Susan M. Meyer, Ph.D.
Susan M. Meyer, PhD, is associate dean for education and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Meyer received a BS in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and received her MS and PhD degrees in pharmacy practice education from Purdue University. In 2001, Dr. Meyer was recognized as a Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Alumna for significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy.
From 1987 through 1990, Dr. Meyer served as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice and administration at the College of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As a faculty member at Rutgers, Dr. Meyer was selected as Teacher of the Year and was twice acknowledged for her dedication and service to the undergraduate community. Twenty years later, in 2010, Dr. Meyer was selected as Faculty Member of the Year for outstanding leadership by the Academy of Students of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh.
From 1990 to 2006, Dr. Meyer served as a staff member for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators.
Dr. Meyer’s activities since she joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2006 focus on curricular and institutional quality improvement, instructional design and assessment, faculty development, and interprofessional health professions education. Dr. Meyer convenes the Working Group on Interprofessional Education, composed of academic leaders from the six health sciences schools at the University.
Dr. Meyer represents pharmacy education on the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, an interprofessional group convened by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research to advance the education of future health care professionals in the areas of clinical prevention and population health. In 2010-11, Dr. Meyer participated as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative* Expert Panel that authored "Core Competencies for Interprofessional Practice."
- 2001 Distinguished Alumna, Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, for significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy.
- "Strategies for Supporting Change in the Pharmacy Curriculum". Panel on Best Practices in Dealing with National Accrediting Agencies, 48th Annual Deans' Conference, American Dental Education Association, in La Jolla, California, November 2006.
- "Interprofessional Approaches to Teaching Clinical Prevention and Population Health". Panel on Current issues in Teaching Prevention and Population Health Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, in Washington, DC, June 2006.
- "Overview of Contemporary Pharmacy Education". Congressional Staff Briefing on US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy: Building Healthier Rural Communities through Education, Research and Service in Washington, DC, June 2005.
- Nemire, Ruth E. and Meyer, Susan M., "Educating Students for Practice: Educational Outcomes and Community Experience," Am. J. Pharm. Educ. 70(1):article 20 (2006).
- Popovich, Nicholas G., Davis, Patrick J., Fuhrman, L. Clifton, Haddad, Amy M., Monk-Tutor, Mary M., Romanelli, Frank, and Meyer, Susan M., "Ensuring Individual Success in an Academic Career: Report of the 2004-05 Academic Affairs Committee," Am. J. Pharm. Educ. 69(5): article S20 (2005).
- Boyce, Eric G., Maldonado, Wanda T., Murphy, Nanci L., Robinson, Evan T., Winter, Michael E., Boyer, J. Gregory, and Meyer, Susan M., "Building a Process for Program Quality Enhancement in Pharmacy Education:Report of the 2003-04 Academic Affairs Committee," Am. J. Pharm. Educ. 68(suppl): article S7 (2004).
- Meyer SM. Competence for pharmaceutical care, Chapter 15. In Pharmaceutical Care, Penna and Knowlton (Editors). Bethesda (MD): American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2002.
- Meyer SM, Penna RP. Promoting excellence in teaching in pharmaceutical education: The Master Teacher Credentialing Program. In New Directions for Teaching and Learning, no. 65: Honoring Exemplary Teaching, Menges RJ, Svinicki MD (Editors). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 1996.
- Chalmers RK, Grotpeter JJ, Hollenbeck RG, Nickman NA, Zlatic TD, Loacker G, Meyer SM, Changing to an outcome-based, assessment-guided curriculum: A report of the focus group on liberalization of the professional curriculum," American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 58;1994:108-115.