Heidi Lynn Emmerling Munoz, RDH, PhDEDUCATION: Ph.D. English Composition & Rhetoric, University of Nevada, Reno, 2004 M.A. English Writing Emphasis, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997 B.S. Health Arts, University of St. Francis, 1995 A.S. Dental Hygiene, Sacramento City College, 1986ACADEMIC HONORS University Fellowship 2000-2001 Meritorious Service Award 1995 Outstanding Student Award 1995 Outstanding Student of the Year 1986 Graduated With Great Distinction 1986DISSERTATIONPens and Probes: The Role Writing Plays in the Careers of Successful DentalHygienistsDirector: Dr. Stephen TchudiMy dissertation project, a qualitative case study, explores the role writing plays in thecareers of successful dental hygienists. Beginning with a review of the literature ofworkplace literacy and writing in the medical professions, my study then develops adescription of the realities of writing in the lives of the dental hygienist participants withgeneral themes of the range of audience, discourse, and process; education andclassroom practice; and awareness of writing‟s role in careers of dental hygienists.Following the presentation of the data, I review more research of writing across thecurriculum literature, writing in the genres, and writing in other disciplines as well assome specific teaching methodologies. My study concludes with my final observationson dental hygiene and writing; that composition and rhetoric scholars are in an idealposition to empower the writing, therefore success, of future dental hygienists and thatdental hygiene educators have many opportunities to incorporate writing into dentalhygiene curricula. In the recommendations, I present a new model course and anargument that composition and rhetoric offers a way to revise dental hygiene curriculasince composition and rhetoric specialists have an attitude toward learning ascomposing that can help create more independent and successful dental hygienists.PUBLICATIONSProfessional and Academic:Munoz, Heidi Emmerling. "Employment: Professional Goal Setting for 2012." RDH Magazine. November 2011.
Emmerling, Heidi and Ellen Standley. "The mid-level. Alternative workforce models continue to develop in dentistry." RDH Magazine. June 2011: 28-97.Emmerling, Heidi and Shirley Gutkowski. "The Professional Portfolio" From The Purple Guide, Paper Persona. Journal of the California Dental Hygienists Association. Winter 20011: 27-28.Standley, Ellen and Heidi Emmerling. "Dental Radiography: Technology, Infection Control, and Exposure Guidelines." RDH Magazine, January 2011: 27-69.Emmerling, Heidi and Ellen Standley. "The Long and Winding Road: California and Self-Regulation." RDH Magazine. November 2010: 27-97.Almeida, Alicia, Heidi Emmerling, Lauren McGreanor, and Ashley Mitchell . "Hypersensitivity: Whats Eating Your Enamel?" RDH Magazine. September 2010: 72+.Emmerling, Heidi and Standley, Ellen. "Probing Into Probes: Measuring Your Options." Journal of the California Dental Hygienists Association. Summer 2010: 15-19.Emmerling, Heidi. "Respect Every Bite: Food Intolerance and Allergies." Access. May-June 2010: 35-38.Emmerling, Heidi. "The ADHP Initiative: A National Overview." RDH Magazine Aug. 2009: 18+.Emmerling, Heidi. "Incorporating Writing into Dental Hygiene Curricula." Journal of the California Dental Hygienists Association Journal, Fall 2008: 27-28.Boardman, Kathy, Jane Detweiler, Heidi Emmerling, Heidi Estrem, Brad Lucas, and Katherine Schmidt. "Adding the Field to the Work: A Dramatic Re- enactment of a Qualitative Research Seminar.” Composition Studies 30.2 (2002): 78-107.Emmerling, Heidi. "Victims of Sexual Harassment Need to Examine Their Options." RDH Magazine Apr. 1998: 6+Emmerling, Heidi. “What Defines Quality Continuing Education for Hygienists?” RDH Magazine Mar. 1998: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “The Beauty-Queen Charade and the Lesson of Misplaced Values.” RDH Magazine Feb. 1998: 6+.
Emmerling, Heidi. “The ADA Continues to Define Dental Hygiene; Do Their Actions Match Your Definitions?” RDH Magazine Jan. 1998: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “The Muffling of SHOUT.” RDH Magazine Jan. 1998: 16+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Tired of Waiting for Fish to Grow Feet? Here are Some Survival Tips for the „Radical.‟” RDH Magazine Dec. 1997: 10+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Honor the Person Who Serves as an Inspiration; They Taught you that Dreams can be Fulfilled.” RDH Magazine Nov. 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Job Hunting Rules.” Certified Press Nov. 1997: 1-2.Emmerling, Heidi. “The History Happening up in Washington State is Something Worth Shouting About.” RDH Magazine Oct. 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Is the Hygiene Press Saying All of Us are Cute, Have 2.2 Kids, and Want to Work Part-Time?” RDH Magazine Sept. 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Liberating Your Skills.” RDH Magazine Sept. 1997: 24-30.Emmerling, Heidi. “We Just Told Congress that We‟re Ready to Serve, So Why Are We Talking about Dogs and Cats?” RDH Magazine Aug. 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Where the Bachelors Are.” RDH Magazine Aug. 1997: 16+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Dad, it‟s a Leech, er, Practice Consultant, Grab Your Fishing Rod and Run Real Fast!” RDH Magazine July 1997: 8+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Laughter is Still the Best Medicine as We Reflect on Some Odd Moments.” RDH Magazine June 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi and Barry Matherly. “A Chat about Chatting.” RDH Magazine June 1997: 32+.Emmerling, Heidi. “When You Have a Heaping Plate of Research, Inspect it Carefully Before Swallowing.” RDH Magazine May 1997: 6+.Emmerling. Heidi. "True Meanings." RDH Magazine May 1997: 14+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Warm Fuzzies, Cotton Candy are Pleasant, but Let‟s Get Uppity About Our Cushy Jobs.” RDH Magazine Apr. 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Boss, Please Tear Up My Paycheck! I‟m Feeling Like a Saint, and I Don‟t Want My Salary.” RDH Magazine Mar 1997: 10+.
Emmerling, Heidi. “Valentines and Roses are Tender Gestures but Some „Acts of Love‟ are Not so Tender.” RDH Magazine Feb. 1997: 6+.Emmerling, Heidi. “ADA‟s „Resolutions‟ for New Century Should Prompt Hygiene to Rethink Goals.” RDH Magazine Jan. 1997: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Building on Experience, Expanding Your Options.” Access Nov. 1996: 26-27.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. "A Tip AboutRetipping." RDH Magazine Oct. 1996: 36- 41.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. "The Softer, Gentler Side Leads to Traditions Where Gender Differences are Misunderstood." RDH Magazine Oct. 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Female Pronoun Suspiciously Absent from Statutes Governing Dental Hygiene.”RDH Magazine Sept. 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “To Make Your Colleagues a Little More Tasty, Add a Dash of Salt and a Clove of Garlic.” RDH Magazine Aug. 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Unintimidated by Threatening Waves, this Sailboat Charts a Different Course.” RDH Magazine July 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Are They Just Skin Deep?” RDH Magazine July 1996: 38-44.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “The „Girls‟ are Still Willing Team Players, but Role Models are Expanding the Boundaries.” RDH Magazine June 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Though the Pain of Serving as President is Real, Incisive Leadership Cuts to the Bone of Issues.” RDH Magazine May 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. "A Job to Die For." RDH Magazine May 1996: 22+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “How I Spent My Simple Youth Training to Become a Chimpanzee That Scrubs Teeth.” RDH Magazine Apr. 1996: 6-8.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “What Exactly Does the „White Tradition‟ Symbolize for the Hygiene Profession?” RDH Magazine Mar. 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “From License Plates to Checkbooks, I Tell Everyone „I Scale.‟” RDH Magazine Feb. 1996: 6+.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Speak Out for the Children.” RDH Magazine Feb. 1996: 26-32.
Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Is the Enemy Among Us? Complacency Threatens our Future.” RDH Magazine Jan. 1996: 6-8.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Let Your Voice be Heard.” RDH Magazine Sept. 1995: 36-41.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Mom, Career or Both: It‟s a Matter of Personal Choice.” RDH Magazine June 1995: 6-7.Recognition, Professional Journal"Profile: Heidi Emmerling." Access. July 2009: 31.Machado, Kristin. "Dental Hygienist Earns Doctoral Degree." Dimensions in Dental Hygiene Oct. 2004: 38.Consumer:Emmerling, Heidi. "Dos and Donts for Making Your Home Romance-Ready." Reno Gazette-Journal, 2 Feb. 2006, Inside + Out: 3.Emmerling, Heidi. “Organizing Your Tax Documents: Save the Shoe Boxes for Shoes." Reno Gazette-Journal, 5 Jan. 2006, Inside + Out: 2.Emmerling, Heidi. "Dont Let Your Medicine Cabinet Make Your Sick.” Reno Gazette-Journal, 1 Dec. 2005, Inside + Out: 3.Emmerling, Heidi. “A Well Appointed Dresser.” Reno Gazette-Journal, 3 Nov. 2005, Inside + Out: 5.Emmerling, Heidi. “Detoxify Your Environment.” Reno Gazette-Journal, 6 Oct. 2005, Inside + Out: 5.Emmerling, Heidi. “Unpack With Relative Ease.” Reno Gazette-Journal, 9 Sept. 2005, Inside + Out: 5.Emmerling, Heidi. “Match Child‟s Temperament, Physique to Appropriate Sport.” Reno Gazette-Journal, 5 Aug. 2005, Valley View: 10.Emmerling, Heidi. “Moving Doesn‟t Have To Be Overwhelming.” Reno Gazette- Journal, 4 Aug. 2005, Inside + Out: 5.Emmerling, Heidi. “Maximize Your Space.” Reno Gazette-Journal 7 July 2005, Inside + Out: 7.
Emmerling, Heidi. “Bathroom FengShui.” Reno Gazette-Journal 5 May 2005, Inside + Out: 4.Emmerling, Heidi. “Outerwear Everywhere No More.” Reno Gazette-Journal 3 Mar. 2005, Inside + Out: 7.Emmerling, Heidi. “Make Your Home a Romantic Haven All Year Long.” Reno Gazette-Journal 10 Feb. 2005, Inside + Out: 3.Emmerling, Heidi. “10 Resolutions for Organizing Your Home in 2005.” Reno Gazette-Journal 6 Jan. 2005, Inside + Out: 2.Emmerling, Heidi. “What Goes Up Must Come Down.” Reno Gazette-Journal 9 Dec. 2004, Inside + Out: 5.Emmerling, Heidi. “Important Facts about Dental Hygienists.” Workplace Solutions [Reno] Oct. 2004: 2.Emmerling, Heidi. “Gender Neutral Language.” Workplace Solutions [Reno] Sept 2004: 2-4.Emmerling, Heidi. “Not My Mother‟s Kitchen.” Reno Gazette-Journal 2 Sept. 2004, Inside + Out: 16.Emmerling, Heidi. “Shoptalk.” Workplace Solutions [Reno] Aug. 2004: 2-4.Emmerling, Heidi. “Recognizing Domestic Violence and Supportive Strategies.” Workplace Solutions [Reno] August 2004: 6.Emmerling, Heidi. “Use of Non-Toxic Cleansers Prevents You from Being „Sick‟ of Housework.” Reno Gazette-Journal 5 Aug. 2004, Inside + Out: 16.Emmerling, Heidi. “A Workplace of One‟s Own.” Workplace Solutions [Reno] July 2004: 5-6.Emmerling, Heidi. “Check Out FLYLady for Organizing Tips.” Reno Gazette- Journal 1 July 2004, Inside + Out: 16+.Emmerling, Heidi. “Even Tiny Balconies Can Make Lovely Outdoor Living Spaces.” Reno Gazette-Journal 3 June 2004, Inside + Out: 16.Emmerling, Heidi. “10 Ways to Enjoy a Sober Wet Bar.” Reno Gazette-Journal 6 May 2004, Inside + Out: 16.Emmerling, Heidi. “What Stories Do Your Closets Tell?” Reno Gazette-Journal 1 Apr. 2004, Inside + Out: 18.
Emmerling, Heidi. “A Workplace of One‟s Own.” Reno Gazette-Journal 4 Mar. 2004, Inside + Out: 18.Emmerling, Heidi. “Gender Neutralizing Nevada‟s Revised Statutes.” Nevada Woman May-June 1997: 70-75.Jones, Heidi Emmerling. “Body Decoration.” Penthouse. Purchased as a backup article in Sept. 1996.BooksEmmerling, Heidi and Shirley Gutkowski. The Purple Guide: Paper Persona Sun Prairie: Exploring Transitions. 2010Emmerling, Heidi and Shirley Gutkowski. The Purple Guide: Paper Persona Workbook. Sun Prairie: Exploring Transitions. 2010Book ReviewsIssues in Writing: Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook, Spring/Summer 2006Journal of Dental Hygiene Stedmans Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions, Oct 2007 Medical Law and Ethics, Jan 2003 Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy, June 2002 Eating Disorders Sourcebook, Jan 2002In Progress Munoz, HeidiEmmerling and Shirley Gutkowski. The Purple Guide: Paper Persona Workbook for Students and Educators. Sun Prairie: Exploring Transitions.Professional and Academic ArticlesMunoz, Heidi Emmerling. Ethics and Professional Relationships.RDH Magazine. April 2012Munoz, Heidi Emmerling. Professional Image.RDH Magazine. June 2012Munoz, Heidi Emmerling. Career Options.RDH Magazine. September 2012
Munoz, Heidi Emmerling. Psychological Well Being.RDH Magazine. October 2012Munoz HeidiEmmerling. "Minnesotas Model of the ADHP." RDH MagazineMunoz, HeidiEmmerling. "Literature and Composition for Health Science Majors: A Review of the Literature."Munoz, HeidiEmmerling. “Write Now: Composition Instructors Addressing the Writing Needs of Health Care Majors.” Composition StudiesMunoz, HeidiEmmerling. “Just Right or Just Write: Perceptions of Time Utilization in a First Year Composition Course.” Composition StudiesMunoz, HeidiEmmerling. “Narrative Theory in Qualitative Case Study Research: A Selected Annotated Bibliography.”CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Paper Persona: Stand Out. with Shirley Gutkowski. California Dental Hygienists Association, 2011 Anaheim. Professional Development For Dental Hygiene Students. with Kirstin Jarvi. Student Member California Dental Hygienists Association, 2011 Concord. Teaching Pharmacology. Discussion Facilitator.California Dental Hygiene Educators Association. 2010 San Jose. Teaching Ethics. Discussion Facilitator.California Dental Hygiene Educators Association. 2010 San Jose. Current Trends in the Advancement of California Dental Hygienists. Discussion Facilitator. California Dental Hygiene Educators Association 2009 Long Beach. Incorporating Writing into Dental Hygiene Curricula. California Dental Hygiene Educators Association 2008 Sacramento. Finding the Time for Qualitative Research Projects: An Impossible Task?Co- presenter with Kathy Boardman, Jane Detweiler, Heidi Estrem, Brad Lucas, and Katherine Schmidt. Conference on College Composition and Communication 2000,Minneapolis. Discussing Difficult(ies) Writing. Co-presenter with Amy Clark, Jane Detweiler, Nick Plunkey, and Katherine Schmidt. National Council for Teachers of English 1999 Denver.
Teaching (and Learning from) New Technical Communication Teachers. Co- presenter with Jane Detweiler and Mary Webb. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 1999 Santa Fe. Dental Hygiene: A View From the Edge. Oregon Dental Hygienists‟ Association 1998 Portland. Assembling Your Professional Portfolio. Oregon Dental Hygienists‟ Association 1998 Portland.ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AND SERVICEAdministrative Philosophy: Power "with" versus power "over"NationalSite Consultant, American Dental Association Commission on DentalAccreditation, 2010-Review self study documents, visit and report on dental hygiene programs nationwidethat are undergoing accreditation.National Board Dental Hygiene II Test Construction Committee, JointCommission on National Dental Examinations, 2009-2010Served as alternate test constructor for the National Dental Hygiene BoardExamination.DistrictStudent and Academic Services Committee, Los Rios Community CollegeDistrict, 2011-Interest Based Alliance Facilitator, Los Rios Community College District, 2009-Trained as a facilitator for conflict resolution and negotiation within the college districtRecord Keeping Workgroup Member, Los Rios Community College District,2010-Investigate and disseminate information on requirement for record keeping within thedental clinicCampusOn-Course Ambassador, Sacramento City College, 2011-Serve as a campus resource for the on-course philosophy of student centered, activelearning strategies developed by Skip Dowling.Writing Center Advisory Committee, Sacramento City College, 2009-
Representing the Division of Science and Allied Health, provide input as to the writingrequirements and needs of students majoring in fields of science or health care.Equity Representative, Sacramento City College, 2009-Serve as equity representative on hiring committeesAccreditation Standards Committee, Standard 4, Leadership and Governancemember, Sacramento City College, 2008-2009Conduct research, including surveys and interviews, to compile and compose a selfstudy for accreditation reviewDepartmentInterim Director, Dental Hygiene Department, Sacramento City College, Fall2010-Spring 2011Course scheduling, program review, unit planning, curriculum management, qualityassurance, faculty evaluation, department meetings, clinic coordination, applicationevaluation and review, accreditation preparation site visit and self study composition,facilitation of communication from department to division dean, budget review,Student Advisor, Table Clinics, California Dental Hygienists Association, May2010Accompanied Sacramento City College students to Anaheim for presentation of theirtable clinicsStudent Advisor, Student House of Representatives,House of Delegates,California Dental Hygienists Association, 2010-Accompany and mentor Sacramento City College students through the parliamentaryprocess and discuss issues facing students and student RDHs.Interview Team Member and Equity Representative, Attending Dentist,Sacramento City College, December 2009One of three members to interview the candidates for supervising dentist ofSacramento City College Dental Health ClinicCoordinator and Lead Instructor, Periodontics II, Sacramento City College,2009-As the one full time faculty for the course, coordinate scheduling for faculty andperiodontists, schedule lectures, lab activities, set up and clean up of clinic facility,evaluation of student projects and exams, and submission of final gradesCoordinator, Attending Dentists, Dental Health Clinic, Sacramento CityCollege, 2009-2011Facilitated consistency of information to all attending dentists, serve as the facultyresource, coordinate scheduling, compose manual
Advisor, Project Smile , University of California Santa Barbara, Winter 2006-2007Served as an advisor for newly chartered philanthropic organization that provides freeor low cost dental and orthodontic work, as well as academic mentoring, to deservingelementary school children. It also allows dental office internship opportunities fororganization members.Writing 109HP Curriculum Subcommittee University of California SantaBarbara,2005-2007Evaluated requirements, texts and philosophies for Writing for Health Professionalscourse; discussed possibilities for group projects and service learning; revieweddepartmental description of course.Writing 109ST Curriculum Subcommittee University of California Santa Barbara2006-2007Evaluated requirements, texts and philosophies for Writing for Science andTechnology courses; discussed possibilities for group projects and service learning;reviewed departmental description of course.New Faculty Orientation Committee, University of California Santa Barbara2006-2007Acclimated new faculty to the nuances of the Writing Program and UCSB campus.Writing 50 Curriculum Subcommittee, University of California Santa Barbara,2006-2007Discussed philosophy of course, different themes, writing and reading requirements,and possibility of online course.Reader, Analytic Writing Placement Exam (AWPE), Winter 2007Read and calibrated scores for essays written by entering students for placement ineither developmental or first year writing courses.Writing 2 Curriculum Subcommittee, University of California Santa Barbara,2005-2006Evaluated existing texts and course philosophy for Academic Writing course, adoptednew text; explored national web-based publication opportunities.Reader, English 1 Skills Assessment, Truckee Meadows Community College,2005Read and calibrated scores for final exams of Basic Writing students.Portfolio Reader, Credit by Exam, University of Nevada, Reno, 1999Assessed portfolios of beginning writers for placement in appropriate core compositioncourses.
Graduate Student Representative, English Department Writing ProgramCommittee, 1998Participated in departmental review of existing writing courses, instructors, and classsizes.Advisory Council Truckee Meadows Community College Dental HygieneProgram, 1997-1999Participated in program design and implementation, selection of site, search fordirector and faculty, integration with existing health science programs, public relationsand donations, student criteria and selection of candidates, faculty development,accreditation site visit.Advisory Council University of St, Francis, College of Health Arts, 1995-1997Explored innovative instructional methods designed for working adults in the healthcare field, researched viability of online courses, suggested various public relationsideas, reviewed student evaluations of instructors and coursesTEACHING EXPERIENCEProfessor of Dental Hygiene, Sacramento City College 2011-Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, Sacramento City College 2007-2011 Pharmacology (DHYG 139) Oral Pathology (DHYG 138) Radiology (DHYG 117; didactic and lab) Periodontics I (DHYG 112) Periodontics II Coordinator (DHYG 132) Senior Seminar (DHYG 145)(Nitrous oxide, caries detection, table clinics, guest speakers) Oral Histology (DHYG 103) Patient Education and Nutrition (DHYG 104) Advanced Instrumentation Seminar (DHYG 135) Fall and Spring Senior Clinic Labs (DHYG 131, DHYG 141) Junior Clinic Lab (DHYG 111) Summer Clinic Lab (121) Pre-Clinic Lab (DHYG 101) English secondary service areaLecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005-2007 Writing for Health Professionals (109HP) Writing for Science and Technology (109ST)
Magazine Writing (105MW) Writing and the Research Process (50)Developed new theme: Healthcare: Performers, Politicians, Practitioners Academic Writing (2) Introduction to University Writing (1)Instructor of English, University of Nevada, Reno 1997-2005 Special Topics (English 400)Developed new theme: Reading and Writing about Women Writers Expository Writing (English 321) Language and Literary Expressions (English 282) Introduction to Literature (English 297) Technical communication (Engineering 301)Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno 2000-2001 Intermediate composition (English 102) Beginning composition (English 101) Developmental writing (English 1 ;now called 098).Instructor of English, Truckee Meadows Community College, 1998-2005 Reading and Interpreting (English 297)Helped Develop as a new course Beginning composition (English 101); Developmental composition (English 090)Instructor of Dental Hygiene, Truckee Meadows Community College, 2000-2001 Periodontics III (DH 217) Periodontics II (DH 207) Principles of Management (DH 216) Concepts of Prevention (DH 108)
Teaching InterestsComposition at all levels, including developmental, first-year, and advanced courses;Language and Gender; Literary Non-Fiction; Language and Science; MedicalRhetoric/Writing; Professional Editing and Publishing; Technical Communication;Graduate Seminars in Modern Rhetoric; Women in Rhetoric; Craft of Writing; Writing inthe Academy.Dental Hygiene courses including Ethics, Communication, Professional Development,Patient Education, Periodontics, Oral Pathology, Pharmacology, Community DentalHealth, Radiology, Head and Neck AnatomyRESEARCH EXPERIENCEAlcohol and Other Drug Awareness Curriculum Infusion Research, Universityof California Santa Barbara, Winter 2007Jointly sponsored by Student Health and Instructional Development, taught 2 sectionsof Writing for Science and Technology (109ST), one with alcohol infusion informationand one without to determine whether alcohol infusion effectively increases studentawareness.Bedford St. Martins, Andrea Lunsford and Karen Lunsford, 2006.Coder. Read and tallied 26 student essays for common mechanical errors in writingand use of technology;Developmental Writing Research Group, University of Nevada, Reno, 1998Participated in a faculty development group that studied developmental writing bypracticing reflective evaluations, describing student texts, and developing tactics forresponding to and evaluation of student writing.Elections Division, Nevada Secretary of State’s Office, 1996Explored implementation of gender-neutral language in Nevada Revised Statutes.Research InterestsWorkplace literacy; Writing in the medical and health science professions; Professionaldiscourse; Language and gender; Genre studies; Faculty development; Feministpractice of research; Ethnography; Interdisciplinary research (WAC).OTHER EXPERIENCEWriting and PublishingInternship
