ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development
ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning
August and October, 2018
Location to be determined
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and AAL, with support from the ADEAGies Foundation, announce the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning (ADEA/AAL ITL). This scholarship supports professional development
activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education who are in the early stages of their careers.
The ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development were created to enable faculty of color to participate in programs that will improve their teaching abilities, increase leadership skills and advance understanding and mastery of other critical elements of a successful academic career.
The ADEA/AAL ITL is the premier teacher training program for full- and part-time dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting, dental laboratory technician educators and private practitioners embarking on new careers in academia. The two-phase program is targeted to the new faculty member who needs to learn best
practices for teaching, the experienced faculty member who needs tools to work with a new generation of learners and the private practice dentist or dental hygienist who is planning or considering a transition to an academic career.
Four recipients will each be awarded a $4,950 tuition scholarship in 2018. Scholarship recipients, or their institutions, will be responsible for lodging and transportation expenses associated with participating in both phases of the program, held at a location to be determined.
All are welcome to apply. Those from the following historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Black or African-American
- American Indian
An applicant must:
- Agree to the terms of scholarship, which include:
- Be nominated by the dean of his or her dental school or program director of his or her allied dental education program. No more than two nominations per school per program tuition scholarship are permitted.
- Be a full- or part-time educator or administrator at an ADEA Member Institution.
- Be an ADEA Individual Member.
The following items must be submitted by November 1, 2017, using the ADEA online application process:
- A completed ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development application form, including a personal statement describing the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses as a faculty member and a summary describing any previous
professional development he or she has experienced.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- One letter of recommendation from a colleague, stating why the applicant should be considered for the tuition scholarship.
- One letter of nomination from the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program, stating how the applicant’s participation will benefit the applicant and institution.
Receipt of entries cannot be acknowledged. Incomplete applications or late submissions will not be considered.
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified by February 1, 2018.
Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or
Dr. Monica Fernandez, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Ana Paula Ribeiro, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Susana Salazar Marocho, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
Dr. Carlos Smith, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Dr. Sana Augustus, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Kimberley Gise, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Nora Odingo, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Prof. Tiffanie White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Dr. Edward Bradford, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Prof. Marina Davar, Beckfield College
Dr. Bruno Jham, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
Dr. Ysidora Torrealba, University of Alberta School of Dentistry
Prof. Hiwet Ephrem, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dr. Denise Mills, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
Prof. Lattice Sams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Dr. Luz Aguirre, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Tanya Gibson, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Carla Rodriguez, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Dr. Gisela M. Velasquez, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston