I earned an Associate of Arts degree in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Florida. I was a faculty member and administrator at St. Petersburg College for more than 30 years, in roles that included Clinic Director, Program Director for the School of Dental Hygiene, and the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. I led the development of Florida’s first baccalaureate degree for dental hygiene, which is delivered online. I served as Senior Director for Allied Dental Education for the American Dental Education Association from 2012-2017. In addition to teaching part-time at U-M, I teach for St. Petersburg College and for the Academy of Academic Leadership. I have extensive experience in accreditation and test construction, having served on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and as commissioner to the JCNDHE. I currently serve as a reviewer for Journal of Dental Hygiene and on the CODA Dental Hygiene Review Committee . Throughout my career I have been active in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association.