Nevada Secretary of State, Elections Division: Compiled the list of All AttorneyGeneral Letters and Opinions on Election Law; designed and authored the state‟s firstinformational voters pamphletProfessional Editing and Reader Advisory ServiceFriends of Hu-Friedy Career Development Center Creator, Contributor, and ThoughtLeader (International Innovator), 2008- Formulating Your Career Objective Gathering Information for the Job Formatting Your Resume Resume Dos and Donts The Curriculum Vitae (CV) The Cover Letter 10 Steps to Writing Your Own Cover Letter Additional Resources for Your Resume/CV and Cover Letter The Interview Preparing for the Interview Questions Part I Preparing for the Interview Questions Part II Preparing for the Interview Questions Part III Questions You Should Ask During the Interview Interview Dos and Donts The Thank You Letter Negotiating BenefitsJournal of the California Dental Hygienists Association, Advisory Board, 2009-PennWell Dental Continuing Education, Manuscript Reviewer, 2009-Journal of Dental Hygiene (national refereed research journal of the American DentalHygienists Association), Book Review Editorial Board, 2005-Journal of Dental Hygiene , Book Review Author: Stedmans Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions, Oct 2007 Medical Law and Ethics, Jan 2003 Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy, June 2002 Eating Disorders Sourcebook, Jan 2002Access (news magazine of the American Dental Hygienists‟ Association), ReaderAdvisory Board, 1998RDH Magazine (largest national magazine for Registered Dental Hygienists),
Consulting Editor, Columnist, Feature Writer, 1996-1998; contributor 2008-The Radical Hygienist (online magazine), Co-Publisher and Co-Editor with BarryMatherly, RDH, 1996-2001PennWell Books Dental Division, Manuscript Reviewer, 1996-1998Nutrition and Oral Health, Pearson, manuscript reviewer, 2011Arguing Across the Disciplines, Pearson Longman, manuscript reviewer, 2006Composing Inquiry, Prentice Hall, manuscript reviewer, 2005Workplace Solutions (Newsletter for Psychological Services of Mountain EmployeeAssistance Program), Editor, 2004-presentCollegiate Press, Editorial Advisory Board, 2001Nevada Rhetoric Review, Editor, 2000Writing Coach/Technical Writer, 2003-presentWriting Cures(Owner), Sacramento, CA, 2003-present.Invited Workshops and Guest LecturesPaper Persona: Stand Out with Shirley Gutkowski California Dental Hygienists Association, Anaheim 2011Professional Development and Resume Writing Northern Regional Student American Dental Hygienists‟ Association Conference, San Francisco, 2011Composition and Health Science Students, Georgia Institute of Technology, 3/2007 Northern Michigan University, 3/2007 Adams State College, 3/2007Gender Neutral Language, Western Illinois University, 3/2005
Angelo State University, 3/2005 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 3/2005Combining Writing and Dental Hygiene, Truckee Meadows Community College, 3/03, 4/04Peer Workshops, University of Nevada Reno, 8/00Perceptions of Class Time Utilization, University of Nevada Reno, 8/99The Rewards & Nightmares of Professional Writing, University of Nevada Reno, 9/97, 9/98How to Write a Book Proposal, University of Nevada Reno, 5/97Publishing Opportunities in Dental Hygiene, Sacramento City College, 5/97Contributing to Your Profession, Sacramento City College, 5/96Writing Workshop For Health Care Professionals, College of St. Francis, 9/97I have my Bachelor‟s—Now What?,
University of St. Francis, 5/96, 11/97, 11/98Professional ExperienceRegistered Dental Hygienist, 1986-Present Hu-Friedy Thought Leader and Consultant Honored as Northern Nevada‟s Outstanding Hygienist of the Year, 1991 Current licensure in California; experience in public health, periodontal, and general office settings Certified Dental Assistant 8 years experience Registered Dental Assistant 8 years experience Emergency Medical Technician 2 years certified CPR Instructor, American Heart Association, 6 years experienceProfessional Service and MembershipDissertation Participant Perceptions of Professionalism by Political and EducationalLeaders in Dental Hygiene, Deb Wilson, RDH, Ed.D. Pennsylvania State University,1998American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Public Relations Council, 1998-1999, 2010-1011 Alternate Delegate, 2008-2010 Delegate Candidate, 2009 Delegate, 1997-1999 Reference Committee B Member, 1998California Dental Hygienists Association, Journal Editorial Board, 2009-2011 Delegate, 2008-2011 Chair, Reference Committee C, 2010 Chair Reference Committee C, 2011 Community Outreach Task Force, 2008-2009
Sacramento Valley Dental Hygienists Association Co-Vice President 2009-2010 Member-at-Large 2008-2009Nevada Dental Hygienists Association, Immediate Past President, 1993-1994 President, 1992-1993 President-Elect, 1991-1992 Delegate, 1990-1998Northern Nevada Dental Hygienists Association Immediate Past President, 1991-1992 President, 1990-1991 President-Elect, 1989-1990American Academy of Dental Hygiene Editor, AADH Times 2009-2010 Member, 2008-Present Fellow CandidateAmerican Dental Education Association Member 2009-Western Society of Periodontology Member 2009-2011