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Janet K. Astle, B.S. Pharm, Ed.D., R.Ph

Instructor / Director of Experiential Education
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Experiential Education

Bayer 304H
Phone: 412.396.4354

Education:

Ed.D. Cad, Education Instructional Leadership, Duquesne University, 2012
B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1980
Bio

Janet K. Astle, BS Pharm, Ed. D. Candidate, currently serves as the Director of Experiential Education and the Director of Student and Government Relations for the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.

 

In addition to her responsibilities to the Office of Experiential Education and to student organizations, Janet Astle serves as coursemaster for the Experiential Education and Continuous Professional Development series of courses that run throughout the professional phase of the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She further represents the school as the liaison to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Schools of Pharmacy. She currently serves as co-advisor to the student chapter of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association - Allegheny County Pharmacists Association. 

 

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. 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.

 

Janet Astle successfully defended her dissertation entitled -Identification of Desirable Pharmacy Preceptor Characteristics and Behaviors: A Qualitative Content Analysis Approach- and is a candidate for the Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Leadership to be awarded in August of 2012 from the Duquesne University School of Education.

Research

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.

Scholarship

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.

Courses

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

Honors/Awards

2008 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award.

2008 Duquesne University Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award.