James E. McIver, a professor emeritus and former chair of the orthodontics department at the VCU School of Dentistry, was born in Roanoke, Va., in 1923. He graduated from Georgetown University and received his master’s in orthodontics from the University of Iowa.
McIver taught at the University of Iowa for five years before joining the School of Dentistry. He taught for 30 years at MCV and VCU until his retirement in 1988. The MCV Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation created the fund in honor of McIver in 2001 and funds support foundation lectureships and continuing education programs.