2015 ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship


Purpose
Through the generosity of the ADEAGies Foundation, funds are available to support this unique learning experience in Washington, D.C. This fellowship is designed to familiarize dental educators with a broad range of timely educational issues facing dental education.

Overview
The fellow receives a stipend of $10,000 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 a dental educator.
  • Be a full-time dental educator or administrator 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
The following items must be submitted on or before November 3, 2014, using the ADEA online application process:
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dean or director specifying how the fellowship would benefit dental education and the applicant and agreeing to pay his or her salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the fellowship;
  • Two letters of reference from professional colleagues;
  • A current curriculum vitae with a summary describing experiences relevant to the fellowship;
  • A personal statement describing how the fellowship would benefit dental education and outlining the kind of experience the applicant anticipates as a fellow.


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

Notification Date and Award Announcement

Fellowship 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
Dr. John Reinhardt, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

2013
Dr. Cortino Sukotjo, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

2012
Dr. Lavern J. Holyfield, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

2011
Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, New York University College of Dentistry

2010
Dr. Marilyn S. Lantz, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2009
Dr. Maureen McAndrew, New York University College of Dentistry

2008
Dr. Karen F. Novak, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

2007
Dr. Cynthia Gadbury-Amyot, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

2006
Dr. Melanie Peterson, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

2005
Dr. Jed Hand, University of Iowa College of Dentistry

2004
Dr. Richard Ranney, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

2003
Prof. Nancy Zinser, Palm Beach Community College

2002
Dr. Larry Breeding, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry

2001
Dr. Diarmund Shanley, Trinity College, Ireland

2000
Dr. John W. Killip, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

1999
Dr. Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

1998
Dr. Ronald J. Hunt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

1995
Dr. William Davenport, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry

1993
Dr. Spencer Redding, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School