Program Directors

Patricia Baia, Ph.D.

Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Humanities and Communication
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Tel: (518) 694-7233
E-mail: help@acphs.edu

Dr. Baia is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Communication Department at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS). She received her Ph.D. from the University at Albany in Curriculum and Instruction and earned a Master's in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology.

Dr. Baia’s research theme focuses on the professorate’s commitment to pedagogical quality (CPQ), i.e., the value of the faculty member's teaching and of student learning. The major topics that comprise this theme include: Professor’s educational theory and practice knowledge, instructional technology adoption, and professional development. Publications and research focus on an audience that comprises higher education faculty, plus other professionals (in varying disciplines), who teach adults.

Dr. Baia is the founder of the Capital District Educational Technology Group, a Board of Trustee Member of the Capital District Library Consortium, and a member of the Schenectady County Community College Instructional Technology/Library Advisory Board. She also consults with local hospitals and educational institutions on the best use of pedagogy, educational technology, and training. She teaches communication and education courses at ACPHS.

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Aimee Strang, Pharm.D., BCPS

Co-Director
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Assessment
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Tel: (518) 694-7320
E-mail: help@acphs.edu

Dr. Strang is an Associate Professor at ACPHS and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Assessment. She obtained both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from ACPHS. She completed a specialized residency in Ambulatory Care with an emphasis in educational practice at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy in Illinois.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Strang has taught a variety of courses centered on patient education, communication, self-care and non-prescription medications, and drug information in addition to ambulatory care based therapeutic topics. She previously directed and taught in a six-semester pharmacy skills lab sequence that utilizes various methods of teaching and assessment. She also teaches in the education-based elective course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Dr. Strang has maintained a strong history of professional development and post-graduate study in the areas of teaching, active learning, pedagogical change and assessment. She has held various program level and curricular related administrative positions. Her interests revolve around faculty development in teaching and pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. In addition, Dr. Strang is currently pursuing a masters degree at Mass General Hospital Institue in Health Professional Education.