Dr. Elizabeth Shinners received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Microbiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where her research area focused on microbial genetics. She has taught microbiology for almost thirty years to numerous students of nursing, medicine, dentistry, physician assistant programs, and biomedical sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Marquette University, where she now serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Currently, she is course director for BISC 3115 – Human Microbiology and BISC 4165 – Microbiology Laboratory and also participates in BISC 7410 – Microbiology and BISC 1001 – Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Shinners also serves as a biomedical sciences academic advisor, working predominantly with students who are pursuing a path to post-graduate education in Dentistry.