Jill Loewen serves as Project Coordinator for Tobacco and Quality Improvement Programs at the dental school. Her teaching responsibilities include teaching dental, dental hygiene students and residents how to help their dental patients stop using tobacco She has provided numerous local, state, and national continuing education courses on Tobacco Dependence Treatment. Her research interests include tobacco dependence education and treatment and she has been an active faculty member in the School of Dentistry’s Student Research Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Education and a Master of Science Degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University. She is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and is currently serving as Chair of the American Dental Education Association’s Section on Substance Abuse, Addictions and Tobacco Dependence Education. She joined the University in March, 2001.