I earned my Ph.D. in Nursing from Illinois State University. My academic training, work experience, military service, and research have helped me to achieve professional goals.
I teach the innovative clinical portion of Nursing Care of the Children, and Public Health Nursing called "America Promise" and Adult 1 clinical.
My research interests are in the area of children and adult oral health and oral microbiome, particularly in cavity prevention and nutrition management. Analysis of oral microbiome datasets and designing interventional studies.