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Jennifer Arnold Dr. Jennifer Arnoldi is a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She holds a joint appointment with the SIU School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., where she participates in multi-disciplinary, inpatient teaching rounds with an internal medicine team. Dr. Arnoldi received her doctorate of pharmacy from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Ind. Dr. Arnoldi's areas of interest include COPD, transitions of care, and professional development of pharmacy students and residents.
Andrea Basso Dr. Andrea Basso is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Basso received her doctorate of pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She completed her residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care and academia with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the St. Louis County Department of Health. Her ambulatory care practice site is with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) in Centreville, Ill. SIHF is a federally-qualified health center serving the underinsured and uninsured. Basso’s main areas of interest include the chronic disease state management of diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Dr. Erin Behnen is assistant dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Behnen completed a drug information specialty residency at The University of Tennessee (UT) in Memphis. During that time she also gained experience at the Southern Poison Center and UT Family Medicine Clinic. She remained at UT as a faculty member before her appointment at SIUE. She earned her BS and PharmD degrees from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and has served as an officer for the Drug Information Practice and Research Network through the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Scott Bergman Dr. Scott Bergman is an associate professor in the SIUE Department of Pharmacy Practice and an infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist. Dr. Bergman holds a joint appointment with the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield where he contributes to inter-professional teaching rounds on patients at both hospitals as well as outpatient clinics. He is program director for the post-graduate year 2 (PGY-2) infectious diseases pharmacy residency at St. John’s Hospital and also a preceptor to PGY-1 pharmacy residents at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. Dr. Bergman joined SIUE in 2006 from West Virginia University Hospitals and School of Pharmacy where he completed residencies in pharmacy practice and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. He graduated from the College of Pharmacy at South Dakota State University with a PharmD and BS in pharmaceutical sciences. His areas of interest include the appropriate use of antimicrobials, immunizations, rapid-diagnostic testing and medical device-related biofilm infections.
Dr. Lakesha Butler is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Butler received her doctorate of pharmacy from Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga. She also completed a post-graduate pharmacy residency specializing in primary care at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and certified CPR instructor. Dr. Butler practices as a clinical pharmacist providing medication management and diabetes education to uninsured patients in St. Charles, Mo. at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. She is an advocate for increasing cultural competency among health care professionals, decreasing health disparities among minorities and underserved patients, improving health literacy and incorporating innovative, active learning strategies in the classroom.
Deshpande Dr. Maithili Deshpande is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, with a focus on outcomes research. She received her PhD in Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a MS degree from the University of Toledo (Pharmacy Administration), and BS (Pharmacy) from the University of Pune, India. Prior to joining SIUE, she was a clinical analyst at Dean Health System in Madison, Wisc.  Her research interests include health outcomes and disparities research focused on minority, rural and late-midlife populations. She is also interested in assessing patient perception of pharmacist offered services and patient satisfaction with care providers. Her practice site is in Springfield, Ill., where she works closely with faculty and staff at SIU School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Research. She holds an adjunct appointment with the Department of Internal Medicine at SIU School of Medicine.  

Dr. Jingyang Fan is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Prior to joining SIUE, Dr. Fan served as an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy. Dr. Fan received her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and subsequently completed a pharmacy practice residency (PGY-1) at the University of Kentucky, where she also obtained a Certificate for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She has been a board certification pharmacotherapy specialist since 2003. In addition to her faculty appointment at SIUE, Dr. Fan also provides clinical services in cardiology at the Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Dr. Fan is interested in various areas of pharmacy practice including cardiology, critical care and diabetes. Her research areas of interest include anticoagulation, heart failure, diabetes and innovative teaching methods.
Dr. McKenzie Ferguson is assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center and practices in the Drug Information and Wellness Center. Dr. Ferguson received her BA from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc. and then completed her doctor of pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center. Dr. Ferguson is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She teaches in the Drug Information and Biomedical Literature courses during fall and spring semesters, respectively. Her research interests include advancement of health literacy and patient safety in vulnerable populations and professional development for students, residents and preceptors.
Dr. Janice Frueh is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She also holds an adjunct appointment with the Department of Family Medicine at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill. Dr. Frueh graduated from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Profession with her doctorate of pharmacy in 2007. She completed a two-year post-graduate residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care and leadership at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2009. Dr. Frueh provides clinical services for diabetes management and cardiovascular health at the SIU Center for Family Medicine. Other interest areas include OSCEs (objective structured clinical exams) and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Kelly Gable

Dr. Kelly Gable, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, joined the SIUE School of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy in 2007. Dr. Gable is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy, and subsequently completed a specialty residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gable is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist. She is an adjunct assistant professor with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry. Her clinical appointment is with Places for People  in St. Louis, where she works collaboratively with psychiatry and social work in the treatment of persons with persistent mental illnesses. Her areas of interest include schizophrenia, personality disorders, motivational interviewing, Assertive Community Treatment and medication adherence within the field of psychiatry.  

Dr. Fred Gattas is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Gattas graduated from the University of Tennessee's College of Pharmacy in 2001 as a nuclear authorized user with his PharmD degree. Dr. Gattas started practicing as a staff pharmacist with the Memphis Mallinckrodt pharmacy, obtained his board certification in nuclear pharmacy and was promoted to radiation safety officer. In 2006, Dr. Gattas was promoted to senior quality assurance associate for Mallinckrodt Inc. and relocated to St. Louis, where he was then promoted to pharmacy quality manager in 2008 and was responsible for the continuing quality improvement program. Currently, he is the corporate pharmacy quality manager for Triad Isotopes. Dr. Gattas was also a facilitator for Mallinckrodt’s new hire training classes and is an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, SIUE and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gattas has served as the new practitioner officer for the APhA-APPM Nuclear Section, as chair of the APhA-APPM New Practitioner Network, as chair for the Tennessee Pharmacist Association’s Pharmacist Society, as chair of the BPS Nuclear Specialty Council and as an officer for the Nuclear SIG of APhA-APPM. He remains active in the profession as a member of APhA, ASHP, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine in addition to the Tennessee and Missouri state pharmacy associations. Dr. Gattas is also a member of the Board of Governors for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Misty Gonzalez is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Gonzalez practices psychiatric clinical pharmacy and participates in interdisciplinary teaching rounds partnered with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Saint Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez joined SIUE from the New York State Office of Mental Health and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York where she completed residencies in pharmacy practice and psychiatry. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Purdue University College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Keith Hecht is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Prior to joining SIUE, Dr. Hecht served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Southern Nevada, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hecht received his B.S. (2000) and Doctorate of Pharmacy (2001) from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Subsequently, he completed a pharmacy practice residency and an oncology specialty residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, where he also obtained a Certificate for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He has been a board certified oncology pharmacy specialist since 2004. In addition to his faculty appointment at SIUE, Dr. Hecht also provides clinical services in inpatient oncology at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Hecht is interested in various areas of oncology pharmacy practice including supportive care, patient education, and optimizing patient adherence with oncology medications. His research areas of interest include growth factor support, anti-infective use, and regimen optimization in oncology patients.
Dr. Chris Herndon is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Previously, Dr. Herndon served as a Senior Science and Research Liaison, Analgesia for Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Herndon received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and subsequently completed a Specialty Residency in Geriatrics at the University of New Mexico. He served as an Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy prior to joining industry. His current practice site is with the St. Louis University / Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Dr. Herndon's research interests focus on pain and palliative care.
Dr. Jessica Kerr, assistant chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and associate professor, joined the SIUE School of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kerr is a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, where she earned both her B.S. and doctorate in pharmacy. She trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas, where she specialized in primary care. Her current practice site is in coordination with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Belleville outpatient clinic, which provides geriatric care and cardiovascular risk management services to United States veterans living in Southern Illinois.
Dr. Lisa Lubsch is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and clinical pharmacy specialist at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis. She currently provides care to children on the pulmonary and pediatric general medicine services. Dr. Lubsch previously served as a pharmacy practice faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy while maintaining practice sites at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine, Pulmonary and Endocrine clinics. She completed a pediatric specialty residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy and received the BS and doctorate of pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her current areas of interests are pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis and addiction medicine.
Dr. Mark Luer is associate dean of professional and student affairs, professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Luer was the first Chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE. Prior to joining the SIUE School of Pharmacy, he served on the faculties at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. Dr. Luer earned his B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and he completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency, a Critical Care Specialty Residency, and Neuroscience Fellowship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center .
Dr. Chris Lynch, director of clinical programs and professor of pharmacy practice, is a native of Southern Illinois who returned to the area from New Orleans, where he taught and practiced for 10 years. He holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and serves as the Southern Regional Coordinator. He received his B.S. and Doctorate of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completed a residency in Family Medicine and Clinical Community Pharmacy at St. John's Mercy Medical, Department of Family Medicine. Faculty experiences include the University of Illinois Chicago, Tulane University Medical School and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where Dr. Lynch received the Alumni Association's Outstanding Faculty Award. Clinical experiences include serving as the director of pharmacy services for the Diabetes Center of Excellence at Charity Hospital New Orleans. His research interests include diabetes, hypertension and women's health.
Dr. Cassandra Maynard is a clinical assistant professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Dr. Maynard received her B.S. and doctorate of pharmacy from the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy and then completed a general Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Mary's Health Center in 2002. Dr. Maynard has worked in the area of in-patient cardiovascular medicine at St. Mary's for the past 6 years. Her areas of interest include patient safety, VTE prevention and arrhythmia management.
