Wilkes University Honors Edward Foote with Carpenter Award for Teaching

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WILKES-BARRE, PA (05/29/2018) Media Contact for this release: Gabrielle D'Amico, Director of Communications gabrielle.damico@wilkes.edu (570) 408-4510.

Edward Foote, department chair and professor of pharmacy practice, received the Carpenter Award for Teaching. The award, considered Wilkes' highest honor for teaching, recognizes an outstanding member of the faculty and includes a $1,000 award and framed certificate. The name of the recipient is also inscribed on a permanent plaque on campus. The awardee is nominated by his or her full-time colleagues and must have been a full-time employee for at least three years.

Foote is a leader in promoting a team-based learning approach to teaching. Team-based learning is a teaching strategy designed around modules that are taught in a three-step cycle; which includes preparation, in-class readiness and assurance testing and application-focused exercises.

He was a founding member of the Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition, a group of 11 institutions that provides vision and leadership to foster and support interprofessional education in healthcare, and also chaired the committee for several years. Prior to joining Wilkes, he was assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Foote has published over 90 peer-reviewed book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts in the areas of nephrology, pharmacy education, and interprofessional education.

In nominating him for the award, Judith Kristeller, professor of pharmacy practice, wrote, "Ed also leads by example with his scholarship. He has numerous publications involving educational research from his experiences with team-based learning and interprofessional education. He involves students in his scholarship and encourages faculty within our department to do the same."

He received his bachelor's degree and doctorate in pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences. He is also a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has been active in many professional organizations including the American Pharmacists Association and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Foote completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics with emphasis in nephrology from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

PHOTO: Wilkes University recognized an outstanding member of its faculty with its highest honor, the Carpenter Award for Teaching at its annual Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards. Pictured are the Carpenter Award honoree Edward Foote, department chair and professor of pharmacy practice, left, and the faculty member who nominated him, Judith Kristeller, professor of pharmacy practice.

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 43 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.