ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship

ADEA Emerging Leaders Program


The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announces the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship: ADEA Emerging Leaders Program. This scholarship has been created to enable an early career faculty member (up to three years of experience) to participate in the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program. The faculty member must be nominated by an alumnus or alumna or the ADEA Leadership Institute.


Application is scheduled to open in July 2024.


The ADEA Emerging Leaders Program is a three-and-a-half-day program that covers topics such as leadership styles, team building and time management, which are essential to planning and implementing a successful academic career. This highly interactive program has been designed specifically to give faculty guidance, insight and skills to propel their careers, and is suited for early career faculty members, whether they recently joined their institutions after a residency or after time spent in private practice. The programming includes onsite sessions led by preeminent experts in dental education, readings, assignments and team-building exercises. Additionally, each participant is assigned to a peer group tasked with helping its members implement the topics discussed and learn to manage the pressures of being a new faculty member. These peer groups are facilitated by leaders in dental education, who themselves are graduates of the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program or the ADEA Leadership Institute.

One tuition scholarship will be awarded in 2024.   

The 2024-25 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program will be held July 24–27, 2024, at the ADEA office in Washington, DC.


Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Agree to the terms of scholarship, including participating in the program in its entirety. Additionally, the applicant may be asked to participate in a video testimonial of the scholarship’s impact on his or her professional development. Portions of the video may be used for ADEA promotional purposes.
  • Be nominated by an alumnus/alumna of the ADEA Leadership Institute.
  • Be a full- or part-time educator or administrator at an ADEA Member Institution.
  • Be an ADEA Individual Member.

Application Process Checklist

The following items must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2023, using the ADEA online application process

  1. A completed ADEA Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship application form, including a personal statement describing the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses as a faculty member and a summary describing any previous professional development he or she has experienced.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. One letter of nomination from an alumnus/alumna of the ADEA Leadership Institute, stating why the applicant should be considered for the tuition scholarship.

Notification Date and Award Announcement

Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified on or before Feb. 1, 2024

Awards will be announced during the 2024 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 9–12, 2024, in New Orleans, LA.   


Please contact the ADEA Office of Learning at  with any questions.

Past Recipients

Dr. Chenshuang Li, 
Eastern Washington University

Prof. Windy Rothmund, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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

Dr. Andrew Corsaro, University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Kevin Luan, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Dr. Cameron Jeter, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Dr. Tobie Jones, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry