Ms. Manning-Lee taught dental hygiene students for 16 years and transitioned 4 years ago to teaching periodontics to pre-clinical and clinical dental students. She continues to work in a private prosthodontic practice. She has received a number of Faculty awards. She earned a Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1994 and her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1995, both from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012 from the University of Detroit Mercy.