2015 ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship

Purpose
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.

Overview

This fellowship allows the recipient to choose one of the following activities:  

  • The ADEA Leadership Institute – If accepted to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute, the recipient will apply his or her fellowship award of $4,000 directly to tuition and fees. To qualify to attend the ADEA Leadership Institute, the recipient must complete the ADEA Leadership Institute’s application materials and have the full support of his or her dean or program director to cover the remaining costs. If the recipient applies to and is not accepted to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute, he or she is required to complete the fellowship in the ADEA Policy Center.  
  • ADEA Policy Center – The recipient can choose to 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, D.C. The fellow’s institution continues to provide salary support for the duration of the experience. While in Washington, D.C., 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 3, 2014. 

Application Process Checklist
ADEA Leadership Institute applicants must submit the following in addition to their Leadership Institute application:
  • 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 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.
ADEA Policy Center Fellowship applicants must submit the following using the ADEA online application system to be made available on or before August 1, 2014:
  • 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.
Questions
Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or lunde@adea.org with questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified on or before February 1, 2015. The award will be announced during the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston, March 7–10, 2015.

Past Recipients

2014
Prof. Rachel Henry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

2013
Dr. Donna F. Homenko, Cuyahoga Community College

2012
Prof. Donna P. Warren-Morris, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

2011
Prof. Suzanne K. Farrar, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry

2010
Prof. Joycelyn A. Dillon, New York City College of Technology

2009
Prof. Deborah J. Horlak, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

2008
Prof. Lorie Holt, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

2007
Prof. Susan Duley, Clayton State University
Prof. Rebecca Wilder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2006
Dr. Cynthia Gadbury-Amyot, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

2005
Prof. Josette L. Beach, Portland (Oregon) Community College

2004
Prof. Terri Tillis, The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

2003
Prof. Patricia Nunn, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

2002
Dr. Jane Forrest, Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California

2001
Prof. Donna Kotyk, Salish Kootenai College

2000
Prof. Cheryl Westphal, New York University College of Dentistry

1999
Prof. Durinda J. Mattana, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

1998
Prof. Marie Varley Gillis, Howard University College of Dentistry