ADEA Leadership Institute Class of 2014 Selected

SEATTLE, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Promising dental education leaders from across the nation were inducted into the 2014 class of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute during the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, taking place March 16-19, in Seattle, Washington.

Each of the 24 ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows was selected for the year-long education experience through a competitive application process. The ADEA Leadership Institute will prepare these Fellows for expanded roles in their institutions and the profession. They emerge not only with the knowledge and skills necessary for their careers, but also with greater self-understanding and deeper personal vision.

Designed to assist the nation's most promising individuals at academic institutions in becoming leaders in dental and higher education, ADEA Leadership Institute sessions cover leadership theory, team building, communications, managing change, public policy, educational policy, legal issues, research, and budgeting and financial management, designed to guide and enhance professional development.

The Class of 2014 Leadership Institute Fellows are:

Dr. Abimbola O. Adewumi, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Steven R. Armstrong, Professor and Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Dr. Laura C. Barritt, Associate Professor of Oral Biology, Creighton University School of Dentistry
Dr. Angela Broome, Clinical Assistant Professor and Unit Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Division of General Dentistry, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Mark T. Drangsholt, Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington School of Dentistry
Dr. Diane E. Ede-Nichols, Associate Professor and Chair of Community Dentistry, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Margaret Errante, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Operations, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Roseanna Graham, Associate Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Craig Hirschberg, Assistant Professor, Interim Chair, and Director of the Postdoctoral Program in the Department of Endodontics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School
Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry
Dr. Margrit Maggio, Assistant Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry and Director of Operative Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Julie A. Marshall, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Jennifer McCants, Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Oral Medicine, University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Dr. Scott G. Myers, Comprehensive Care Unit Director, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Dr. Ana Candia S. Neumann, Assistant Professor, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Archontia Palaiologou, Assistant Professor and Postgraduate Program Director, Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Dr. Maureen Pezzementi, Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Dr. William C. Sands, Assistant Professor of Dental Practice and Vice Chairperson, Clinical Practice Strand, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Dr. Karl Self, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Division of Dental Therapy, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dr. Pamella P. Shaw, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dr. Silvia Spivakovsky, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry
Dr. Martin B. Steed, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Muhammad F. Walji, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Christine Wankiiri-Hale, Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Throughout the year, Fellows will carry out a project relating to a key issue in dental education. Fellows who share similar interests and aspirations work in groups mentored by the ADEA Leadership Institute advisors.

Since its creation in 1999, the ADEA Leadership Institute has had over 250 faculty and administrators from allied, predoctoral, and advanced dental education participate.

For more information on the ADEA Leadership Institute, visit


About the American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit

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About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall showcasing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit

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