Nicole Kwiek, PhD appointed Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies

July 13, 2018

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Effective July 1, 2018, Dr. Nicole Kwiek has been appointed Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Pharmacy. This appointment is for a four year period and is subject to annual review.

In this administrative role, Dr. Kwiek will be responsible for: setting the vision for the college’s undergraduate-targeted efforts (including the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science program, the Pharmaceutical Sciences minor, General Education instruction, and other new undergraduate-targeted initiatives); providing leadership for the development, execution, and continuous quality improvement of undergraduate curricular and co-curricular activities; collaborating with college partners to ensure an educational continuum across the undergraduate and graduate/professional student experience; representing undergraduate programs on campus and with other key stakeholders; managing and resolving program issues; and working with others to advance scholarship within the pharmaceutical sciences teaching and learning field. She will develop and maintain sustainable business models for undergraduate programs that allow for innovation and growth, and will work closely with the College’s Associate Deans for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, Graduate Studies, and Outreach and Engagement along with the division chairs and the Office of Student Affairs. This is a 50% time appointment reporting to the dean of the college.  

Dr. Kwiek is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacology. Her research and outreach activities focus on the use of pharmacology as a context to engage science learners. Dr. Kwiek co-founded and co-leads Generation Rx, a national initiative aimed at promoting awareness of safe medication-taking practices and the dangers of prescription drug misuse. She is the Director of the Generation Rx Laboratory, an educational research laboratory at the Center for Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio. She also created the popular Pills, Potions, and Poisons summer science enrichment program for high school students. She is a multiple recipient of the College’s Bachelor of Science in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award and an inductee of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Academy of Pharmacology Educators.