Dental Hygiene – Degree Completion Admissions Staff

Lorie Holt, RDH, M.S.D.H
Associate Professor and Director of Degree Completion Studies

Lorie completed her Associates Degree at Johnson County Community College in 1985. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and she is currently pursuing her I PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on faculty/professional development. Lorie has been a full time faculty member at UMKC since 1997.  She has served in a number of different roles including senior clinical coordinator and currently serves as the Director of Degree Completion Studies in the Division of Dental Hygiene. Lorie most recently was selected to serve as the UMKC Campus Director for the University of Missouri Faculty Scholars Program. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include: culturally responsive pedagogy, educational pedagogy, faculty development and online learning. Lorie has received numerous distinguished teaching awards and has been recognized by Johnson County Community College as Alumnus of the Year. She has much service experience both within the UMKC School of Dentistry as well as within the University itself. Lorie has served her profession as Councilor for the ADEA Section on Dental Hygiene Education, educational consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, as well as serving various offices within the state dental hygiene association.