2021 ADEA Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships



Each year, ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members. The following dental educators, researchers and students are being honored.


For more information about ADEA scholarships, awards and fellowships, please visit adea.org/awards.


The 2022 awards cycle will open in August 2021.

  
Download the 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Awards Program. PDF



The ADEA Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions to ADEA and its members through teaching, research and service.

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Dr. David C. Johnsen

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics



Dr. Johnsen's biography may be found in the 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Awards Program. PDF



The Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors presents these citations to leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Association and the dental education community.


ADEA Information Technology Team
Bryan Aldridge, Sean Carter, Satyan Ramanna, Carolyn Vincent


ADEA Meetings, Conferences and Educational Technology Team
Aby Barry, Donna Casimier, Nirah Forman, Krisa Haggins, Audra Johnson, Shalonda King, Gina Koo, Renée Latimer



Dr. Melanie Mayberry
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

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Dr. Monty MacNeil
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

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Rear Admiral Dr. Timothy Ricks
U.S. Public Health Service

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Prof. Donna Warren-Morris
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

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This award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

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Dr. Hiroe Ohyama
Harvard School of Dental Medicine



Learn more about the ADEA Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award



This award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

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Dr. Jacqueline Burgette
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine



Learn more about the ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award.



Under the leadership of Enid A. Neidle, ADEA President from 1985-6, the Association adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education. The program offers a unique opportunity for a dental educator to concentrate on issues affecting women faculty.

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Dr. Heba Elkassaby
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine



Learn more about the ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women.



ADEA LIAA Award to Honor Jack Bresch

This ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association (LIAA) award honors the memory of John Edward “Jack” Bresch and the role he played for ADEA and its members, both in advocacy and leadership.

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Dr. Homa Amini
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry



Learn more about the ADEA LIAA Award to Honor Jack Bresch.



ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute fellowship provides an academic dental institution faculty member who has shown potential for leadership with the opportunity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

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Dr. John Mitchell
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine—Arizona



Learn more about the ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute





ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has partnered with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation to sponsor an endodontic educator’s participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

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Dr. Carla Falcon
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine



Learn more about the ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute





ADEA/American College of Dentists Dr. Jerome Bright Miller Scholars in the ADEA Leadership Institute

The scholarships are in memory of Dr. Jerome Bright Miller, who was widely known for his extraordinary record of accountable leadership in dentistry. Throughout his life, Dr. Miller championed educational and leadership opportunities for legions of individuals through the Jerome B. Miller Family Foundation.



Dr. Carlos Smith

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

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Dr. Aditya Tadinada,

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

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ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

The Sinkford scholarship provides the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., was the first woman to become a dean of a U.S. dental school (Howard University College of Dentistry) and a renowned scholar and champion of the advancement of women in dental education, the dental profession and the medical sciences.

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Dr. Cristiane Squarize
University of Michigan School of Dentistry



Learn more about the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship in the ADEA Leadership Institute.



 

These scholarships promote leadership development of faculty members in allied dental education.


Prof. Lisa Mallonee

Texas A&M College of Dentistry

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Prof. Kathryn Walker

University of Maine at Augusta

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This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education in the early stages of their careers.  



Dr. Ashland Doomes

University of Washington School of Dentistry

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Dr. Brittaney Hill

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

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Dr. Jyoti Sonkar
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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Dr. Carlos Soucy
University of Florida College of Dentistry

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This scholarship was created to enable a junior faculty member (up to three years of experience) to participate in the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program. The awardee was nominated by an ADEA Leadership Institute alumnus or alumna.

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Dr. Alba Dugarte
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston



Learn more about the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship.



The Olav Alvares Award was named in honor of Dr. Olav Alvares, Journal of Dental Education editor from 2000 to 2009, to encourage junior scholars (assistant professors, instructors, residents, students and staff) to conduct and publish outstanding research.



Dr. Meagan Inclan

St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education

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Dr. Avigael Lerman

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

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Dr. Reginald O’Neal Salter
Howard University College of Dentistry

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Dr. Carlos S. Smith
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

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These scholarships support dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associate’s degree and who have an interest in an academic career.



Ms. Shivalika Katyal

University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry

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Ms. Adair Pardi

Pacific University

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These scholarships support dental students who demonstrate firm commitments to becoming dental educators.



Ms. Kristen Horstmann

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

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Ms. Manavi Nagai

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarships support predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry. 



Ms. Jennifer Chou

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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Dr. Shveta Duggal

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

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Mr. Evan Fry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

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Ms. Shivali Govani
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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Ms. Riley Hewgley
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry

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Ms. Alisha Jimenez-Thompson
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

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Mr. David Kornmehl
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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Ms. Irene Lang
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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Ms. Lauren Lubowitz
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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Ms. Kaitlyn O’Connell
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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Mr. David Seiler
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

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Ms. Natalie Wen
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship recognizes the memory and the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Professor DeVore was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship and public service. She served as President of the American Association of Dental Schools (now ADEA) in 1994, and President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honorary society of the dental hygiene profession, from 1997–98.

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Ms. Mallory Edmondson
Indiana University South Bend



Learn more about the ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship