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Faculty & Staff Detail

Jennifer L. Mathews, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 339
Phone: (585) 899-3805
Email: jmathews@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.S., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam


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Dr. Mathews received both her B.A. (1995; SUNY Potsdam) and M.S. (2000; University of Northern Colorado) in Biological Sciences. Before pursuing her doctoral studies she worked for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical (Johnson and Johnson).

Dr. Mathews has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She began her tenure at St. John Fisher College in 2007.

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Teaching

Dr. Mathews teaches in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with primary responsibilities in the Systems Pharmacology course sequence. In addition, she offers an elective in substances of abuse and co-coordinates the Introduction to Diversity course. She precepts fourth year pharmacy students on both service and academic APPE rotations. Dr. Mathews has been recognized as Teacher of the Year (2008; 2014) and Advisor of the Year (2013; 2014).

Scholarship

Dr. Mathews' research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the classroom and community. Research projects include:

  • Healthcare disparities in LGBT patients. Dr. Mathews has formed collaborations with The Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley, The Victory Alliance, Trillium Health, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Human Rights Campaign. Of particular interest has been the education of students, faculty, and preceptors of the unique needs of transgender patients and the role of the pharmacist in providing patient-centered care.
  • Healthcare disparities in Deaf patients. In 2010, Dr. Mathews was recognized by St. John Fisher College (Diversity Innovations Award) and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (Innovations in Teaching Award, Honorable Mention) for her implementation of Deaf Strong Hospital at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. This role-reversal program was designed to teach the first-year students about techniques for overcoming communication barriers as well as some of the specific challenges in communicating with deaf or hard-of-hearing patients. Dr. Mathews currently serves on Advisory Boards for The National Center for Deaf Health Research and Hearing Loss of America-Rochester Chapter. She has also served on the Program Committee for the Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency SIG with AACP.
  • Teaching innovations. Dr. Mathews has worked with colleagues to develop and present on topics related to student professional development, using technology in the classroom, novel in class exercises, and the use of peer tutors to supplement traditional classroom learning.
  • Assessment. Dr. Mathews has presented locally and nationally on faculty-driven assessment. Of particular interest are topics related to applying the peer review process to the development of learning assessments, encouraging faculty buy-in on the importance of assessment, and the use of course-level curriculum maps and exam-level blueprints to align outcomes, assessments, and evidence of student learning. In 2013 Dr. Mathews was part of a team that won the Assessment Award presented by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Service

Dr. Mathews is actively involved in service, both to the profession and community and serves on many committees and advisory panels. In 2013 she led a team of 8 students to the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. Dr. Mathews is a member of AALHE, GLMA, AACP, and APhA.

Selected Scholarship (5 years)

Manuscripts

  • Parkhill AL, Mathews JL, Fearing S, and Gainsburg J (2013) A transgender healthcare panel discussion in a required diversity course. AJPE 78(4): article 81 (7 pages).
  • Lavigne JE, Heckler C, Mathews JL, Palesh O, Kirshner JJ, Lord R, Jacobs A, Amos E, Morrow GR, and Mustian K (2012) A randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trial a gabapentin 300 versus 900 mg versus placebo for anxiety symptoms in breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat 136(2):479-486.
  • Parkhill AL, Gainsburg J, Fearing S, and Mathews JL (2011) The need for transgender health content in the pharmacy curriculum. Innovations in Pharmacy 2(4): article 58 (4 pages).
  • Mathews JL, Parkhill, AL, Schlehofer DA, Starr MJ, and Barnett S (2011) Role-Reversal Exercise with Deaf Strong Hospital to Teach Communication Competency and Cultural Awareness. AJPE 75(3):1-10.
  • Lavigne JE, Mathews JL, Knox KL (2010) The pharmacology and epidemiology of post-market surveillance for suicide: the case of gabapentin. JPHSR 1:47-51.

Posters

  • Lull ME and Mathews JL. Expanding the role of peer tutors through the use of online quizzes. The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May, 2015.
  • Jackson AN, Matson KL, Mathews JL and Parkhill AL. Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Inclusion: Survey of Campus Climate in Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, USA, July, 2014.
  • Mathews JL, Parkhill AL, Jackson AN and Matson KL. Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusion: Curricular Coverage in Colleges/schools of Pharmacy. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, USA, July, 2014.
  • Lull ME and Mathews JL. The use of student development workshops to supplement the traditional pharmacy curriculum. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, USA, July, 2014.
  • Lull ME, Traina AN, and Mathews JL. Using classroom technology for pre- and post-lecture reviews. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July, 2013.
  • Eich K, Ricca B, DelMonte D, and Mathews JL. A novel continuing pharmacy education program: overcoming barriers to healthcare in transgender patients. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July, 2013.
  • Souza JM, O'Brocta R, and Mathews JL. Evidence-based curriculum mapping through embedded assessment. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July, 2013.
  • Birnie CR and Mathews JL. Student and community impact of a novel service learning advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE). American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July, 2013.
  • Jarbe RL, Piette NM, Dave´ C, Parkhill AL, Lull ME, Mathews JL. Implementing a substances of abuse program in the Rochester City School District. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March, 2012.

Platform Presentations

  • Souza JM and Mathews JL. Test question editing workshop – improve your test item writing skills through editing.
  • Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, June 2015.
  • Lull ME and Mathews JL. Using peer instructors to design and implement online self-assessments. Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, June 2015.
  • Lull ME and Mathews JL. Implementation of a student development workshops series to supplement a traditional curriculum. The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May, 2015.
  • Souza JM and Mathews JL. Course maps and exam blueprints to align evidence-based changes. Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, June 2014.
  • Mathews JL. Inclusion of transgender health topics in the pharmacy curriculum. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 2013.
  • Souza JM, Mathews JL, and O'Brocta R. Evidence-based curriculum mapping through embedded assessment. Assessment Award Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 2013.
  • Mathews JL. Implementing cultural competency in the pharmacy curriculum and embracing diversity in the healthcare system. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, July 2012.
  • Souza JM, Hutchinson DJ and Mathews JL. Considering a common coding system of ACPE standards to be used across campuses for curricular mapping and tracking student outcomes. Roundtable discussion. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, July 2012.

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