Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is presently pursuing her PhD in Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education at North Carolina State University.  Elizabeth has experience working as a clinician in private practice and research settings. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is the second year undergraduate dental hygiene clinic director, directs the Clinical Teaching and Clinical Administration graduate courses, and serves on undergraduate and graduate thesis committees. At the Adams School of Dentistry, she is the committee chair of the Dental Hygiene Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Curriculum Innovation Steering Committee. Elizabeth is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Education Association, and Sigma Phi Alpha – Xi Chapter. She is the current treasurer of NCDHA and serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Dental Hygiene.