Affiliate Members - External Partners

Ben Aronson, PharmD, PhD

Ben AronsonAssistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy

My primary area of interest and expertise is the study of professional engagement and developing impactful, individualized experiences through professional organizations and outreach experiences. I am also interested in student leadership development, formal and informal peer-to-peer mentorship, and assessment of student learning.

Lara Kerwin, PharmD

Lara KerwinAssistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Division of Ambulatory Care - St. Louis College of Pharmacy​

My primary areas of interest in education-related innovation and scholarship are curricular design and assessment, mentoring and professional relationships, student-centered learning, continuing professional development, practice advancement, and student leadership development.  I am actively expanding my knowledge within the scholarship of teaching and learning and continue lines of scholarly inquiry in practice-based research facilitated via continuous quality improvement (CQI) models.

Claire Kolar, PharmD, PhD

Claire KolarPharmacist, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Areas of expertise in education related innovation and scholarship: My primary areas of interest are in assessment and evaluation of pharmacy education in the classroom, on rotation, and in practice settings. I have experience with a variety of assessment and evaluation techniques including concept mapping, scale development, and qualitative methods such as field observation and interviewing. I have also worked in the areas of Continuing Professional Development and Leadership Development.

My dissertation work focused on utilizing the theoretical framework of Threshold Concepts in order to better understand the way pharmacy students learn the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process (PPCP). I also developed a curricular evaluation tool examining the extent to which the PPCP is taught throughout a curriculum.

Shannon Reidt, PharmD, MPH

shannon reidtAssociate Director of Pharmacy Analysis, OptumInsight (a United Health Group company)

Areas of expertise in education related innovation and scholarship:  Instruction and evaluation of evidence-based medicine (EBM) skills in pharmacy education.


Anita Sharma, PharmD

Anita SharmaValue-Based Improvement Apprentice and Medication Therapy Management pharmacist at HealthEast Care System

My primary area of interest is teaching students the patient care process through an authentic experience and providing students with an earlier opportunity to connect their didactic coursework to practice. I am also interested in the process of teaching continuous quality improvement principles and preparing student pharmacists to participate on quality improvement teams.