Council of Sections


Council of Sections (COS)

The Council of Sections (COS) is composed of the administrative officers (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair) of all AACP Sections and Administrative Board that represents the collective interests of the Sections. AACP Members may join up to two Sections. For a full description of each Section and the officers please see the list of Sections below.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Council of Sections is to represent and advocate for the collective interests of the Sections of the Association. 

COS Administrative Board

The primary focus of the Administrative Board is to represent the collective interests of the academic disciplines within pharmacy education to the Association and its Board of Directors (BOD). The Administrative Board provides leadership to the Sections through policy development and programming. The Administrative Board acts through its representatives on the Association's BOD and through efforts to facilitate Section activities that align with the mission and the strategic plan of AACP.

Pamela C. Heaton (University of Cincinnati) Chair
Lakesha M. Butler (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Chair-elect
Bernadette K. Brown (Butler University) Immediate Past Chair
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex (Midwestern University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Terri Smith Moore (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

Specific objectives of the Administrative Board include:

  • Advocate for the resolutions and policy proposals brought forward by the individual Sections to the BOD;
  • Coordinate programming for the individual Sections as well as collaborate with the Council of Faculties (COF) and Council of Deans (COD);
  • Coordinate task forces pertaining to the interests of multiple Sections; and
  • Coordinate, communicate and partner with the COF and the COD on selected projects or programs.

List of Sections

Administrative Services

This Section cultivates a professional environment among its members to foster the development of excellence, innovation and leadership in all professional endeavors including administration, practice, scholarship and service within the organization, the larger academic community, and the healthcare professions.


Jennifer A. Henriksen (Manchester University) Chair
Kyle M. Sousa (Loma Linda University) Chair-elect
Jennifer L. Adams (Idaho State University) Immediate Past Chair
Shauna M. Buring (University of Florida) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Biological Sciences

This Section provides a forum for the exchange of ideas pertinent to the effective teaching of biological science-based material in the professional curriculum of colleges of pharmacy and the promotion of effective biological sciences whose content is based primarily on biological facts and principles.


Diane M. Calinski (Manchester University) Chair
Shankar Munusamy (Drake University) Chair-elect
Lila P. LaGrange (University of the Incarnate Word) Immediate Past Chair
Erica Rowe (South College) Secretary of Knowledge Management

This Section exists to represent pharmacy educators in the development and implementation of programs and policies which facilitate the provision of a sound chemical foundation in professional and graduate curricula.


Anand Sridhar (MCPHS University-Boston) Chair
Christopher W. Cunningham (Concordia University Wisconsin) Chair-elect
Guiseppe Gumina (Presbyterian College) Immediate Past Chair
Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Continuing Professional Development

This Section’s objective is to provide a forum for professional dialogue and cooperative effort among its members and related groups for the exchange of information, ideas, and techniques in the field of Continuing Professional Development.


Hoai-An Truong (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Chair
Diane Yoon (University of Southern California) Chair-elect
James Wheeler (The University of Tennessee) Immediate Past Chair
Zhe Amy Wang (Touro College of Pharmacy-New York) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Drug Information and Library Science

The Drug Information and Library Science Section (formerly Library and Information Science Section) supports librarians, pharmacists, and other professionals who are involved in pharmacy education and/or practice related to drug information, literature evaluation, evidence-based medicine, informatics, scholarly communication and publishing, information/data literacy, teaching technologies and methods, and other related topics.


Christopher S. Wisniewski (Medical University of South Carolina) Chair
Emily F. Gorman (University of Maryland) Chair-elect
Vacant Immediate Past Chair
Sherril J. Brown (The University of Montana) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Experiential Education

This Section promotes excellence in experiential education, develops, maintains and supports networking, fosters innovation, and disseminates best practices.


Rucha Bond (Virginia Commonwealth University) Chair
Vincent C. Dennis (The University of Oklahoma) Chair-elect
Kim D. Tanzer (Texas A&M University) Immediate Past Chair
Tina J. Kanmaz (St. John's University) Secretary of Knowledge Management

This Section enhances the delivery of pharmaceutical care by providing a forum for exchange of information and expertise that supports the discovery and promotes understanding of the unique body of knowledge known as pharmaceutics.


Deborah L. Elder (The University of Georgia) Chair
Omathanu P. Perumal (South Dakota State University) Chair-elect
Asish K. Dutta (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Immediate Past Chair
Jianqin Lu (The University of Arizona) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Pharmacy Practice

This Section represents faculty engaged in pharmacy practice and the clinical sciences, works to advance pharmacy practice education through research and dialogue in teaching methods and curriculum design and promotes the acquisition of new knowledge through independent or collaborative research on the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, sociologic or therapeutic aspects of clinical drug use.


Kristi W. Kelley (Auburn University) Chair
Nancy Borja-Hart (The University of Tennessee) Chair-elect
Jill S. Borchert (The Midwestern University) Immediate Past Chair
Cynthia Moreau (Nova Southeastern University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Social and Administrative Sciences

This Section encourages, in the broadest and most liberal manner, the advancement of the teaching methods in the social and administrative sciences; the improvement of the qualification and usefulness of teachers of the social and administrative sciences through the development of high standards of professional ethics and education; and by its professional contacts, reports, discussions, papers, meetings and activities to maintain pharmaceutical education at a high level.


Nicholas E. Hagemeier (East Tennessee State University) Chair
Leticia Moczygemba (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair-elect
Jamie C. Barner (The University of Texas at Austin) Immediate Past Chair
Mary K. Gurney (Midwestern University) Secretary of Knowledge Management