Michele L. Darby, RDH, MS, Eminent Scholar, University Professor, and Graduate Program Director, Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University. Ms. Darby has been teaching, writing, and inspiring future generations of dental hygienists for more than 36 years both in the United States and abroad. After working in a periodontal practice, her interest in teaching and scholarship was sparked by her passion for learning and the appeal of the academic calendar.
Ms. Darby is the editor of two renowned textbooks, Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene, sixth edition, and Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, soon to be in its third edition, both published by Elsevier. She has recently submitted a Fullbright Scholar application to teach and conduct research at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan.
Dimensions catches up with Michele L. Darby, BSDH, MS, chairman of the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University, about her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar teaching in the Middle East.