2022 Distinguished Lecture Series: Adam Persky

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The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to present Adam Persky, PhD, associate dean of professional education and professor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, for a distinguished lecture titled, “Creating a path to a teaching scholar” on May 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. in Riffe 118 and virtually.

Dr. Persky teaches physiology and pharmacokinetics at UNC and has received several teaching awards, including Best Overall Instructor. He was named an Atlantic Coast Conference Teaching Scholar during the program's inaugural year and has been named a Distinguished Teaching Scholar by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  

Additionally, Dr. Persky and his colleagues have been recognized with the AACP Excellence in Assessment Awards 2017 and 2022. Dr. Persky was an associate editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and he has facilitated numerous workshops across the country and published extensively on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning.

Dr. Persky received a bachelor's in biology from Purdue University and a MS in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He completed his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Florida and did an industry-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and GlaxoSmithKline.


In health science, we transition between bench-top research and clinical research and practice and vice-versa; we ask ourselves and our students to practice evidence-based medicine. We are asking ourselves to do the same for education – to translate what we know from cognitive psychology, education, and physiology into our classrooms. There is a great deal of research pertaining to what works and what does not work with respect to student learning. We can use this research to inform our teaching (scholarly teaching) or as a basis to create new knowledge (scholarship of teaching an learning). In this session, the facilitator will differentiate between scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching, how these constructs advance teaching practices, and offer insight to go from scholarly teacher to the scholarship of teaching and learning. At the conclusion of this session you will have a better understanding of opportunities and barriers to being a teaching scholar, and have a bit of fun in the process.

By the end of this session, you can expect to have:

  1. Identified at least three (3) “lessons learned” (key concepts) that can inform your teaching practice
  2. Identified at least three (3) specific strategies to improve your scholarship of teaching and learning
  3. Identified at least two (2) useful resources and references for follow-up

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