ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development
ADEA Emerging Leaders Program
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with support from the ADEAGies Foundation, announces the ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA Emerging Leaders Program. This scholarship supports professional development activities
for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education in the early stages of their careers.
The ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA Emerging Leaders Program were created to enable junior faculty (up to three years of experience) of color to participate in programs that will improve their teaching abilities, increase their leadership skills
and advance their understanding and mastery of other critical elements of a successful academic career.
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This three-and-a-half day program covers topics such as leadership styles, team building and time management that are essential to planning and implementing a successful academic career.
The highly interactive program has been designed specifically to give faculty guidance, insight and skills to propel their
careers, and is suited for junior 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 Summer Program for Emerging
Academic Leaders or the ADEA Leadership Institute.
Four $1,950 tuition scholarships will be awarded in 2021. Scholarship recipients, or their institutions, will be responsible for lodging and transportation expenses associated with participating in the program.
All are welcome to apply. Those from the following historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Black or African American
- Hispanic/Latino(a) and
- American Indian.
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 the dean of his or her dental school or program director of his or her allied dental education program. No more than two nominations per school per program tuition scholarship are permitted.
- 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, 2021, using the ADEA online application process.
- A completed ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development 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.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- One letter of recommendation from a colleague stating why the applicant should be considered for the tuition scholarship.
- One letter of nomination from the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program, stating how the applicant’s participation will benefit the applicant and institution.
Notification Date and Award Announcement
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified on or before Feb. 1, 2022.
Awards will be announced during the all-virtual 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 19–22, 2022.
Mr. Eric Lund
ADEA Professional Development Manager
Dr. Ashland Doomes, University of Washington School of Dentistry
Dr. Brittaney Hill, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Dr. Jyoti Sonkar, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Carlos Soucy, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Upoma Guha, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Prof. Mónica Sarmiento, Pacific University
Dr. Lina Sharab, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Dr. Jezelle Sonnier, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Lorel Burns, New York University College of Dentistry
Dr. Elizabeth Hamilton, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Sabrina Garcia Hammaker, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Silvia Amaya-Pajares, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
Dr. Juan Bugueno, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Amy Kristina Herbert, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, New York University College of Dentistry
Dr. Olga Luaces, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Ezinne Ogbureke, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Seena Patel, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Tawana Ware, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dr. Mai-Ly Duong, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Ngozi Nwizu, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Reginald Salter, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Antonia Teruel, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Todd Ester, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Tanya Gibson, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Nicole Holland, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine