AACP Committees

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AACP Committees are organized into the following categories. Participating on an AACP committee is an opportunity for members to share their expertise, connect with fellow members, and collaborate with colleagues on programs and initiatives aimed at advancing the mission and strategic priorities of the Association.

Standing Committees

Standing Committees are established in AACP’s Bylaws and are tasked with creating and carrying out action plans directly related to AACP’s strategic priorities and charges of the current President. 

To access Standing Committee reports please visit the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Academic Affairs Committee

The Committee shall be concerned with the intellectual, social and personal aspects of pharmacy education. It is expected to identify practices, procedures, and guidelines which will aid faculties in developing students and preparing them for the workforce. 

2021-2022 Academic Affairs Committee

Scott K. Stolte (Wilkes University), Chair              

Melissa S. Medina (The University of Oklahoma), Vice Chair 

John M. Conry (St. John’s University)                   

Nicole S. Culhane (Notre Dame of Maryland University) 

Michelle Z. Farland (University of Florida)  

Daniel R. Kennedy (Western New England University) 

Dawn K. Lockman (The University of Iowa) 

Daniel R. Malcom (Sullivan University) 

Edith Mirzaian (University of Southern California)

Deepti Vyas (University of the Pacific) 

Kelly R. Ragucci (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2021–22 Academic Affairs Committee will focus on the following charges:

  • Update the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) Outcomes and entrustable professional activity (EPA) statements for new pharmacy graduates; include guidance on how CAPE Outcome and EPA statements should be used by member institutions, faculty, preceptor, and students; make recommendations on how updated CAPE & EPA statements should be incorporated into the proposed updated ACPE standards and guidelines (e.g., what should AACP’s stance be).
  • Nominate at least one person for an elected AACP or Council Office.  
  • After completion of the committee’s charges, consider ways that AACP can improve its financial health. Based on the committee’s work, are there any potential revenue generating or cost saving opportunities that the Association should consider?
Argus Commission

The Argus Commission is comprised of the past five AACP Presidents.

2020–21 Commission

 Cynthia J. Boyle (University of Maryland) Chair
David D. Allen (The University of Mississippi)
Joseph T. DiPiro (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Steven A. Scott (Purdue University)
Todd D. Sorensen (University of Minnesota)
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2020–21 Argus Commission will focus on the following charge:

  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on present and future healthcare delivery.  How will this impact pharmacy practice and models of practice?
  • Identify specific strategies for how AACP can work more effectively with other health professional education associations to further the develop opportunities for interprofessional education.
  • Identify salient activities for the Center for Academic Innovation and Practice Transformation for consideration by the AACP Strategic Planning Committee and AACP staff.
Professional Affairs Committee

The Professional Affairs Committee may consist of up to ten members, including associate members who represent pharmacy and other health care associations/organizations. The committee will address issues associated with both professional practice and pharmacy education. The work of the committee should strive to establish and/or improve the collaborative relationships with other organizations concerned with practice and education issues. 

2021–22 Committee

Karen M. Gunning (University of Utah) Chair
Alan J. Zillich (Purdue University) Vice Chair
Jordan Ballou (The University of Mississippi)
Jennifer Danielson (University of Washington)
Radhika Devraj (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Anna Dopp (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Liaison Member
Hannah Fish (National Community Pharmacists Association) Liaison Member
Brigid Groves (American Pharmacists Association) Liaison Member
Katherine S. O'Neal (The University of Oklahoma)
Kathy Pham (American College of Clinical Pharmacy) Liaison Member
See-Won Seo (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Richard J. Silvia (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Miranda Steinkopf (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Lynette R. Bradley-Baker (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2021–22 Professional Affairs Committee will focus on the following charges:

  • Develop a resource guide for member institutions and faculty regarding payment for pharmacist services-particularly models for payment for the practice-related activities of faculty and the creation of model "practice plans" for faculty employed by colleges and schools of pharmacy.  This work should be coordinated with the 2021-22 AACP Strategic Engagement Committee.
  • Nominate at least one person for an elected AACP or Council Office.
  • After completion of the committee's charges, consider ways that AACP can improve its financial health.  Based on the committee's work, are there any potential revenue generating or cost saving opportunities that the Association should consider?
Research and Graduate Affairs Committee

The Research and Graduate Affairs Committee may consist of seven members that will be appointed in such a way as to represent the multiple research disciplines in pharmacy education. The duties of the Committee shall include assistance with the development of the Association's research, graduate education and scholarship agenda. 

2021–22 Committee

M. Lynn Crismon (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Donna S. West-Strum (The University of Mississippi) Vice Chair
KariLynn Dowling-McClay (East Tennessee State University)
Imbi Drame (Howard University)
Tessa J. Hastings (University of South Carolina)
Patricia Jumbo-Lucioni (Samford University)
Kathryn K. Marwitz (Manchester University)
Allyson Spence (Regis University)
Dorothy F. Farrell (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Rosie Walker (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2021-22 RGAC will focus on the the following charges: 

  • Identify the critical barriers that hinder current PharmD students / recent graduates as well as under-represented groups (e.g., Black and Latinx) from pursuing advanced degrees and research-related career paths in the pharmaceutical, social & behavioral, and clinical sciences. Recommend changes that might address these barriers — this may include recommendations to change the fundamental structure of graduate education.
  • Nominate at least one person for an elected AACP or Council Office.
  • After completion of the committee’s charges, consider ways that AACP can improve its financial health. Based on the committee’s work, are there any potential revenue generating or cost saving opportunities that the Association should consider?
Strategic Engagement Committee

The Strategic Engagement Committee will be comprised of no fewer than five members who will advise the Board of Directors on the formation of positions on matters of public policy and on strategies to advance those positions to the public and private sectors on behalf of academic pharmacy. 

2020–21 Committee

Jennifer L. Adams (Idaho State University) Chair
Leigh Ann Ross (The University of Mississippi)
Donald A. Godwin (The University of New Mexico) 
Brian I. Kawahara (Chapman University) 
Anandi V. Law (Western University of Health Sciences) 
Allie Jo Shipman (National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations [NASPA]) 
Joel C. Marrs (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) 
Nicole M. Perea (Washington State University) 
Jasey Cárdenas (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2020-21 Strategic Engagement Committee will focus on the following charges:

  1. Read all six reports from the 2019-20 AACP standing committees to identify elements of these reports that are relevant to your committee’s work this year.
  2. Identify advocacy strategies to leverage the temporary expansion of pharmacist practice capabilities granted during the COVID-19 pandemic for sustained expansion.
  3. Identify strategies for how colleges and schools and individual members of AACP and AAMC can collaborate on formal programming at our respective conferences and collaborative projects to advance interprofessional practice.
  4. From your work on this year’s charges, identify salient activities for the Center for Academic Innovation and Practice Transformation for consideration by the AACP Strategic Planning Committee and AACP staff. 
Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Standing Committee may consist of seven to eight members. The Committee shall be concerned with issues regarding admissions, recruitment, enrollment management, and student affairs related policies and practices and will assist with the development of the Association’s relevant research agenda. 

2021–22 Committee

Brent N. Reed (University of Maryland) Chair
Cheryl R. Durand (MCPHS University-Worcester/Manchester) Vice Chair
Elizabeth A. Buckley (Concordia University Wisconsin)
Ashley Crowl (The University of Kansas)
Peter M. Haeg (University of Minnesota)
Monica L. Miller (Purdue University)
Caroline W. Sasser (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2021-22 Student Affairs Committee will focus on the following charges:

  1. Develop a resource guide for member institutions regarding the implementation of strategies to holistically address the wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff. Provide recommendations to AACP on future programs and services to support member institutions in these endeavors.
  2. Nominate at least one person for an elected AACP or Council Office.
  3. After completion of the committee's charges, consider ways that AACP can improve its financial health. Based on the committee's work, are there any potential revenue generating or cost saving opportunities that the Association should consider?
Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for oversight of the annual audit process and selecting the independent auditor.  

2020–21 Committee

Michael J. Malloy (University of Maryland) Chair
Michaela M. Almgren (University of South Carolina) 
David D. Allen (The University of Mississippi)
Philip D. Hall (Medical University of South Carolina)
Paul Gavaza (Loma Linda University) 
Steven A. Scott (Purdue University)
Sibu Ramamurthy (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

 

Bylaws and Policy Development Committee

The BPDC is primarily responsible for preparing the work of the House of Delegates. This year the Argus Commission recommends that the Committee should be charged with responsibility for critically examining the 1980-2020 AACP Compendium of Policies to identify those policies that should be archived or repealed.  Further, the BPDC should identify an updated format to make the compendium more searchable and user-friendly.

2020–21 Committee

Walter (Tommy) Smith (Manchester University) Chair
Bradley C. Cannon (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) 
Lucinda Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Lawrence M. Brown (Chapman University) Member
Bernadette K. (Bonnie) Brown (Butler University) Member
Christopher Johnson (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) Member
Jamie L. Wagner (The University of Mississippi) Member
Laura H. Waite (University of the Sciences) Member
Finance Committee

The charges of the Finance Committee are to:

  • Advise the executive vice president on the development of the annual budget for the Association for the approval of the Board of Directors, including guidelines for the budgeting process for each council, section and special interest group.

2020–21 Committee

David P. Zgarrick (Northeastern University) Chair
Phillip D. Hall (Medical University of South Carolina) Member
Sibu Ramamurthy (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Stuart T. Haines (The University of Mississippi) Member
Pamela C. Heaton (University of Cincinnati) Member
Anne Y. Lin (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Member
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Member
Todd D. Sorensen (University of Minnesota) Member
Robert E. Lamb (Mercer University) Member
Investment Committee

The Investment Committee shall be comprised of the President, Treasurer, Immediate past chairs of the three Councils and one member at large from the Finance Committee. It shall be the duty of the Committee to advise the Board of Directors on the management of Association investment funds.

2020–21 Committee

David P. Zgarrick (Northeastern University) Chair
David A. Holdford (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Robert E. Lamb (Mercer University) 
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) 
Anne Y. Lin (Notre Dame of Maryland University)
Russell B. Melchert (University of Missouri-Kansas City) 
Craig D. Cox (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) 
Sibu Ramamurthy (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for AACP Officers may consist of five members, including the Immediate Past President who shall be the Chair, and to include two from the Council of Deans and two from the Council of Faculties. 

members are to select candidates for President-elect from among active members of the Association.

2020–2021 Committee

Todd D. Sorensen (University of Minnesota) Chair
Cindy L. Ziegler (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

Akash J. Alexander (Long Island University) Member

Craig T. Cox (Texas Tech University) Member

Tracy M. Hagemann (The University of Tennessee) Member

David Holdford (Virginia Commonwealth University) Member

Russell B. Melchert (University of Missouri at Kansas City) Member

Daniel C. Robinson (Western University of Health Sciences) Member
Debra Parker (University of Findlay) Member

Brian W. Wlison (Harding University) Member

Special and Advisory Committees

Special and Advisory Committees contribute to the Association by providing technical expertise or advice in specific areas such as admissions, the Journal, etc.

Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee

The AACP Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee will counsel the Association on programming with the goal of providing relevant and high-value content that will enhance the professional development of workshop attendees. The Committee was formed in response to a recommendation in the 2018-2019 AACP Student Affairs Standing Committee report.

