Jennifer O. Rudy

Name: Jennifer O. Rudy

Title: Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

Current Position: Faculty

Phone: 502-852-6198


Jennifer O. Rudy received her BA degree in Sociology from Transylvania University and a MA degree in Sociology from Georgia State University. After working in the social work field briefly, Jennifer pursued a BS degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Louisville. After working in private practice for a few years, Jennifer accepted a faculty position at University of Louisville's Dental Hygiene Program in 2011. She currently holds a dental hygiene license in both Kentucky and Indiana.

Teaching Activity:

  • Course Director:
    • Oral Health Education
    • Community Dental Health 1
    • Community Dental Health 2
    • Special Needs Patients
  • Co-Course Director:
    • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Course Participant:
    • Principles of Practice I, II, III, IV
    • Ethical Issues in Dentistry for the DMD students

Service Activity:

  • Community:
    • Louisville District Dental Hygiene Association 1st Vice President 2012-2013
    • Louisville District Dental Hygiene Association Trustee 2010-2012
    • Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association Legislative Chair 2013-Current
    • Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association Legislative Committee (Current)
    • Smile KY! Steering Committee Member
    • RAM volunteer
  • University:
    • I2A Steering Committee
    • I2A Digital Tools Subcommittee
    • Dental Hygiene Academic Achievement Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Curriculum Committee
    • Blackerby Fund for Community Service Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee


  • American Dental Educators Association (ADEA)
  • American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)
  • Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association (KyDHA)
  • Louisville District Dental Hygiene Association (LDDHA)
  • Sigma Phi Alpha honorary
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Kentucky Oral Health Coalition member
  • Associate member of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors