2014 ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship


The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship promotes leadership development of faculty members in allied dental education. This fellowship provides the opportunity for an allied dental educator to focus on a broad range of issues affecting allied dental education such as, but not limited to, policy, research, budget and finance, faculty development and advancement, legislation, and gender and workforce issues.


The recipient will spend the fellowship at the ADEA office. The fellow receives a stipend of $4,000 to cover travel and expenses for the cumulative three-month experience in Washington, DC. The fellow’s institution continues to provide salary support for the duration of the experience. While in Washington, DC, the fellow will work with staff in the ADEA Policy Center on issues such as:

  • Faculty recruitment, development, and retention.
  • Leadership development.
  • Teaching strategies.
  • Competencies and their assessment.
  • Accreditation and licensure.

The fellow’s interests and talents will be considered when assigning projects and responsibilities. ADEA will be flexible in the arrangement of time away from the fellow’s institution.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Have at least five years of experience as an allied dental faculty member.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and interest in dental hygiene administration or higher education administration.
  • Hold a full-time allied dental faculty appointment at an ADEA Member Institution.
  • Be an ADEA Individual Member.

Application Deadline

All applications must be received on or before November 18, 2013.

Application Process Checklist

Please use the ADEA online application process to submit an application for the 2014 ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dean or program director specifying how the fellowship would benefit the institution and the applicant and agreeing to pay his or her salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the fellowship.
  • A current curriculum vitae with a summary describing how the fellowship would benefit the institution and the applicant and outlining the kind of experience the applicant anticipates as a fellow.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.

The completed application must be signed by one of the following:

  • Dental school dean.
  • Program director.
  • Academic dean.
  • Person of equivalent academic rank.


Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or lunde@adea.org with any questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement

The recipient of the scholarship were notified on or before February 1, 2014. The award was announced in a ceremony during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2014.

Past Recipients


Prof. Rachel Henry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


Dr. Donna F. Homenko, Cuyahoga Community College


Prof. Donna P. Warren-Morris, The University of Texas at Houston


Prof. Suzanne K. Farrar, Louisiana State University


Prof. Joycelyn A. Dillon, New York City College of Technology


Prof. Deborah J. Horlak, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry


Prof. Lorie Holt, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Prof. Susan Duley, Clayton State University
Prof. Rebecca Wilder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Cynthia Gadbury-Amyot, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Prof. Josette L. Beach, Portland (Oregon) Community College


Prof. Terri Tillis, University of Colorado


Prof. Patricia Nunn, University of Oklahoma


Dr. Jane Forrest, University of Southern California


Prof. Donna Kotyk, Salish Kootenai College


Prof. Cheryl Westphal, New York University


Prof. Durinda J. Mattana, University of Detroit Mercy


Prof. Marie Varley Gillis, Howard University