ADEA Council of Deans

2024-25 Administrative Board


To access administrative board members' contact information, log into the ADEA Directory of Institutional Members and Association Officers


Chair
Cherae Farmer-Dixon, D.D.S., M.B.A., M.S.P.H.
Dean  
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry


Chair-elect
Richard C. Black, D.D.S., M.S.              
Dean
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine


Secretary
Dwight E. McLeod, D.D.S., M.S.              
Dean
A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health


Member-at-Large
Linda C. Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H
Dean
Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine


Board Director  
Mert Aksu, D.D.S., J.D.  
Dean
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry


Staff Liaison to the ADEA Council of Deans
Marsha A. Pyle, D.D.S., M.Ed.             
Senior Scholar in Residence 
American Dental Education Association
PyleM@adea.org