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Dental Hygiene Faculty

 Our experienced and dedicated faculty give students the knowledge and hands-on learning experience essential to prepare them for positions in the growing health care field. We teach, research, mentor and inspire the health care professionals of tomorrow, helping them reach their career goals and fulfill their dreams.

Danna P. Cotner, Clinical Associate Professor

Dental Hygiene

Danna P. Cotner, DDS, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale.



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Danna P. Cotner Office: ASA 128
Phone: 618-453-8834
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: dcotner@siu.edu

Shelly File, Senior Lecturer

Dental Hygiene

At SIU Since 2007

Education:

  • Masters in Health Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2020
  • BSDH in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2007
  • AAS in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1998


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Shelly A. File Office: ASA 126B
Phone: 618-453-7271
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: safrdh@siu.edu

Katlynn Hutchcraft, Assistant Lecturer

Dental Hygiene

My degrees are a BS in Dental Hygiene in 2016, and an MPH in Community Health Education in 2018. I have been a Saluki for almost a decade and teaching since 2018.



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SIU Katlynn Hutchcraft Office: ASA 119
Phone: 618-453-7224
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: katlynns@siu.edu

Renee Lipe, Assistant Instructor

Dental Hygiene

SIUC dental hygiene has been, and continues to be, a very important part of my life.  I graduated in 2003 with my BS in Dental Hygiene (Spring 2021 I will graduate with my Master's in Workforce Education) and immediately was employed in the workforce due to my degree and reputation of being a graduate from the Dental Hygiene SIUC program.



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SIU Renee Lipe

Office: ASA 118 B
Phone: 618-453-7357
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: renee.lipe@siu.edu

Stacey McKinney, Assistant Professor

Dental Hygiene

At SIU Since 2013

Education:

  • Masters of Science, Workforce Education and Development; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2016
  • Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2010


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SIU Stacey McKinney

Office: ASA 133
Phone: 618-453-8730
E-mail: smckinney8@siu.edu 

Teri McSherry, Senior Lecturer

Dental Hygiene

At SIU Since 2005

Education:

  • A.S. Biology
  • A.S. Dental Hygiene
  • B.S. Workforce Education
  • M.S.W. (Social Work-Mental Health Counseling)


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SIU Teri McSherry

Office: ASA 118 B
Phone: 618-453-7241
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: tmac@siu.edu

Jennifer Meyer, Clinical Instructor

Dental Hygiene

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; 1999
  • Associate in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; 1998


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SIU Jennifer M. Meyer Office: ASA 119
Phone: 618.453.7206
Fax: 618.453.7020
E-mail: jenn10@siu.edu

Natalie Richardson, Assistant Instructor

Dental Hygiene

At SIU Since 2012

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2007
  • Associate of Arts, Shawnee Community College, Ullin, IL, 2003


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SIU Natalie Richardson

Office: ASA 119
Phone: 618-453-8811
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: nrichardson@siu.edu

Rosie Schuster, Assistant Instructor

Dental Hygiene

Education:

  • 2011, Kaplan University, Chicago-BS in Health Science Administration
  • 2008, Graduate of Dental Hygiene Program, AAS in Applied Science, licensed in IL. and Mo. -Lewis and Clark Community College
  • 2009, AS, General Science-Lewis and Clark Comm. College 
  • 1986, Graduate of Certificate of Proficiency Dental Assisting Program- Lewis and Clark Community College


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SIU Rosie Schuster

Office: ASA 119
Phone: 618-453-7213
Fax: 618-453-7020
rositta.schuster@siu.edu 

Jennifer Sherry, Associate Professor

Dental Hygiene

Education:

  • Master of Science in Education, Health Education; Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL; May 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Care Management; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; May 1989
  • Associate in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; May 1988
  • Associate in Applied Sciences; John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; May 1986


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SIU Jennifer S. Sherry

Office: ASA 121
Phone: 618-453-8891
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: clnteth@siu.edu

Amy Wyatt, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dental Hygiene

At SIU Since 2008

Education:

  • DMD, Southern Illinois University, Alton, IL. 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO. 2002


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SIU Amy M. Wyatt

Office: ASA 018 E
Phone: 618-453-8725
Fax: 618-453-7020
E-mail: amywyatt@siu.edu