Katie Gisleson, RDH, MHEA
Katie has been on faculty since 2013. She teaches a variety of didactic courses and labs, and spends many hours helping students in the clinic. Katie earned her bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003, and then decided she had a different calling. She enrolled at Hawkeye and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Katie worked in private practice in Manchester, Iowa, before serving as an adjunct instructor at Hawkeye for a semester—and was bitten by the education bug. This inspired her to earn her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Upper Iowa University in 2015.
In her spare time, Katie loves spending time with her husband and son. Her family includes two dogs, a Shiba Inu and a German Shepherd-Husky mix. She’s an avid quilter and sports fan who inspires her students to keep their chins up, work hard, and believe in themselves.
"Believe you can and you’re halfway there." – Theodore Roosevelt