George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP, FNAP
Founding Dean and Professor
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP)
I am committed to research (broadly defined and inclusive of the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching/learning). I subscribe to the philosophy that those engaged in the academic enterprise have an obligation to engage in research in its many forms and outcomes. The role of a Dean is not to articulate the full research agenda of an academic program, but rather assure its compatibility within the organization and where possible foster the cross-linkages that support faculty in their pursuits.
As an educator, administrator, researcher, and clinician I have been intimately involved in developing programs in the areas of teaching, service and research (which by their nature are intertwined) in the health professions while keeping in mind advancements occurring in various healthcare technologies. I continue to pursue areas of interest in demonstrating the value of pharmacists, models for medication adherence, population health and pharmacoeconomics, such as editing the textbook Understanding Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics.
(MacKinnon GE 3rd, Pabian I, MacKinnon KJ, Sorum SE, Martin E, Bernstein RS, Rein LE, Schellhase K.) WMJ. 2020 Sep;119(3):151-157 PMID: 33091281 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85094160290 10/23/2020
(Berce PC, Bernstein RS, MacKinnon GE, Sorum S, Martin E, MacKinnon KJ, Rein LE, Schellhase KG.) Vaccine. 2020 Jun 09;38(28):4448-4456 PMID: 32417143 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084664169 05/18/2020
(Vos Chair SS, Brown MM, Cardello EA, Dintzner MR, MacKinnon GE 3rd, Maroyka EM, Mbi P, Park SK, Weaver KK, Zeeman JM, Bradley-Baker LR, Plaza CM.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2018 09;82(7):7162 PMID: 30323403 PMCID: PMC6181173 10/17/2018
(Chair KW, Aistrope DS, Ausili J, Besinque KH, Cardello EA, Hritcko PM, MacKinnon GE 3rd, Maroyka E, Burke ES, Trent IS, Bradley-Baker LR.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2017 Nov;81(9):S16 PMID: 29302095 PMCID: PMC5738953 01/06/2018
(Smith MA, Bell HS, Kissack JC, Hall PD, Mackinnon GE, Lang WG.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2013 Dec 16;77(10):S17 PMID: 24371356 PMCID: PMC3872955 12/29/2013
(Adams AJ, Clark DR, DeLander GE, Mackinnon GE 3rd, Malloy M, McGivney MS, Mobley C, Nuffer W, Parsons P, Smesny AL, Smith M, Ives TJ.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2013 Sep 12;77(7):142 PMID: 24052645 PMCID: PMC3776896 09/21/2013
(Poirier T, Crouch M, MacKinnon G, Mehvar R, Monk-Tutor M, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 May 27;73(3):55 PMID: 19564998 PMCID: PMC2703272 07/01/2009
(American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Scheckelhoff DJ, Bush CG, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Flynn AA, MacKinnon GE 3rd, Myers CE, Kahaleh AA, Knapp KK, Meier JL, Schwinghammer TL, Sheaffer SL, Thompson BJ, McCluskey CF 3rd.) Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Nov 01;65(21):2045-6 PMID: 18945864 10/24/2008
(Flynn AA, MacKinnon GE 3rd.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Oct 15;72(5):116 PMID: 19214270 PMCID: PMC2630141 02/14/2009
(Mackinnon GE.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Oct 15;72(5):96 PMID: 19214250 PMCID: PMC2630153 02/14/2009
(Mackinnon GE.) Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Jun 15;72(3):70 PMID: 18698366 PMCID: PMC2508735 08/14/2008
Education is to be an active, engaging and stimulating process - not a passive one. Appropriate use of instructional design and educational technologies is critical to meet the needs of today's learner, and even more so in professions where new information is continually added such as pharmacy and medicine. As educators we must recognize that students have different learning styles as well as the need to provide timely continuous formative feedback. So, while knowledge is critical in the health sciences, so too is the application of this knowledge via skills and abilities often acquired via lab simulations with standardized patients and experiential education (e.g., clinical rotations).
George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP