Faculty Profiles

Lorin Sheppard Lorin Sheppard, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Design, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
260-470-2670
lsheppard@manchester.edu

Dr. Lorin Sheppard joined the College of Pharmacy in August 2011. She works collaboratively with faculty and administrators in leading the design, development, implementation and assessment of instructional strategies and methods at all levels within the School. She serves on academic committees and teaches coursework related to pharmacy practice. Dr. Sheppard has taught a variety of coursework pertaining to learning and teaching methodologies, and most recently was director of curriculum and instruction at Michigan Fitness Foundation in Okemos, Mich. She earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Michigan State University.

Areas of interest/Recent projects

  • Student motivation
  • Stages of intellectual development
  • Instructional methods
  • Feedback

Publications/Presentations/Posters

  • Sheppard, L. (September 2013). Educational “Pearl”: Memory, Part I. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (August 2013). Educational “Pearl”: On Consciousness and Competence. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. & Kiersma, M. (July 2013). Benefits to Pharmacy School Faculty of Reviewing Peers’ Teaching. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Caudill, W. & Sheppard, L. (July 2013). Teaching Professional Degree Students to Read Critically. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Gryka, R.J, Frame, T., Kiersma, M.E., Chen, A.M., Sheppard, L., & Cailor, S.M. (July 2013). Evaluation of student confidence of science between didactic and team-based learning formats. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Frame, T., Gryka, R.J, Kiersma, M.E., Chen, A.M., Sheppard, L., & Cailor, S.M. (July 2013). Evaluation of team perceptions regarding personality types and learning styles. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Sheppard, L. (June 2013). Educational “Pearl”: Greatest Hits. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (May 2013). Educational “Pearl”: Getting from “Easy” to “Hard.” Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (April 2013). Educational “Pearl”: Effect of Emotions on Learning. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Frame, T., Gryka, R., Kiersma, M.E., Sheppard, L., Cailor, S., & Chen, A.M.H. (March 2013). Use of Myers-Briggs personality types in the distribution of students to team-based learning groups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Kiersma, M.E., Sheppard, L., Gryka, R., Frame, T.R., & Chen, A.M.H. (March 2013.) Utilization of the Theory of Planned Behavior in developing an assessment of student perceptions of teamwork Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Sheppard, L. (March 2013). Educational “Pearl”: Teacher Immediacy. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Gryka, R., Frame, T., Kiersma, M.E., Sheppard, L., Cailor, S., & Chen, A.M.H. (February 2013). Use of Myers-Briggs personality types in the distribution of students to team-based learning groups. Presented at 13th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Sheppard, L. & Kiersma, M. (February 2013). Effectiveness and Perceptions of a Peer Teaching Evaluation Program. Presented at the 16th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (February 2013). Educational “Pearl”: Use of Photos. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. & Kiersma, M. (January 2013). Developing Rubrics. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty and staff, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. & Kiersma, M. (December 2012). Developing Rubrics. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. & Kiersma, M. (November 2012). Dealing With Difficult Students. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. & Kiersma, M. (October 2012). Question-Writing Workshop. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (August 2012). Rigor: From the Perspective of an Educational Psychologist/Instructional Designer. Presented to the Manchester University faculty as part of a panel discussion on Rigor in the Classroom. North Manchester, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (July 2012). The First Day of Class. Presented to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (June 2012). Enhancing Student Motivation. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Kiersma, M., & Sheppard, L. (May 2012). Holding Up the Mirror: Providing Effective (Practice and) Feedback. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Kiersma, M., & Sheppard, L. (May 2012). Dealing With Difficult Students. Presented to the Manchester College faculty as a professional development seminar, North Manchester, IN.
  • Sheppard, L., & Kiersma, M. (May 2012). Classroom Activities: Being the Guide on the Side. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (April 2012). Promoting Student Learning Through Student Development Activities. Presented to the Manchester Office of Student Services, North Manchester, IN.
  • Kiersma, M., & Sheppard, L. (April 2012). Writing Better Test Questions. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L., & Kiersma, M. (March 2012). Behavioral Traits. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of the School of Pharmacy 2011-2012 Seminar Series, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Kiersma, M., & Sheppard, L. (March 2012). Developing Effective Test Questions. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (February 2012). Teaching and Testing Different Types of Content. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (February 2012). Components of a Lesson (cont.) and Teaching Different Types of Content. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (January 2012). Components of a Lesson and Types of Learning. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (December 2011). Content and Components of a Lesson. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (October 2011). Goals and Objectives. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Sheppard, L. (October 2011). Introduction to Instructional Design. Presented to the Manchester College School of Pharmacy faculty as part of a professional development series on teaching, Fort Wayne, IN.

Honors/Awards:

  • Awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship by the MSU Graduate School (2002)
  • Awarded certificate of achievement and $2000 from the Michigan Agricultural Extension Service and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in recognition of a best written proposal submitted for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Grant Writing Competition (2000)
  • Awarded the Dean’s Scholar Award, the most prestigious award for advanced graduate study offered by MSU’s College of Education (1997-2000)
  • Selected for a Graduate Recruiting Fellowship by MSU’s College of Education (1997)
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