College of Pharmacy Promotes Faculty Members to New Roles

09/16/2014

The College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the following faculty positions have been filled: Jennifer Rodis has been appointed assistant dean for outreach and engagement; Jim McAuley has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs; Nicole Kwiek has been appointed director of undergraduate studies; Bella Mehta has been appointed director of continuing development; and Katherine Kelley has been appointed associate dean for assessment and strategic initiatives.

Dean Henry Mann appointed the internal candidates with consultation from the college’s executive committee. All of the appointments will be for five years.

Rodis will assume the responsibilities of overseeing community and professional service efforts, assisting Dean Mann in maintaining relationships with professional organizations, overseeing professional development efforts for pharmacists and preceptors, and directing the college’s global initiatives. She will also hold the position of associate professor of clinical pharmacy.

McAuley will provide administrative oversight for the PharmD and bachelor of science (BSPS) programs, provide leadership for the Office of Experiential Education and the Office of Student Affairs, and assist with faculty development efforts related to teaching and learning. He will also hold the title of professor of pharmacy practice and administration.

Kwiek will be responsible for leading the BSPS program, including representing the program on campus and managing undergraduate student issues in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs. She will also continue her role as a clinical assistant professor. 

Mehta will direct efforts to continue professional development for pharmacists, oversee a task force for creating a center for innovative practice and entrepreneurship, serve as continuing education provider through the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, and develop experimental education programs in collaboration with the Office of Experiential Education. She will also remain as an associate professor of clinical pharmacy.

Kelley’s appointment will be a restructuring of her current position. She will provide long-term strategic focus and oversight for the collection of and reporting of organizational outcomes. She will also continue as a clinical associate professor.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with this group of talented and driven individuals who will help usher in exciting initiatives and practices at the college,” said Dean Mann. “Join me in congratulating our faculty members as they step into these important roles.”