biomedical science programs. In 2002, he was named director of admissions for Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD), and in 2005, assistant dean for student affairs in addition to director of admissions.
In the fall of 2009, the IUSD Alumni Association selected Dr. Kasberg as Honorary Alumnus, and in the winter of 2010, the IUSD faculty elected him the Theta Theta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Dr. Kasberg began his career in the U.S. Navy and served as a Navy Corpsman with the Marine Corps. He then joined the U.S. Peace Corps and worked for six years in the Philippines with Tribal Filipinos on the island of Mindoro in the areas of community development, land tenure issues, health care training, and agro-forestry.
Dr. Kasberg has a B.A. in anthropology from in Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University based on upon his dissertation Gubatnun Ethnomedicine: Religion, illness and medicine among the western Hanunoo written after two years of ethnographic field research in the Philippines.
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Director of Admissions, Indiana University School of Dentistry-IUPUI
Assistant Dean, Indiana University Graduate School-IUPUI
Senior Research Associate, IU Center on Philanthropy-IUPUI
Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Education Center-IUPUI
Visiting Lecturer, Anthropology-IUPUI
Consultant (Voluntary), Kabilyan Watershed Project, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Honorary Researcher (Voluntary), Philippine National Museum, Manila, Philippines
Ethnographer, Doctoral-Field Research, Gubatnun Ethnomedicine: Religion, Illness, and Healing among the Western Hanunoo