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Simon Albon, Ph.D.

Professor, Teaching
Director, Office Educational Support and Development
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Simon Albon is a professor of teaching and director of the Office of Educational Support and Development in The University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His academic background includes degrees in chemistry and a Ph.D. in curriculum studies. He teaches medicinal chemistry in the Faculty’s new entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy program and leads a 12-member OESD team in the areas of faculty development, program evaluation, programmatic assessment and educational scholarship. His research interests are focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Currently, Albon is exploring the “teaching-scholarly teaching-SoTL-SoTL leadership” continuum with pharmacy educators to attempt to build educational scholarship and SoTL as a legitimate scholarly discipline in pharmaceutical sciences at UBC and beyond.


Paul O. Gubbins, Pharm.D.

Professor and Vice Chair, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy (Missouri State University site)
University of Missouri—Kansas City

Dr. Paul O. Gubbins, (Pharm.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 1988, Residency University of Kentucky 1988-90; Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy Research Fellowship UIC 1990-92) serves as associate dean at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Pharmacy’s Missouri State University site. There, he is also professor and vice chair in the UMKC SOP Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. Prior to joining UMKC, he was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy for many years. He has published more than sixty peer-reviewed manuscripts and fifteen book chapters, serves on several editorial boards, and is co-editor of a textbook. He has held leadership in a national subspecialty pharmacy organization and currently is the chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section of the AACP.


Kristin Kari Janke, Ph.D.

Director of the Wulling Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Pharmacy Education
University of Minnesota

Following 17 years in various curriculum administration roles, Dr. Kristin K. Janke became the director of the Wulling Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Pharmacy Education at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. In this role, she works with faculty, graduate students and residents to address educational challenges by facilitating the formation of research teams and the implementation of scholarly initiatives. Her scholarly interests include: implementing unique methods for student leadership development, enhancing assessment practices in colleges/schools of pharmacy and broadening publication options for educational scholarship. Janke received the 2012 Lyman Award for best paper in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. She has also received the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award (2010 and 2015) and the AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment (2012). Janke co-chaired the 2013-2014 AACP Council of Faculties Faculty Affairs Committee, which developed the criteria, evaluation process and logistics for the AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. Janke is the editor for the education section of the journal, INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. She is also the executive associate editor for Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.


Jacqui McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Innovation and Research
Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment
Director of Education Research,
Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research
Adjunct Professor, School of Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Jacqui McLaughlin received her undergraduate degree in biological engineering from North Carolina State University, her Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Memphis, and her doctorate in educational research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University. She spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow with the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment (OSPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and currently serves the school as an assistant professor of educational innovation and research, director of OSPA, director of education research in the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research, and adjunct professor at the UNC School of Education. McLaughlin has published and presented extensively in the scholarship of education, primarily in the areas of student selection, student learning outcomes, and experiential education. Currently, she is involved in research that examines relationships between student characteristics, engagement, and performance across the context of admissions, classroom engagement, experiential learning, and the co-curriculum.

Last updated on: 9/12/2017 2:43 PM 

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