2021–22 Committee

Donald A. Godwin (The University of New Mexico) Chair
Michael A. Dietrich (Midwestern University - Glendale) 
Dale E. English (Sullivan University) 
Julie Olenak (Wilkes University)
Steven C. Stoner (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Thomas TenHoeve (University of Illinois at Chicago)  
Susan S. Vos (The University of Iowa)
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Katie O. Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The AACP Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee will counsel the Association on programming with the goal of providing relevant and high-value content that will enhance the professional development of workshop attendees. The committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Assist AACP in revamping the annual admissions workshop to promote a greater alignment with the AACP Strategic Plan and enrich the applicant pipeline.
  • Develop a program theme, outline, and educational content structure that will further promote the professional development and leadership skills of personnel in the areas of admissions, recruitment, and student affairs.
  • Identify programming models for other organizations that might be adopted or modified for use in the admissions workshop program.
  • Review the call for session abstracts communication and assist in the identification of potential external speakers (pending budget approval).
  • Review and recommend abstracts to be presented with an understanding that institutional and member representation must be balanced.
  • Assist in the development of a post-workshop assessment instrument for attendees.
AJPE Editorial Board

The Journal shall be advised by an Editorial Board consisting of faculty representing a variety of institutions and disciplines from within the Academy. Board members shall be consulted regarding various operations associated with the Journal, including but not limited to manuscript types and guidelines, strategic planning and goals, and mission and scope. Board members are expected to help advance the Journal in collaboration the Editorial Team. The Board shall consist of 24 members serving an initial term of 3 years with an option to renew for a second 3-year term. Board members shall be appointed by the AACP president in consultation with the Journal editor and associate editors.     

2020–2021 Editorial Board

Institutional Research and Assessment Committee

The charge of the Institutional Research and Assessment Committee is to provide the Association with discussion and recommendations for changes or additions to existing surveys and/or additional surveys to be added to AACP's Institutional Research and Effectiveness portfolio. The committee will have one on-site meeting at the AACP office during the year with possible conference calls to complete the charges.  

2020–21 Committee

Jacqueline M. Zeeman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Chair
Timothy Gladwell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) 
Curtis G. Jefferson (University of Washington) 
Anandi V. Law (Western University of Health Sciences) 
David F. Maize (University of the Incarnate Word) 
Rae R. Matsumoto (University of the Pacific) 
Michael J. Rudolph (University of Kentucky) 
Lynda S. Welage (University of Minnesota) 
Mary E. Kiersma (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) Liaison Member
Jamie Taylor (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Nancy Nguyen (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
PCAT Advisory Committee

The PCAT Advisory Committee counsels the Association and The Pearson Corporation in the development, administration and promotion of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test and related assessment tools for pharmacy applicants and students. The Panel assists in the enhancement of the standardized test so institutions may better use it as an effective tool to predict the academic success of pharmacy applicants. 

2021–22 Committee

Lisa Lebovitz (University of Maryland) Chair
Shauna M. Buring (University of Florida)
Renee M. DeHart (Samford University) 
Kamila A. Dell (University of South Florida)
Jason S. Haney (Medical University of South Carolina) 
Paul W. Jungnickel (Auburn University) 
Ann M. Philbrick (University of Minnesota) 
Mimi Qurashi (George Mason University) NAAHP Liaison
Caroline Sierra (Loma Linda University) 
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Pharm4Me Champions Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Pharm4Me Champions Advisory Committee is to promote the pharmacy profession. The vision of the committee is that prospective students, educators, advisors, and communities understand and appreciate contemporary pharmacy education and career opportunities. The expected outcome is an increase to the number of qualified applicants who apply to pharmacy school.

2021–22 Committee

Heidi Fuchs (Touro College) Chair
Lisa N. Stone (Roseman University of Health Sciences) Vice Chair
Tiffany Davis (Marshall University)
Lindsey Dayer (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Amy D. Grant (University of South Carolina)
Chloe Lipking (University of South Florida)
Erik D. Maki (Drake University)
Darnae' G. Parks (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Mimi Qurashi (George Mason University) NAAHP Liaison
Mohd Shahid (Chicago State University)
Amy B. Werremeyer (North Dakota State University)
Rosie Walker (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
PharmCAS Advisory Committee

The PharmCAS™ Advisory Committee counsels the Association and Liaison International on the development and promotion of the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). 

