• EdD in Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University
  • MS in Educational Leadership (Higher Education), University of North Dakota
  • BA in Honors Program, University of North Dakota


Curtis Jefferson, EdD, is Director of Assessment & Accreditation at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. In this role, Dr. Jefferson works with faculty and School leadership to oversee and support academic and program assessment for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. His previous work in higher education includes roles in experiential education, academic advising, career & professional development, program evaluation, and residence life.

Dr. Jefferson is active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, having served in multiple committee and leadership roles in both organizations. He also currently serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning. Dr. Jefferson holds a master’s degree in higher education leadership from the University of North Dakota and earned his Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in higher education administration from Northeastern University.

Recent Publications

Bacci JL, Mangrum J, Jefferson CG, Soverns T, Gin G, Wakuzawa K, Goo S, Odegard PS. Impact of pre-advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) curriculum on student pharmacists’ professional identity formation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2023; 87(10): Article 100121. doi:10.1016/j.ajpe.2023.100121

Bacci JL, Odegard PS, Jefferson CG, Blanchard CM. Implementation strategy for teaching the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to first year pharmacy students. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021; 4(10): 1324-1331. doi:10.1002/jac5.1506

O’Sullivan TA, Jefferson CG. A review of strategies for enhancing clarity and reader accessibility of qualitative research results. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020; 84(1): Article 7124. doi:10.5688/ajpe7124

Panther SG, Allen RA, Brantner K, Jefferson CG, Murphy NL, Robinson JD. Addressing unmet patient care needs through curricular development of student pharmacist leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019; 83(5): Article 6764. doi:10.5688/ajpe6764

Danielson J, Kraus C, Jefferson CG, Cleven AJ, Rice LE, O’Sullivan TA. Third-party onboarding organizations as gatekeepers for student placement decisions. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018; 82(1): Article 6275. doi:10.5688/ajpe6275