Michael Nelson, PhD, RPh
Des Moines, Iowa
Michael is currently the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University. He has a background in both pharmacy practice (BS in Pharmacy from the University of Washington) and pharmaceutical sciences (PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota). He has been a faculty member in pharmacy education since 1999.
In July of 2008 Michael became one of the founding members of a new school of pharmacy at Regis University. During the founding process, the faculty team chose to design and implement an integrated curriculum delivered by team-based learning (TBL). Since that time, he has used TBL extensively in the classroom and has served as a TBL mentor to other faculty. In addition, he has consulted with other pharmacy programs to aid in conversion of lecture-based pharmacy coursework into TBL pharmacy coursework. Michael currently serves the TBL community as the President on the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) board.