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Advisory Board

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD

Dr. Terry L. Schwinghammer is Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. He received BS and PharmD degrees from Purdue University and completed a pharmacy residency at Indiana University Hospitals in Indianapolis. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has practiced in adult inpatient pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care. He is a past recipient of the American Pharmacists Association-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice. In 2006, he was named a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. He was inducted into the Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning of the WVU Health Sciences Center in 2009.

In addition to authoring over 60 research papers and journal articles, he is co-editor of The Pharmacotherapy Casebook (McGraw-Hill), The Pharmacotherapy Handbook (McGraw-Hill), and Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Schwinghammer has served the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) as Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section, Chair of the Council of Faculties, and member of the Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP) and was named Pharmacist of the Year in 2001. He received the Sister M. Gonzales Lecture Award from PSHP in 2007. He has served as Chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and member of the Oncology Specialty Council. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). He is a Fellow of ACCP, ASHP, and APhA and has been elected to the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue University in 2004.


Associate Editor:
Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD


Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Dr. DiPiro received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. DiPiro is an Editor of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach (McGraw-Hill), a gold-standard text amongst students and professionals alike. He is also co-editor of the Pharmacotherapy Handbook (McGraw-Hill), Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill), Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics (ASHP), among other titles. Dr. DiPiro is also the Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the official publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He has published more than 200 articles in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, various issues in pharmacy practice, and pharmacy education.

Dr. DiPiro is Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Council of Deans.  He has served as President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has been a member of the Surgical Infection Society Therapeutic Agents Committee and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, having served on the Commission on Therapeutics and the Task Force on Science. In 2002,  AACP selected Dr. DiPiro for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award. He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He has been named to the FDA Advisory Committee for Gastrointestinal Drugs.

Associate Editor:
Dr. Shane Desselle


Shane P. Desselle, RPh, PhD, FAPhA is Associate Dean for Research & Professional Affairs, Chair of Pharmacy Practice and Social Pharmacy, and Professor of Social and Behavioral Pharmacy at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. He received in B.S. in Pharmacy from University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) in 1990 and his PhD from ULM in 1995. He has served on the faculty at Long Island University Brooklyn, as Director of Assessment at Duquesne University, Associate Dean and Chair at University of Oklahoma, and Dean at California Northstate University. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, one of the leading pharmacy practice journals worldwide. and He is co-editor of Pharmacy Management, Essentials for All Settings, 5th ed, the most widely pharmacy text in his discipline, as well as newer texts on Teaching Pharmacy Practice Skills and Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Research Methods. Professor Desselle won the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Sustained Contribution in Social Sciences Award in 2019 in recognition of his research, teaching, and service in pharmacy education. In 2020, he co-authored a paper on pharmacy technicians’ optimizing care model, earning the Wiederholt Award for best paper published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Desselle co-founded and published the Granada Statements, a White Paper on advancing the scientific paradigm of pharmacy practice and research. He serves on several international task forces in pharmacy practice and education and holds visiting professor appointments at several European universities. He has been twice named a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. Dr. Desselle conducts research on advancing pharmacist roles for patient safety, creation of standards for pharmacist care of patients using complementary medicines, professionalization of pharmacy technicians to advance the delegatory authority of pharmacists, and evaluating the typologies and ramifications for organizational culture in academic pharmacy. Dr. Desselle has over 130 full-text original research articles in peer-reviewed journals.