Clinical Lecturer, Director, Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program, Division of Dental Hygiene
I graduated from Ferris State University’s Dental Hygiene Program in 1998 and enjoyed 16 years of clinical practice. In 2012 I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene through the University of Michigan’s (UM) E-Learning Degree Completion Program. While at UM I developed a special interest in service-learning and community-based oral health initiatives. This led me to pursue a Master’s in Public Health Degree with a certificate in Health Education and Promotion which I completed in 2015 through Benedictine University’s online graduate program. My professional interests include campus-community partnerships, especially programming that benefits older adults, on-line learning technologies, and program evaluation. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi U-M Chapter.