2014 ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship


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


The fellow receives a stipend of $10,000 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 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 1, 2013.

Application Process Checklist

Using the ADEA online application process, applicants must submit on or before November 1, 2013:

  • 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

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

  • dental school dean
  • program director


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 was 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


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


Dr. Cortino Sukotjo, University of Illinois at Chicago


Dr. Lavern J. Holyfield, Baylor College of Dentistry


Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, New York University


Dr. Marilyn S. Lantz, University of Michigan


Dr. Maureen McAndrew, New York University


Dr. Karen F. Novak, University of Kentucky


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


Dr. Melanie Peterson, University of Louisville


Dr. Jed Hand, University of Iowa


Dr. Richard Ranney, University of Maryland


Prof. Nancy Zinser, Palm Beach Community College


Dr. Larry Breeding, University of Mississippi


Dr. Diarmund Shanley, Trinity College, Ireland


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


Dr. Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, University of California, Los Angeles


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


Dr. William Davenport, Louisiana State University


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