Ms. Shepherd co-directs the dental hygiene board review and all courses in the community health curriculum. Additional teaching includes lecturing in the oral health assessment and prevention dental hygiene courses. Her publications and professional presentations focus on both dental education and dental hygiene care. She received a Certificate in Dental Hygiene and a B.S. from the University of Detroit and a M.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy. Ms. Shepherd joined the University in 1985.