Wilkes University


The School of Pharmacy

DEAN: Dr. Scott Stolte

Assistant/Associate Deans: Dr. Jonathan Ference, Dr. Jennifer Malinowski, Dr. Julie Olenak
Chairperson, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. Zbigniew Witczak
Chairperson, Department of Pharmacy Practice: Dr. Edward Foote


Professors: Foote, Kristellar, Witczak
Associate Professors:
Bolesta, Bommareddy, J. Ference, K. Ference,  Jacobs,  Longyhore, Malinowski, Manning, McManus, Olenak, Roke-Thomas, Trombetta, VanWert
Assistant Professors: Franko, Hong, Kheloussi, McCutcheon, Miller, Pezzino, Shah
Instructors: Conlogue, Holt-Macey, Koos, Powers
Professor Emeriti: Kibbe

The School of Pharmacy offers a program of professional study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates for successful pharmacy practice in the health care environment of the twenty-first century.

The U.S. health care system has been undergoing rapid, even dramatic, change. This transformation is expected by most observers to continue for some time. Those individuals and organizations responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care have not been and will not be sheltered from the forces of change. It becomes necessary, therefore, to provide new practitioners with the necessary knowledge base and skills required in a transformed health care system.

With the rapid transformation of health care delivery, a strong foundation in the basic sciences (e.g., pharmaceutics, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, anatomy and physiology) remains essential, while clinical knowledge (e.g., therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology) and skills (e.g., physical assessment, patient counseling, clinical decision-making) become even more important. Successful practice will demand an improved understanding of the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, health, policy, management). Most importantly, the future pharmacy practitioner must have outstanding interpersonal skills. Among these are the abilities to communicate effectively and to function in a team environment.