2021–22 Committee

Jennifer L. Clutter (West Virginia University) Chair
Gwen Chretien (University of South Florida)
Dustin T. Christensen-Grant (Roseman University of Health Sciences)
Amy Diepenbrock (University of the Incarnate Word)
Amber Hawk (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Mimi Qurashi (George Mason University) NAAHP Liaison
Nikki Mellen (University of South Carolina)
Bill Nichols (Belmont University) 
Kevin O. Rynn (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Laurel A. Sampognaro (The University of Louisiana Monroe) 
Joel P. Spiess (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Kristopher G. Virga (William Carey University)
Krystal L. Ward (The University of New Mexico)
Nicole Iarossi (Liaison International) PharmCAS Liaison
Katie O. Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The PharmCAS™ Advisory Committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Ensuring the centralized application service is designed to meet the needs of academic pharmacy and prospective student pharmacists;
  • Ensuring the centralized application service is operationally and fiscally sound;
  • Promoting PharmCAS™ to AACP member institutions, prospective applicants, health professions advisors, and other related organizations; and
  • Evaluating system performance and recommendations for enhancements.
PharmGrad Advisory Committee

The PharmGrad Advisory Committee counsels the Association and Liaison International on the development and promotion of the Pharmacy Graduate Application Service (PharmGrad). 

2021–22 Committee

Jason M. Hartfield (Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy) Chair
Jordana S. Berry (Mercer University)
Julie A. Cogley-Pifko (Manchester University)
Kimberly J. Dunn (Campbell University)
Justin Hadley (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Rose J. Llanos-Almeida (Nova Southeastern University) 
Innokentiy Maslennikov (Chapman University) 
Nicole Iarossi (Liaison International, Inc.) PharmGrad Liaison 
Katie O. Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The PharmGrad Advisory Committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Ensuring the centralized application service is designed to meet the needs of academic pharmacy and prospective graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences;
  • Ensuring the centralized application service is operationally and fiscally sound;
  • Promoting PharmGrad to AACP member institutions, prospective applicants, health professions advisors, and other related organizations; 
  • Evaluating system performance and recommendations for enhancements; and
  • Counseling AACP on the challenges and opportunities in the recruitment of students in pharmacy graduate programs.
Strategic Planning Committee

Practice has been to engage a seven-member committee, with the president-elect as chair, the treasurer, and the chairs-elect of all three sections and immediate past chairs of the Council of Deans and the Council of Faculties as members.

2020–2021 Committee

Stuart T. Haines (The University of Mississippi) Chair
Lucinda L. Maine (AACP) Staff Liaison
Renae Chesnut (Drake University) Member
Craig D. Cox (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) Member
Pamela C. Heaton (University of Cincinnati) Member
Russell B. Melchert (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Member
Jennifer M. Trujillo (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Member
David P. Zgarrick (Northeastern University) Member

Awards Committees

Awards Committees aid in selecting and recommending candidates for the Association’s awards

Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award

The charge of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award Committee is to:

  • Select one candidate to forward to the Board of Directors to be recognized as the recipient of the 2021 Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award.
  • Review the current selection criteria and suggest necessary changes for consideration by the Board of Directors.

2020–21 Committee

Susan M. Meyer (University of Pittsburgh) Chair  
Gayle Brazeau (Marshall University) Member  
Tracy M. Hagemann (University of Tennessee) Member
Lindsay Hahn (Belmont University) Member
Noha Salama (St Louis College of Pharmacy) Member
Nephy Samuel (Texas A&M University) Member
Steven A. Scott (Purdue University) Member
Kelly Ragucci (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research

The charge of the Paul R. Dawson Award Committee is to:

  1. Select one recipient to forward to the Board of Directors to be recognized as the recipient of the 2021 Paul R. Dawson Award.
  2. Review the current selection criteria and suggest necessary changes for consideration by the Board of Directors.

