Sherri has been a dental hygienist for 37 years. She holds advanced degrees in education. She is associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health, and multicultural dental hygiene. Research was concentrated in migrant oral health, pathology, and public health issues, resulting in multiple peer-reviewed publications. She is an approved speaker of and holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association. Honors include community service, research, and teacher of the year awards while at SIU, IFLOSS Coalition/Illinois Department of Public Health Oral Health Champion Award, and the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.