Eva Ramsey has been a registered dental hygienist for fourteen years while serving in various roles such as clinical practice, hospital research, as well as education. She is currently a full-time assistant professor at Tennessee Wesleyan University in the Department of Dental Hygiene. Eva attended the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Dental Hygiene degree. She looks forward to continuing her graduate study program as she is committed to lifelong learning.
Eva practiced clinical dental hygiene in Atlanta, Ga in both general and periodontal offices before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to serving as an educator, Eva currently resides as the junior class coordinator for the dental hygiene program. Previously, she taught as a full-time instructor at Hiwassee College where she taught courses such as preclinic, periodontology, radiology, head and neck/dental anatomy, biochemistry, and nutrition.
Eva enjoys utilizing creativity within the sciences to better engage students. Her passion is fostering critical thinking skills to facilitate comprehensive patient care outcomes. Being an advocate for student success, Eva also founded a university chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha national dental hygiene honor society to recognize student excellence.
She is an advocate of science communication and has also had the opportunity as a repeat guest and cohost on A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast. Believing that dental hygienists provide integral care to promote systemic health, Eva is also devoted to the advancement of the profession and is active in legislation at the state level. She also enjoys having a service-minded heart and giving back to her community and abroad in the form of providing volunteer dental care.
Eva was recently nominated and voted on by her faculty to serve as the faculty marshal for the 2020-2021 academic year. In her spare time, Eva enjoys running, college football, and reading the latest about CRISPR advancements.