Department of Biomedical Sciences
Member of the Texas A&M Graduate Faculty 

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 214-828-8377
Fax: 214-874-4538

Education and Post-Graduate Training

Ph.D., Physical Anthropology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1985)

B.A., M.A., Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1978)

Career History

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (2014 - present)

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (2006-2014)

Executive Director of Information Resources/Information Technology Services, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (1996-2006)

Director of Academic Computing, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (1995-2006)

Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (1994-2006)

Director of Research, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (1988-1996)

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology, College of Dentistry (1988-1994)

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Detroit (1985-1988)

Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Michigan (1984-1986)

Research Assistant, The University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development (1978-1985) 

Teaching Interests

Teaching responsibilities include:

Human Gross Anatomy; Applied Biostatistics (Course Director); Educational Research Research; Biomedical Sciences I

Research Interests

Craniofacial biology; use of digital imaging and biostatistics to illuminate growth and development of the facial skeleton, particularly in cleft patients.  Interests in educational research are focused on program evaluation, use of technology in the curriculum and academic integrity.


  • CUSPID: Baylor's Oral Health Research Education Grant. NIH/NIDCR 1 R25 DE018883. 2008-2012; Program Faculty.
  • Bridge to Dentistry: Awareness to Graduation. HCOP grant. HRSA D18HP13624. 9-1-09 to 8-31-12; Program Faculty.
  • Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Board Grants to HSC. 3-1-00 to 4-15-01 and 3-1-01 to 4-15-02; Project leader for College of Dentistry campus.
  • South Texas Telehealth Partnership: A Clinical Telemedicine Demonstration ProjectTexas Telecommunications Infrastructure Board Grant 5-1-99 to 4-30-01 Program Faculty and Co-Author of Proposal.
  • Digora Digital Imaging System Evaluation, Soredex Corp. 9-26-98 to 3-25-00; Primary Investigator
  • BaylorLink: An NLM Information Systems Grant, NIH/NLM 1 G08 LM05771-01A1. 9-1-96 to 8-31-98; Consultant
  • National Research Service Award: Craniofacial Biology Training Program, NIH/NIDCR Grant No. T32 DE07526-01A2. 2008-2012; Program Faculty.

Selected Publications

  1. Pettit SL, McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, Farren EA, Campbell PR.  Dimensions of oral care management in Texas hospitals.  J Dent Hyg 86:91-103, 2012.

  2. Jones DL, Hinton RJ, Dechow PC, Abdellatif H, McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, D'Souza R.  The evidence-based dentistry initiative at College of Dentistry.  Tex Dent J 128:177-180, 2011.

  3. McNiel AD, Muzzin KB, DeWald JP, McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, Scofield J, Campbell PR.  The nonmedical use of prescription stimulants among dental and dental hygiene students.  J Dent Educ 75:365-376, 2011.

  4. Hinton RJ, Dechow PC, Abdellatif H, Jones DL, McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, D'Souza R.  Creating an evidence-based dentistry culture at College of Dentistry: The winds of change.  J Dent Educ 75:279-290, 2011.

  5. Callis AN, McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, Babler WJ, Lacy ES, Hale DS.  Application of basic science to clinical problems: Traditional vs. hybrid problem-based learning.  J Dent Educ 74:1113-24, 2010.

  6. Washington J, Schneiderman E, Spears R, Fernandez C, He J, Opperman L.  Biocompatibility and osteogenic potential of new generation endodontic materials using primary osteoblasts.  J Endod 37:1166-70, 2011.

  7. Rios A, He J, Glickman G, Spears R, Schneiderman E, Honeyman A.  Evaluation of photodynamic therapy using a light-emitting diode lamp against enterococcus faecalis in extracted human teeth.  J Endod 37:856-859, 2011.

  8. Cotter J, McCann A, Schneiderman E, DeWald J, Campbell P.  Factors affecting the performance of oral cancer screenings by Texas dental hygienists.  Amer J Dent Hygiene 85:326-334, 2011.

  9. Kramer PR, Kerins CA, Schneiderman E, Bellinger LL.  Measuring persistent temporomandibular joint nociception in rats and two mice strains.  Physiology & Behavior 99:669-678, 2010.

  10. McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, Hinton RJ.  E-teaching and learning preferences of dental and dental hygiene students.  Journal of Dental Education, 74:65-78, 2010.

  11. Schneiderman ED, Xu H, Salyer KE.  Characterization of the maxillary complex in unilateral cleft lip and palate using cone-beam computed tomography: A preliminary study.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 20 Suppl 2:1699-710, 2009.

  12. Muhney KA, Gutmann ME, Schneiderman E, DeWald JP, McCann I, Campbell PR.  The prevalence of academic dishonesty in Texas dental hygiene programs.  Journal of Dental Education, 72:1247-60, 2008.

  13. Gravely T, McCann AL, Brooks E, Harman W, Schneiderman ED.  Enrichment and recruitment programs at dental schools: Characteristics and impact on enrollment of underrepresented minority students.  Journal of Dental Education, 68(5):542-552. May 2004.

  14. Schneiderman ED.  To prepare for 21st century dentistry, don’t forget the Internet.  ASDA News.  American Student Dental Association, 34(5):1-4. May 2004.

  15. Schneiderman ED.  Digital imaging in the predoctoral emergency oral surgery clinic. Best Practices in Dental Education in 2003, Information Technology.  American Dental Education Association, 2004.
  16. Ellis E 3rd, Schneiderman ED, Carlson DS. Growth of the mandible after replacement of the mandibular condyle: an experimental investigation in Macaca mulatta. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 60(12):1461-70; discussion 1470-1, 2002 Dec.
  17. McCann AL, Schneiderman ED. Using research for clinical decision-making: evaluating a research report. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, (3)2:074,2002.  
  18. McCann AL,  Schneiderman ED. Using research for clinical decision-making: the elements of a research report. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, (3)1:074,2002.  
  19. McCann AL, Campbell PR, Schneiderman ED. A performance examination for assessing dental hygiene competencies. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 75(4): 291-304,  2001.
  20. Harper RP, Schneiderman E.  Condylar movement and centric relation in patients with internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.  Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 75:67-71, 1996.
  21. Hu Y-S, Schneiderman ED, Harper RP.  The temporomandibular joint in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis:  II. Relationship between computed tomographic and clinical findings.  Pediatric Dentistry, 18(4): 312-319, 1996.