School of Pharmacy achieves hiring goals

Note: Manchester changed its name to Manchester University and the College of Pharmacy on July 1, 2012.

News release (December 2, 2011)

Manchester College announced today that it has achieved the goals of its hiring plan for the new School of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “With eight leadership team members, 18 faculty and five additional staff hired, we are well positioned and prepared to teach the first year’s courses to our first class of students,” interim dean David McFadden said.

“Many people believe in the mission of the Manchester College School of Pharmacy and that has made all the difference in our ability to attract talented people to build an outstanding pharmacy program,” added McFadden. The School plans to employ approximately 50 total people when fully staffed. Classes are scheduled to begin August 13, 2012.

Recent major appointments include: Joe Bonnarens, Ph.D., associate dean of student affairs; Mary Kiersma, Pharm.D. and Ph.D., director of assessment; Lorinda Sheppard, Ph.D., director of instructional design; Ahmed Abdelmageed, Pharm.D., associate director of experiential education.

Additional faculty include: Robert Beckett, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor pharmacy practice; Abby Keiser, Pharm. D., clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Dustin Linn, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Andrea Murray, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Kathryn Rodeffer, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Trent Towne, Pharm. D., clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice; Dennis Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences; Yu-Chieh (Jack) Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences; Ningning Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

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