Ms. Gibes teaches clinical dental hygiene and community health to dental hygiene students. Ms. Gibes coordinates student community-based service-learning experiences. She works extensively with UDM’s Institute for Leadership and Service to promote interdisciplinary community-based collaborations. As Degree Completion Coordinator, Ms. Gibes works with practicing dental hygienists who are completing their Baccalaureate Degree. Additional responsibilities include recruiting for the dental hygiene program and representing the dental hygiene division on the Quality Improvement Committee. She has received teaching awards and is interested in educational research. Ms. Gibes received her Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit, a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene and a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from University of Detroit Mercy. She joined the University in 1999.