Dr. Misty Mesimer (CCL Ph.D.’24)

Misty L. Mesimer, a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Community College Leadership, successfully defended her dissertation on May 28, 2024. Her dissertation is titled, The Shared Experiences of Novice, Full-Time Allied Dental Community College Educators.

Dr. Mesimer’s dissertation committee included Dr. Mitchell R. Williams, Chair, Dr. David F. Ayers, and Dr. Denise C. McKinney (Old Dominion University, School of Dental Hygiene).

Dr. Mesimer is Program Director for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virgina. She earned an M.S. Degree in Community Health and a BS Degree in Health Sciences from Old Dominion University. Dr. Mesimer can be reached at: msiss001@odu.edu or mmesimer@germanna.edu.