Director, Graduate Dental Hygiene Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Division of Dental Hygiene
I have a passion for oral health, and have a wide range of experience from assisting, to clinical dental hygiene and expanded functions. I received my BA in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado in 2001. My undergraduate dental hygiene studies were completed at the University of Vermont in 2004 and in 2007 I received my Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of North Carolina. I received my Doctor of Health Science degree in 2015 from Nova Southeastern University. In addition to being an educator, I have also worked at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) as the Manager of Student Relations. I am a member of ADHA, as well as the American Dental Education Association, where I hold a leadership role in the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education SIG. My research interests include interprofessional education/collaboration, clinical research, and alternative workforce models. I also have an interest in writing, and mentoring. I continue to actively practice dental hygiene in the Graduate Periodontics clinic here at the School of Dentistry.