Following the April 21-22, 2020 vote of the ADEA House of Delegates, Keith A. Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., has been elected Chair-elect of the ADEA Board of Directors. Dr. Mays began his term as Chair-elect of the ADEA Board of Directors on April 30, 2020.
Dr. Mays is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (U of M SOD). On May 15, he will assume of the role of Interim Dean at UM SOD. He joined ADEA in 2003 and has served the Association in various capacities through the years. Most recently in his role as Board Director for Sections on the ADEA Board of Directors, Dr. Mays helped to complete the 2019-22 ADEA Strategic Framework.
In his nominee statement, Dr. Mays highlighted many of the ADEA strategic initiatives that resonate, stating “This is a pivotal time to develop and support efforts to recruit and retain faculty that represent all of society and who inspire future educators.
In addition, ADEA welcomes the following members to the 2020-21 ADEA Board of Directors.
Susan M. Ferrante continues her term as Board Director for the ADEA Corporate Council.
James R. Lott, D.M.D., continues his term as Board Director for the ADEA Council of Faculties.
Mylea Wilson, RDH, continues her term as Board Director for the ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows.
Amy Coplen, RDH, M.S., begins her term as Board Director for Allied Dental Program Directors. Prof. Coplen is Dental Hygiene Program Director at Pacific University.
Steven W. Friedrichsen, D.D.S., begins his term as Board Director for Deans. Dr. Friedrichsen is Dean of Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine.
Gregory M. Ness, D.D.S., begins his term as Board Director for Advanced Education Programs. Dr. Ness is Program Director, OMS, at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
Laura Romito, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., begins her term as Board Director for Sections. Dr. Romito is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Published on May 13, 2020