Katherine Kelley

Katherine Kelley

Katherine Kelley, PhD

Assoc Dean-Assmt & Strat Init
Secondary Title
Associate Professor-Clinical
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmacy Practice and Science
Educational Innovation and Scholarship
217B Parks Hall
Email Address
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Professional Interests

Professional Interests

Dr. Kelley is Associate Dean for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kelley received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Miami University with a minor in Music Performance and an MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Cincinnati. She worked for two major pharmaceutical companies for seven years in the areas of product development and clinical research. Dr. Kelley earned an MS in Pharmaceutical Administration and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the Ohio State University. She worked at the OSU College of Pharmacy for four years in the area of Student Affairs (1997-2001). In her current capacity, she serves on College governance, guidance, and educational committees (2006-present) and teaches in the PharmD program Pharmacy Practice Management course sequence (2004-present).

Dr. Kelley’s areas of research interest include educational assessment, program evaluation, student learning, and pharmacy education. She has chaired the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Pharmacy Assessment Collaborative and is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, having served as chair of the Institutional Research and Assessment committee (2007-2008) and Chair/Past Chair of the Assessment special interest group 2011-2016.

Support Staff
Corinne Rubright, Administrative Associate


  • 2002, Ph.D., Ohio State University, The
  • 1998, M.S., Ohio State University, The
  • 1992, M.S., University Of Cincinnati
  • 1989, B.A., Miami University


  • Outstanding Mentorship and Service, 2016 - 2016
  • Inducted to Phi Lambda Sigma, 2014
  • AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment, 2013 - 2013
  • AACP/NCPA Innovative Adherence Educators Challenge, 2012 - 2012
  • Rufus A.Lyman Award for the paper of the year in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2012 - 2012

Journal Articles

  • Alston GL, Marsh W, Castleberry AN, Kelley KA, Boyce EG. Pharmacists opinions of the value of specific applicant attributes in hiring decisions for entry-level pharmacists. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2018 Jul 07.
  • Yee GC, Janke KK, Fuller PD, Kelley KA, Scott SA, Sorensen TD. StrengthsFinder® signature themes of talent in pharmacy residents at four midwestern pharmacy schools. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018 Jan - Feb;10(1):61-65.
  • Alston GL, Marsh WA, Castleberry AN, Kelley KA, Boyce EG. Pharmacists' Opinions of the Value of CAPE Outcomes in Hiring Decisions. Am J Pharm Educ. 2017 Dec;81(10):6112.
  • Khandoobhai A, Poi M, Kelley K, Mirtallo J, Lopez B, Griffith N. National survey of comprehensive pharmacy services provided in cancer clinical trials. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Jun 01;74(11 Supplement 2):S35-S41.
  • Janke KK, Kelley KA, Sweet BV, Kuba SE. A Modified Delphi Process to Define Competencies for Assessment Leads Supporting a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016 Dec 25;80(10):167.
  • Janke KK, Farris KB, Kelley KA, Marshall VD, Plake KS, Scott SA, Sorensen TD, Yee GC. StrengthsFinder Signature Themes of Talent in Doctor of Pharmacy Students in Five Midwestern Pharmacy Schools. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 May 25;79(4):49.
  • DiVall MV, Alston GL, Bird E, Buring SM, Kelley KA, Murphy NL, Schlesselman LS, Stowe CD, Szilagyi JE. A Faculty Toolkit for Formative Assessment in Pharmacy Education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Nov 15;78(9):160.
  • Beatty SJ, Kelley KA, Ha J, Matsunami M. Measuring preadvanced practice experience outcomes as part of a PharmD capstone experience. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Oct 15;78(8):152.
  • Kelley KA, Stanke LD, Rabi SM, Kuba SE, Janke KK. Cross-validation of an instrument for measuring professionalism behaviors. Am J Pharm Educ. 2011 Nov 10;75(9):179.
  • Nahata M, Kelley K, McAuley J, Bennett M, Carnes C, Casper K, Knoell D, Pruchnicki M, Schneider P, Massaro A. Renewing vision and strategic priorities for an academic unit. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010 Feb 10;74(1):13.