2020–21 

 Chair
Karen S. Hudmon (Purdue University) Chair
Betty A. Chewning (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Member
Christine Eisenhower (University of Rhode Island) Member
Michelle Musser (Ohio Northern University) Member
Rachel R. Ogden (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) Member
Alan J. Zillich (Purdue University) Member
Pramit A. Nadpara (Virginia Commonwealth University) Member
Kelly Ragucci (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award

Eytan A. Klausner (Chair), South College
Lauren R. Biehle, University of Wyoming
Lindsay Hahn, Belmont University
Katherine Kelley, The Ohio State University
Cortney M.  Mospan, Wingate University
Shankar Munusamy, Drake University
James J. Nawarskas, The University of New Mexico
Ashley Woodruff, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York    
Michelle T. Assa-Eley (AACP Staff Liaison)

Rufus A. Lyman Award

The Rufus A. Lyman Award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

2020–2021 Committee

Gayle A. Brazeau, Marshall University (Chair)
Frank Romanelli, University of Kentucky (Co-chair)
Daniel R. Kennedy, Western New England University
Pramit A. Nadpara, Virginia Commonwealth University
Anastasia M. Rivkin, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Prashant Sakharkar, Roosevelt University
Ashley Woodruff, University at Buffalo
Kristine Krebs, AACP Staff Liason

Master Preceptor Recognition Award

The purpose of the Master Preceptor Recognition Program (MPRP) is to recognize preceptors who are not full-time employees of a school/college of pharmacy for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. 

2020–2021 Committee

Kim D. Tanzer (Western New England University) Chair
Thomas Maggio (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Ahmed Abdelmageed (Manchester University) Member
Marshall E. Cates (Samford University) Member
Melissa M. Dinkins (Wingate University) Member
Michael B. Doherty (University of Cincinatti) Member
Monica L. Miller (Purdue University) Member
Christopher S. Wisniewski (Medical University of South Carolina) Member
Volwiler Research Achievement Award

The charge of the Volwiler Research Achievement Award Committee is to:

  1. Select one recipient to forward to the Board of Directors to be recognized as the recipient of the 2021 Volwiler Award.
  2. Review the current selection criteria and suggest necessary changes for consideration by the Board of Directors.

2020–21 Committee Members

Rodney J. Ho (University of Washington) Chair
Kim R. Brouwer (UNC) Member
Cale D. Fahrenholtz (High Point University) Member
Paul O. Gubbins (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Member
Heidi M. Mansour (University of Arizona) Member
Rae R. Matsumoto (Touro University California) Member
Sarah Plummer (Marshall University) Member
Kelly Ragucci (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

Ad hoc Committees and Task Forces

Ad hoc committees and task forces appointed for very specific tasks and timeframes

Professionalism and Social Media Task Force

The 2021-2022 AACP Professionalism and Social Media Task Force is examining the appropriate use of social media to express one’s feelings and opinions. Given that social media is often perceived as a “semi-private” space, it is unclear to students, faculty, and staff what the appropriate use of social media is and when there has been a transgression of professional conduct.

2021–2022 Committee

Cathy L. Worrall (Medical University of South Carolina) Chair
Sara Wettergreen (University of Colorado) Vice Chair
Jeff J. Cain (University of Kentucky)
Daijah M. Davis (Presbyterian College)
Zachary Noel (University of Maryland)
Michelle L. Seegert (The University of Toledo)
Jonathan Thigpen (Samford University)
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The Professionalism and Social Media Task Force will:

  • Review the current social media landscape and how it is being used for both personal and professional purposes; provide examples of how lapses in professional conduct online have negatively impacted individuals and institutions.
  • Provide examples of both appropriate and inappropriate social media use by pharmacy professionals and educators for both personal and professional purposes.
  • Develop guiding principles for students, faculty, and staff that AACP and member institutions can adopt.