Instructor of Management Studies
B.A., Malone University
M.P.H., Walden University
D.H.Ed.(c), Kirksville Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine/School of Health Management at A.T. Still University (MO) - candidate
2009 to Present - Primary Instructor of Professional Studies, Malone University (OH)
1999 to 2008 - Adjunct Instructor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Stark State College (OH)
1983 to Present - Registered Dental Hygienist
Recent Scholarly Work
Presentation: Canton City Police Department Presented on 1/14/14, 1/21/14, 1/2/14 - 1.5 hour training presentation: The Power of Expectations.
Presentation 6.22.2013: Co-presenter at the 2013 National ACBSP Conference - June 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Teaching Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility: Service Learning in an Adult Learning Degree Completion Program.
Presentation 4.17.2013: Continuing education presentation for the Stark County Dental Hygienists Association: April 17, 2013; work entitled: A Way with Words: Recognizing and Eliminating Oral Health Literacy Barriers - participants earned 2 CEU.
Presentation 10.13.2012: Co-presenter at the Great Lakes Council ACBSP Region 4 Conference - October 4-5, 2012 in Chicago, IL: work entitled: Teaching Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Through Service Learning Projects.
Presentation 9.8.2009 Oral Health: More than Just a Smile – Presented to the SPARK Parent Partners through the Bethlehem Project of Stark County: Presentation regarding oral health introduction and training.
Presentation 9.8.2009 Access to Dental Health Care in Stark County, Ohio – Presented to the Stark County Dental Hygienists’ Association: Presentation regarding access to care and recommendations for improvement.
- American Dental Hygienists' Association
- Ohio Dental Hygienists' Association
- Stark County Dental Hygienists' Association - component trustee to the State of Ohio
- American Association of Public Health Dentistry
- American Public Health Association
Principles of Management and Leadership (MMP), Group and Organizational Behavior (MMP), Survey of Community Health (MMP), Fundamental Principles of Health Services in US (MMP), Principles of Epidemiology (MMP), Legal and Financial Aspects of Health Care in US (MMP), Business Communications (MMP), Problem Solving in Management Part I and II (MMP), Personal Values and Business Ethics (MMP).
My research interests involve issues related to health care access and improving oral health literacy, specifically concerning the oral/systemic link. I hope to promote collaboration and improved interprofessional working relationships between dental and medical professionals concerning prevention education. My doctoral dissertation is focused on tailored provider-patient communication and its effect on adult patient oral health literacy. I have provided many continuing education presentations on a variety of oral health topics for oral health professionals and lay personnel.
Additionally, I am interested in service learning as an academic activity and the benefits that it provides to developing managerial skills, increased sensitivity to moral issues, improved critical thinking, and increased motivation (both academically and professionally). This is an important concept, especially as it relates to corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship.