April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

We are pleased to inform you that the search committee for dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (SPAHP) has recommended four finalists: Michael Monaghan, PharmD, professor and chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, SPAHP; Michael Nash, PharmD, professor of clinical and administrative sciences and associate dean of experiential and interprofessional education at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Louisville, Kentucky; Evan Robinson, RPh, PhD, dean at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice and SPAHP interim dean.

Thank you to the members of the SPAHP Dean Search Committee and committee chair Joan Lappe, PhD, Criss/Beirne Professor of Nursing and professor of medicine, for their work to bring forth these candidates. We offer special gratitude to Dr. Amy Wilson for serving as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Brief bios are provided here:

Michael Monaghan, PharmD, BCPS, joined the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions faculty in 1996, after serving as an associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He currently serves as professor and chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, a position he has held for the past 16 years. Dr. Monaghan obtained his PharmD from Creighton and completed a residency in clinical pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He has been a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist since 1993, and is well-published in the areas of student assessment, measuring pedagogical effectiveness, student attitudes toward change in the learning environment, distance education, technology in education, and measurement of clinical education. Dr. Monaghan’s research interests include the pharmacists’ role in primary care, medication therapy management, diabetes care, curricular assessment, and measuring professional competence.

James “Jamie” Nash, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at Mercer University in Atlanta, and a Master of Public Health at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He completed a general pharmacy practice residency at the University of Colorado and a primary care residency at the University of Texas. He is working toward a PhD in higher education leadership from Liberty University. Dr. Nash is board-certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and licensed as a pharmacist in Colorado, Florida, and Kentucky. He has practiced and held academic appointments in a variety of settings, including Kaiser Permanente, Humana, Total Therapeutic Management, Ohio State University, Regis University, and Sullivan University, and has served in college and university administrative roles. Dr. Nash is professor of clinical and administrative sciences and associate dean of experiential and interprofessional education at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Louisville, Kentucky.

Evan Robinson, RPh, PhD, is the founding dean at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he has served since 2008. He facilitated development of the pharmacy program and in 2017 led development of an occupational therapy program. In addition to serving as dean, he served as associate provost for academic affairs from September 2016 to July 2018. Prior to joining Western New England, Dr. Robinson participated in developing two new schools of pharmacy. He received his BS in pharmacy and MS in pharmacy administration from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and his PhD in pharmacy administration from the Department of Pharmacy Care Systems at Auburn University. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed and nonpeer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and engaged in more than 90 presentations and posters on a variety of topics. Dr. Robinson was speaker of the house for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) from 2015 to 2017, and is AACP chair of the Council of Deans for the current academic year.

Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD, has been a member of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions faculty since 2000 and is the interim dean. In addition to her role as associate professor of pharmacy practice, Dr. Wilson has served as the director of the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice and associate dean for academic affairs. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton and completed a post-graduate clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. In 2009 Dr. Wilson was selected a fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Academic Leadership Fellows Program, and currently participates as a national site reviewer for the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education. Dr. Wilson’s clinical experience includes practice in acute care, drug information and medication policy development, evidence-based health care management, and health care benefit consulting.

We look forward to these candidates sharing their experience, and their visions for our School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. We hope you join us in welcoming them, as our process moves closer to naming a dean for our School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Sincerely,

Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD
President

Tom Murray, PhD
Provost