I received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Michigan (U-M) in 1980 and my Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University in 1991. After practicing clinical dental hygiene full-time in the periodontal specialty practice setting for over 10 years, I pursued my academic career, which I began at U-M as an adjunct instructor. Over the last 40 years since graduation, I have had the opportunity to hold various roles including dental hygiene faculty member, program director, associate dean and dean of dental programs in both the private and community college environments. During these positions, I have served as both the first and second year clinic coordinator, teaching the associated course work for the clinic lectures/seminar courses. Additionally, I have taught numerous lecture courses including Medical Emergencies, Periodontology, Special Patients, Special Topics, Advanced Instrumentation, Board Review, and Pain Control, to name a few. My interests include care of the advanced periodontal patient, both theory and application, presenting continuing education courses to other dental professionals on this subject content. Strong academic interests include curriculum design with associated student assessments and outcomes. I have served as the chair of the U-M Board of Governors and member of the U-M Campaign Committee. I have been active in several local chapters of the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society, serving as President for 18 years. I have held the role of student liasion for the Michigan Dental Hygiene Association Student/Program. Additionally, I was selected for two terms as the President of the Michigan Dental Hygiene Educators' Association, Currently, I hold two national appointments serving as a Consultant to the Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation, as well as a member of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, Test Construction Committee. I completed my higher education full time administrative role 2016, and am looking forward to continuing my strong passion of teaching future dental professionals, as a clinical lecturer within the Division of Dental Hygiene.