Janet K. Astle, B.S. Pharm, Ed.D., R.PhAssistant Dean For Student Services
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Clinical, Social and Admin Sciences
Education:Ed.D. Cad, Education Instructional Leadership, Duquesne University, 2012
B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1980
Janet K. Astle, BS Pharm, Ed. D. currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Services for the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.
In her role as Assistant Dean, Dr. Astle oversees areas dedicated to student support services, professional student organizations, government relations, admissions, and advisement. In addition to her responsibilities to the Office of Student Services, Janet Astle serves as coursemaster for the Continuous Professional Development series of courses that run throughout the professional phase of the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She currently serves as advisor to the student chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.
Janet Astle earned her BS degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1980. Upon graduation, she worked in community pharmacy practice for Thrift Drug Company and provided consultation services for a skilled nursing care facility. She also researched, authored, and produced 30 distinct state pharmacy law manuals for the corporate entity. In 1996, Dr. Astle accepted a full-time position with the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne. Most recently, she served as its Director of Experiential Education.
Janet Astle successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Identification of Desirable Pharmacy Preceptor Characteristics and Behaviors: A Qualitative Content Analysis Approach" and received the Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Leadership in August of 2012 from the Duquesne University School of Education. She is the 2008 recipient of the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award.
Astle, J. (2012). Identification of Desirable Pharmacy Preceptor Characteristics and Behaviors: A Qualitative Content Analysis Approach. Duquesne University Dissertation Defense, Pittsburgh, PA, May 8, 2012.
Area of Research Interests: Preceptor Development, Chemical Dependency, Ethics.
Koerner, P., & Astle, J.K. (2011). Incorporation of Preceptor Development into the Required Community APPE Rotations. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 9 - 13, 2011.
Sevin, A.M., Bernard, S.R., McConaha, J.L., & Astle, J.K. (2011). A New Model for Community Pharmacy: Bringing Pharmacists and Patients Together. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Mid-Year Meeting, Camp Hill, PA, February 4 - 6, 2011.
Astle, J.K. (2010). AWOL: Motivating the Disengaged Student. Duquesne University Annual Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 30, 2010.
Astle, J.K., & DeRose, K. (2009). Bloom's Taxonomy as a Framework for a Clinical Practice Experience. West Penn Allegheny Health System. Pittsburgh, PA, November 20, 2009.
Talluto, B., Astle, J., Besinque, K., Copeland, D., Kahaleh, A., Kieser, M., See, C., and Tyczkowski, P. (2009). Peer-Reviewed Process for Preceptor Development Resources: A Precursor to a Preceptor Certification Program. American Assocation of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA July 20, 2009.
Astle, J.K., Livengood, B.H, and Mattei, T.J. (2009). Use of a Software Tool to Identify Cases for Student Intervention in the Institutional Setting. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 18, 2009
Astle, J.K., & Pschirer, J. J. (2009). Experiential Learning Considerations in the Hospital Setting. VHA Pennsylvania Pharmacy Council Meeting, State College, PA, June 25, 2009.
Astle, J. (2008). Teachers' Seminar: The Use of Teaching Evaluations in the Experiential Setting. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 19, 2008.
Astle, J., & Coast-Senior, E. (2007). The Use of Portfolios in Assessment. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2007.
Boyle, C., Astle, J., Kahaleh, A., & Sheaffer, S. (2007). Precepting the Next Generation of Pharmacists. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Allentown, PA, September 2007.
Astle, J., & Coast-Senior, E. (2007). Use of a Rubric and Formative Feedback in the Evaluation of Experiential Education Portfolios. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2007.
Coast-Senior, E., Astle, J., & Livengood, B. (2007). Development of a Model to Address Longitudinal Outcome Progression Across Competency Domains. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2007.
Kahaleh, A., Talluto, B., Astle, J., Tyczkowski, P., Copeland, D., Kieser, M., See, C., & Besinque, K. (2007). Developing a National Preceptor Training Program. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2007.
Kahaleh, A., Astle, J., Meyer, S., Sheaffer, S., Becker, L., Graham, B., & Finley, R. (2007). Pennsylvania Coalition Preceptor Training Program: Enhancing Preceptor's Development. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2007.
Desselle, S., Conklin, M., Surratt, C., Astle, J., Skomo, M., Berdine, H., O'Neil, C., & Mihalyo, M. (2006). Use of a Service-Learning Experience to Bridge Knowlege Between Professional Courses. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2006.
Continuous Professional Development I, II, III, IV, and VII.
Introductory Experiential I and II
Advanced Experiential I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII
2008 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award.
2008 Duquesne University Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award.