2017 Experiential Education

AACP Article






Patricia S. Devine

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
Butler University

Patricia (Trish) S. Devine, Pharm.D., is an associate professor in pharmacy practice and director of campus-based experiential education at Butler University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. She has served for over 14 years in experiential education at Butler University, and prior to beginning her career in academia, she served as a preceptor for four years while working as a hospital quality assurance pharmacist. Dr. Devine’s leadership skills and creative vision are exemplified in the following: she developed Butler’s IPPE program and worked with Butler’s information technology department to develop a cost effective secure e-Portfolio platform. She also collaborated across colleges and countries to develop an interprofessional international rotation for physician assistant, pharmacy, pre-med and information technology students on developing an electronic medical records in an international underserved clinic. She prepares students for rotations by teaching in a pharmacy practice course series. Dr. Devine remains active as a preceptor, she continues to precept students on academic and underserved clinic rotations.

Dr. Devine is actively involved in AACP through the Experiential Education Section as a member on the awards committee, abstract review committee, the Women Faculty SIG nominations committee, and the Global Pharmacy Education SIG communications and collaborations committee, she also provided services as an annual conference poster presenter, round table leader and session presenter.

Dr. Devine’s teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of rural health, global health and experiential education. She has published and presented on these topics both regionally and nationally.





Lisa M. Meny

College of Pharmacy 
Ferris State University

Lisa M. Meny, Pharm.D., serves as associate professor of pharmacy practice and experiential coordinator at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Meny recognizes that her passion for experiential learning has been fueled by the mentorship, guidance, and collaboration as a result of her experiences within the Experiential Education Section. Recognizing the value gained from the EES, she believes in the great work of the section and its presence as a leading voice within the Academy. Upon entering experiential education in 2009, Dr. Meny has specialized in community pharmacy practice in both IPPE and APPE. In alignment with her belief of continuous quality improvement for the advancement of pharmacy practice and pharmacy education, her passion for experiential education focuses on longitudinal assessment for both students and preceptors. Since 2014, Dr. Meny has been integral to the assessment and accreditation efforts of the college, currently serving as chair of the assessment committee and co-chair of the upcoming accreditation visit. Additionally, Dr. Meny is chair of the Michigan Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Program Consortium (2012–current).

Dr. Meny is actively engaged in AACP, and in particular, the EES. Service to AACP includes:

  • EES Programing Committee (2017–current);
  • EES Interprofessional Strategic Plan Committee (2016–current);
  • EES Task Force on Intentional Interprofessional Education (2015-2016);
  • EES Webpage Task Force (2014–2016);
  • Council of Sections Networking Task Force (Chair 2014–2015);
  • EES Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer (2013–current);
  • EES Communication Committee (2012–2013); and
  • EES Programming Committee (2011–2012).

Dr. Meny has published several articles in the area of IPE and presented locally, regionally, and nationally, on IPE, experiential education, and preceptor development.