Dr. Miranda Nelson is a clinical associate professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Nelson received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Auburn University in 2005 and subsequently completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining SIUE, Dr. Nelson was a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist focused on pediatric intensive care, general pediatrics, and pediatric hematology/oncology at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. In addition to her current faculty appointment at SIUE, Dr. Nelson also provides clinical services in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children's Hospital where she participates in multi-disciplinary inpatient teaching rounds as well as outpatient clinics.
Dr. Terri Poirier, professor of pharmacy practice, joined SIUE from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn. At Duquesne, she was a professor of pharmacy practice and director of life long learning responsible for the nontraditional PharmD program and continuing education programs. She received her BS in pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, N.Y., and then completed a PharmD and hospital pharmacy residency from the University of Michigan in 1979. In 1985, Dr. Poirier earned a Master of Public Health degree in health services administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Poirier is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.
Dr. Katie Ronald is a clinical associate professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She also holds a joint appointment with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, where she participates in multi-disciplinary teaching rounds in the medical intensive care unit at Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ronald received her doctorate of pharmacy in 2006 from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Following graduation in 2006, she then completed a general pharmacy practice residency with focus in critical care at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Dr. Ronald's areas of interest include appropriate treatment of sepsis and health-care related infections, as well as, ICU sedation and analgesia.
Dr. Jennifer Rosselli is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Rosselli received her B.S. and doctorate of pharmacy degrees from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She practiced in community pharmacy before completing a pharmacy practice residency through St. Elizabeth's Hospital and SIUE School of Pharmacy. Her ambulatory care practice site is with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) in Belleville, Ill. SIHF serves the patients of Southern Illinois and provides services for those who are underinsured or uninsured. Dr. Rosselli's areas of interest include medication therapy management and chronic disease state management of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.
Dr. Mark Ruscin is a professor and chair of pharmacy practice. Dr. Ruscin is a native of central Illinois and joined the SIUE faculty in 2008 after spending 13 years with the University of Colorado-Denver School of Pharmacy and Center on Aging. He graduated with his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Illinois Chicago in 1993. After completing a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, he completed a geriatrics fellowship at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (FASCP) and was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 2013 (FCCP). His teaching, clinical practice and research all center around the care of older adults. His practice site is in Springfield, Ill. with the SIU School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, where he holds an adjunct faculty appointment.
JaredSheley Dr. Jared Sheley is a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He holds a joint appointment as a clinical pharmacy specialist at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill., where he participates in multi-disciplinary teaching rounds with the St. Louis University Family Medicine service. Dr. Sheley received his doctorate of pharmacy from SIUE School of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency and an internal medicine specialty residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. He also received his ACPE Teaching Certificate through St. Louis College of Pharmacy and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. His areas of interests include infectious diseases, cardiology, anticoagulation, development of students and residents, and impact of inpatient clinical pharmacy services on patient outcomes.
Dr. Carrie Vogler is a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She also holds a joint appointment with the SIU School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. She participates in multi-disciplinary, inpatient teaching rounds with the internal medicine teams. Dr. Vogler received her doctorate of pharmacy from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Saint Louis University Hospital. Dr. Vogler's areas of interest include cardiology, endocrinology, hematology, and medication reconciliation.
Dr. Miranda Wilhelm is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and clinical community pharmacist with Schnucks Pharmacy. Dr. Wilhelm received her doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. She completed a community pharmacy residency at B&K Prescription Shop, partnered with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining SIUE, Dr. Wilhelm was pharmacy manager for Hen House Pharmacy in the Kansas City area. In that role, she was also primary preceptor for the University of Kansas/Hen House Pharmacy community pharmacy residency program. Dr. Wilhelm’s areas of interest include self-care initiatives, immunizations, medication therapy management and preventative screenings.
Bill Wuller, director of experiential education and clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Professor Wuller came to SIUE from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois where he was Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy services. He is also a past Director of Education and Training and a Past President of the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, was a founding member of the pharmacy advisory committee for Consorta, a major national healthcare purchasing organization. He established and served as director of an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency program at St. Elizabeth's hospital. Professor Wuller was an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Pharmacy at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy from 1984 until his appointment at SIUE.
Professor Cindy Wuller, clinical professor and capstone coordinator, joined the SIUE School of Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Professor Wuller received her BS in pharmacy from Drake University, then worked as a hospital pharmacist before returning to school to receive her MS in pharmacy administration from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Upon the completion of her master’s degree, she joined the faculty at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy as director of experiential education and continuing education. She obtained the rank of associate professor and became the coordinator of the pharmaceutical care laboratory before joining the SIUE faculty. Her research interests include self-care initiatives, sterile pharmaceutical compounding, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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