Angela Riley joins pharmacy school
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Founding Dean Gloria Meredith announces the hiring of Angela Riley as the assistant dean of experiential education for the school. Riley began her duties at Binghamton on March 1.
“Angela is a very key hire for us,” Meredith said. “Thirty percent of our curriculum is experiential education and it’s difficult to find the right person who is knowledgeable and talented, and who can work well with the community sites – hospitals, drug stores and nursing homes, rural health centers, home health agencies, rehab centers ...
“It’s a hard job to do well because if we don’t get it right, students may not get to do the rotation of their choice,” Meredith added. “We’re very fortunate to land Angela at this stage of our development.”
Riley, who is a registered pharmacist in Illinois, earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University and her doctorate in pharmacy from Midwestern University. She comes to Binghamton from Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, where she has worked in the Office of Experiential Education and Continuing Professional Education since 2009.
“The Office of Experiential Education is the conduit through which relationships are developed and maintained,” said Riley, who will develop curriculum that structures how students learn in community and health system settings and also work with partners in the community who will serve as preceptors, teaching the future pharmacists.
“I will start by developing the relationships in the community to place students,” Riley said. “It’s about showing students diverse practice areas to introduce and develop their clinical skills. These relationships are also to expose our community partners to Binghamton so they understand the program and the type of pharmacists we are grooming.”