ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

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ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders


July 12-15, 2012 plus quarterly webinars to be scheduled through 2012 - 2013


The Meadowmere Resort
Route 1 South
Ogunquit Village
Ogunquit, Maine

Event Registration Fee

Open to all
ADEA Member - $1,495
ADEA Non-Member - $1,945
Deadline to register: June 8, 2012

Hotel Reservations-

June 8, 2012

Advance Registration-

June 19, 2012

In 2012, the registration fee is being partially underwritten thanks to generous contributions from the American Dental Education Association and the ADEAGies Foundation.

Registration fees include all instructional materials, hosted meals, refreshment breaks and receptions. Lodging and travel costs are at the registrant's expense.

Cancellation Fee for Emerging Leaders
Written cancellations received on or before June 6, 2012 will be assessed a $225 administrative fee. Written cancellations received after June 6 and before June 29th will be refunded 50% of registration fee paid. Cancellations received after June 29th are not eligible for a refund.

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

Many current leaders in academic dentistry are alumni of the AADS Summer Program Career Development for Faculty Leaders: An Immersion Workshop. ADEA has recreated and refreshed this well-regarded program for junior faculty members, whether joining faculty after a residency or after private practice. This three and half day program covers topics such as leadership styles, team building and time management that are essential to planning and implementing a successful academic career. This highly interactive immersion program has been designed specifically to give junior faculty guidance, insight and skills to propel their career. The face-to-face instruction ends on July 15 but the collaborative learning experience continues via quarterly video conferences throughout the year.

Learning Objectives of the ADEA Summer Program:

  • Understand current major topics and trends in academic dentistry
  • Appreciate the culture of academic dental institutions and how to work successfully within a school's culture
  • Discover opportunities for involvement in ADEA for professional development and leadership
  • Create plans to help junior faculty focus on activities that will build their careers
  • Build a professional network of colleagues and mentors
  • Assess and develop leadership competencies to propel junior faculty to higher levels of effectiveness.

Learning Format

Lecture, small group discussions and independent exercises

Continuing Education

Attendees are eligible to earn a total of 30 continuing education (CE) credits for participation in the program and the required post-program quarterly webinar sessions.


N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., Founder and President, Academy of Academic Leadership (AAL)

Dr. Haden is the founder and President of the Academy for Academic Leadership. Since its founding in 2005, the Academy for Academic Leadership has worked with nearly 100 higher education institutions and associations through faculty development programs and consulting services. Dr. Haden's consultation and faculty development activities have included clients from dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, allied health, and medicine. Dr. Haden's areas of expertise include leadership development, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He served as Associate Executive Director and Director of the Center for Educational Policy and Research at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He continues to direct the ADEA Leadership Institute, a premier leadership development program in health professions education. He has served as a faculty member and advisor in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program since its inception in 2004. Dr. Haden regularly presents to organizations on issues and trends in higher education, health professions education, and policy-related matters in higher education. In the past 10 years, he has made over 250 presentations to groups in higher education. Dr. Haden has authored or coauthored over 80 articles and monographs in educational policy. In 2006, Dr. Haden received an ADEA Presidential Citation for his contributions to dental education and the profession of dentistry.

Paula N. O'Neill, M.Ed., Ed.D., Associate, University of Texas Health Science Center, Senior Consultant, Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL)

AAL Senior Consultant Dr. Paula O'Neill has served in faculty and leadership roles in health science education for more than more than 27 years. Since she began her career she has served as a medical educator and director/vice chair of multiple departments within teaching hospitals and medical schools. She is a tenured professor of Diagnostic Sciences and Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. O'Neill has consulted with over 80 institutions worldwide and presented more than 200 invited seminars and workshops on the topics of faculty and curriculum development and evaluation; teaching and learning; developing leadership capacity; mentoring and cultural competency. She has published nationally on faculty development and educational research in peer-reviewed journals, served two terms on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Dental Education and Computers in Nursing, chaired two NIH study sections and is a member of ADEA's Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI). She is a 2002 Fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, received The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston President's Award for Mentoring Women in 2006, and was elected to membership in the statewide University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education in 2008. She has been the principal investigator for numerous educational research grants, co-director for foundation or corporate grants, and is the principal investigator for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical and Dental Education Program and the HRSA funded Hispanic Center of Excellence.

Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President for Education, Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL)

Dr. Rodriguez serves as Vice President for Education at AAL. In this capacity he provides oversight as well as instruction to AAL's national programs in teaching and learning and leadership development. Dr. Rodriguez received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan. He has worked extensively within higher education and academic health care. Prior to joining AAL, Dr. Rodriguez served as a faculty member at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where he directed numerous courses and oversaw the student research efforts at the school. Dr. Rodriguez's expertise includes faculty development, strategic planning, curriculum reform, accreditation, and student research efforts. He has received accolades for excellence in teaching as well as for his efforts in developing and reforming curricular models of education. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute, and a former member of the national Advisory Committee to ADEA's Center for Educational Research and Policy group (CEPRAC).

Select alumni from the ADEA Leadership Institute will also participate in the program and moderate discussions.  

Final Agenda  


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American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 30 continuing education credits.