November 27, 2023
Jackie Zeeman, Pharm.D. ‘14, has been promoted to associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is also the associate director in the Office of Organizational Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment.
“To me, this faculty promotion signifies that my expertise is positively impacting research, teaching and service initiatives at the School, University and beyond. I am humbled to have my contributions recognized by the academy,” Zeeman said.
She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wake Forest University and her Pharm.D. from the School. Zeeman then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the assessment of student learning and the scholarship of education at the School.
Her expertise is in the scholarship of education, with a focus on assessing experiences that impact student learning and utilizing those findings to guide data-driven decision making in curriculum and program development.
Zeeman’s teaching philosophy embraces a scholarly approach, implementing evidence-based strategies and contributing to the literature to advance knowledge of best practices. Recently, her teaching practices were recognized nationally with the prestigious AACP Emerging Teaching Scholar Award. She also received the inaugural International New Investigator Award at the Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium for her work identifying student leadership and professional attributes for curriculum development. This work resulted in a peer-reviewed publication which won the AACP Leadership Development SIG Best Manuscript Award.
“Dr. Zeeman is an emerging leader in the scholarship of education. Her skillset brings tremendous value to the School. She is most deserving of the promotion to associate professor,” said Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., Henry L. Smith and James L. Olsen Distinguished Professor and chair of PACE.
Zeeman aims to improve the experience of those she serves – including faculty, staff, students, partners and team members – embracing the approach of “leave it better than you found it” to make the world better for future generations.
“As an alum of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, I reflect on the significant impact faculty had on my journey and development. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in that faculty role today and positively impact the future by mentoring and educating today’s learners to be our future leaders,” she said.