Administration

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Dean, School of Pharmacy

Steven Swanson, PhD

 

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Mel de Villiers, B Pharm, M Sc, PhD, PgDip
  • Responsible for overall curriculum (Pharm D, Pharmacology/Toxicology) development and implementation
  • Oversight of assessment of academic programs
  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Timetable
  • Student academic problems
  • PharmD accreditation
  • Summer Session Dean
  • School of Pharmacy Committees:  Student Promotion; Equity & Diversity; Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station Advisory Board; PharmD Admissions Committee

 

Associate Dean, Administration

Adam W. Whitehorse, BBA
  • Business Office functions – Payroll; purchasing; stockroom
  • Personnel – Appointments; recruitment authorizations; personnel actions
  • Facilities Planning – Long-Term Plans; Proposal Development
  • Budget Planning & Development – Annual; Biennial; Management

 

Associate Dean, Student & Academic Affairs

Karen Kopacek, RPh
  • Student Services:
    – Professional & undergraduate degree
    – Academically-oriented activities including approval of: program change requests, course audits, and professional lecctures
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum development & implementation
  • Policy and procedures
  • School of Pharmacy Committees – Student Promotion, Educational Policy and Planning
  • Summer Session Dean

 

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Ron Burnette, PhD
  • Manage school policies, procedures, structure, and timelines for Executive Committee review of faculty renewal, promotion, and tenure/indefinite appointment
  • Enhance faculty development
  • Work toward improving faculty diversity and climate
  • Chair the Faculty Activities Review Committee and serve on the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Equity and Diversity Action Committee

 

Associate Dean, Research

Paul Marker, PhD
  • Serve as liaison to the Graduate School – Represent the School of Pharmacy on the UW-Madison Associate Deans for Research Committee; Oversee Compliance with state and federal regulations for conflict of interest, animals, humans, etc.
  • Chair committees related to the school’s research enterprise – Research, Safety, Animal use
  • Participate, as needed, in periodic graduate program reviews (led by AD for Academic Affairs)
  • Oversee Analytical Instrumentation Center, Animal Facility, Electronics Shop, etc.

 

 


Assistant Deans


Assistant Dean, Experiential Education

Mara Kieser, MS, RPh
  • Coordination & administration of Pharm.D. Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences:
  • Development and implementation of educational objectives
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience site development
  • Clinical Instructor training
  • Student Placement Pharmacy Practice Experience evaluation by/of students and clinical instructors
  • Certification of Pharmacy Practice Experience hours
  • Director – UW School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program
  • SOP Committees
    • Awards and Citations; Experiential Learning Program; Health; Quality Review Council; Educational Policy and Planning
    • Academic advising; student records – DPH-4 students

 

Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies

Charles T. Lauhon, PhD
  • Graduate Programs – Admissions; Records; new student orientation; fellowships; program evaluation
  • Graduate Recruitment – Bulletin(s); brochure; site visits
  • Teaching Assistants – Appointments; training; records

 

Assistant Dean, Admissions

Jeremy Altschafl, MA
  • Coordinate and manage the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Pharmacology – Toxicology (Pharm-Tox) programs admissions process from recruitment to matriculation
  • Serve as the primary liaison regarding admissions to campus units and the AACP
  • Co-chair the faculty Admissions Committee
  • Collaborate with relevant committees (Admissions, Assessment, Curriculum, Student Promotion, and Scholarships) to monitor how admissions criteria relate to student success and matriculation

 

Assistant Dean, Assessment, Teaching and Learning

Beth Martin, PhD, MS, RPh
  • Develop / refine / evaluate assessment measures and effective and efficient processes for collecting, interpreting and utilizing student learning outcome data
  • Provide guidance to the SoP regarding its instructional mission
  • Collaborate with faculty/staff on developing programming and resources that support evidence-based practices in teaching, learning, and assessment
  • Assessment Committee Chair

 

Assistant Dean, Outreach & Professional Development

Erik, Burns, MA, MBA, EdD
  • Development, planning, administration of continuing education programs for pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry world-wide

Assistant Dean, Research Administration

Sharon M. Vetter, BA
  • Internal policies and procedures development
  • Funding application approval and signature on behalf of the Dean
  • Contracts and material transfer agreements review
  • Monetary gifts and gifts-in-kind processing
  • Post-award administration
  • Research and sponsored programs and funding agencies liaison

Division Chairs


Pharmacy Practice Division Chair

Barry E. Gidal, PharmD, RPh
1032 Rennebohm Hall
Phone: 608-262-3280
 

 

Pharmaceutical Sciences Division Chair

Ron Burnette, PhD, PharmD
5109 Rennebohm Hall
Phone: 608-263-5453
 

 

Social & Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy Division Chair

David A. Mott., PhD
2521 Rennebohm Hall
Phone: 608-262-3454

 

Division of Professional Pharmacy Development Chair

Erik Burns, MA, MBA, EdD
2521 Rennebohm Hall
Phone: 608-262-3454