Editors & Peer Coaches

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Jeanine Abrons

J Abrons profile photoJeanine is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.  She has two distinct focuses in teaching – 1) writing and editing and 2) global health for underserved patient populations. She currently mentors numerous students in their pursuit of global health related initiatives. She is actively involved in health promotion/health prevention through health screenings, her role as Co-Director of Mobile Clinics, and her work in Dominica where she is currently being licensed. Jeanine displays passion for individualization while coordinating professional engagement, introduction to pharmacy topics in global health, and introduction to travel medicine.

Jeff Cain

Cain profile photoJeff is an Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He teaches pharmacy management and an innovative thinking elective course and directs the school’s Teaching & Learning Program for pharmacy residents. He has worked in the fields of higher education and technology since 1999 and has numerous publications and presentations pertaining to social media, teaching and learning, instructional technology, and contemporary higher education issues.

Ashley Castleberry


Ashley is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She teaches Pharmacology to first and second year students along with coordinating teaching electives and academic APPE rotations for third and fourth year students. Educational scholarship interests include metacognition, reflection, active learning, simulation, OSCEs, and summative examinations. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and playing cars and trains with her sons.

Craig Cox

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Craig is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Vice Chair of Experiential Programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.  He has been in academia since 2000 and held an experiential administrative position for the past 16 years.  He teaches in the Advanced Cardiology and Critical Care elective courses, but most of his teaching responsibility is as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students on an adult medicine rotation.  He has held a number of leadership positions within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and his current research interests are preceptor development and quality assurance/improvement related to experiential education.  In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events and traveling the world.

Michael Gonyeau

Professional Photo (002)Michael is a Clinical Professor and serves as the Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences at the Northeastern University School of Pharmacy. He focuses on curriculum and co-curriculum development and delivery, developing/implementing new instructional strategies, methods & technologies, while maintaining a general medicine practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Educational scholarship interests include: curriculum and course design/innovation, as well as the scholarship of application.

Kristin Janke

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Kristin is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems and Director of the Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.  She teaches pharmacy students in the leadership emphasis area, residents in the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency and graduate students in the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program.  Her scholarly interests include:  unique methods for student leadership development, enhancing assessment practices in colleges/schools of pharmacy and broadening publication options for the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Jessica Johnson

Jessica_JohnsonJess is an Associate Professor and also serves as Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She most enjoys teaching in the co-curricular and experiential areas of the curriculum, helping student pharmacists engage in professional identity formation through service-learning and professional advocacy. In her spare time, she waters her houseplants and plays video games with her husband and two daughters.

Cherie Lucas

Cherie LucasCherie is a Senior Lecturer of Pharmacy Clinical Practice at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia and Director of Experiential Placements for the Master of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy (International) degrees. She has developed and implemented novel teaching, learning, and assessment strategies into curriculum including the RACA (Reflective Ability Clinical Assessment) and RIPE models (Reflective Interprofessional Education Model) to enhance communication, collaboration and students’ ability to make better-informed clinical decisions in practice. Her scholarly interests include: reflective practice, reliable assessment strategies, interprofessional education, interprofessional collaboration, and social media health decisions. In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing, visiting art galleries, museums, and markets and loves the theater and musicals.

Jennifer Mazan

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Jennifer is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus with an ambulatory care practice site in family medicine at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic.  She serves as the course director for several skills-based courses and is committed to ensuring students master the skills required for IPPE and APPE rotations.  Scholarly interests include the development of effective of teaching methods and assessments for various pharmacy skills including patient counseling, and veterinary pharmacy.  In her free time she enjoys, painting, dog obedience training and spending time with her husband and adult children.

Simon Tweddell


Simon is Interim Head of the School of Chemistry and Biosciences and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Bradford in the UK. He has been in academia since 1997 and teaches across all levels of the Bradford MPharm program. During 2011, Simon project managed the development of a new employer-informed, outcomes-based pharmacy curriculum, which is delivered predominantly by Team-Based Learning.  Simon is an accredited consultant-trainer in Team-Based Learning and more recently set up the European Team-Based Learning Community. Simon is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015.  In his spare time he enjoys cooking, travelling, walking, swimming and playing bridge.

Kali M. VanLangen

Kali is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy with anVanLangen_Headshot Internal Medicine practice at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the coordinator for all skills-based assessments in the second and third professional years of the PharmD program. Her educational research interests include assessing students’ readiness to enter Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and the longitudinal assessment of patient care skills and Entrustable Professional Activities. In her free time, Kali enjoys spending time with her husband and two spunky daughters doing various outdoor activities.

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