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Joel P. Spiess, MS

Joel Spiess

Joel P. Spiess, MS

Program Manager for Academic Affairs


  • MCW Pharmacy School
    HRC H2600

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MS, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
BM, Music Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


Joel P. Spiess, MS, joined the Pharmacy School in June 2016. In his role, Mr. Spiess manages the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum and coordinates the program's academic services and operations. He serves as the lead administrator for the D2L/Brightspace learning management system for the School and coordinates the peer tutoring program, learning accommodations, and related academic support for students. Mr. Spiess also administers the Doctor of Pharmacy program's involvement in the student information system, including the academic calendar, schedule of classes, course registration, degree audit, and graduation clearance, as well as student preparation for state boards and licensing. He serves on the accreditation team for the Pharmacy School and guides general policy development for the academic program and organization. Prior to joining MCW, Mr. Spiess worked for eight years in related areas of higher education, including curricular affairs, academic advising, and student affairs. He has also taught undergraduate courses in an accredited health sciences program. Mr. Spiess holds a graduate degree in higher education leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I strive to provide excellence in the administration of the School of Pharmacy’s academic services to both faculty and students, contributing to our operational effectiveness and the pursuit of our vision. I enjoy program development discussions and guiding colleagues and students alike as they identify strengths and opportunities for improvement on both personal and programmatic levels

Joel P. Spiess, ms