Dr. Reza Mehvar of Chapman University’s two-year-old School of Pharmacy is the recipient of the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)  Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award.

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Dr. Reza Mehvar, School of Pharmacy

“I am so thrilled and also bursting with pride, to announce that Professor and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Reza Mehvar has been selected as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2016 Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award recipient,” said Ron Jordan, R.Ph. FAPhA, founding dean of the Chapman’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP). “For our young school to have an awardee on the national stage so soon is tremendously gratifying to me and another indication of the wonderful team we have been so fortunate to have brought to CUSP.”

Dr. Mehvar was selected by his peers in the AACP signifying their recognition of him as a gifted teacher, scholar and academic leader. He served many years as a professor at multiple institutions and was a founding faculty member at CUSP. He innovated active learning within his classrooms long before arriving at CUSP and was instrumental in leading the plan to use the flipped classroom model of curriculum delivery.

Dr. Mehar is a professor and chair of the department of biomedical and pharmaceutical science at CUSP. He previously taught at Texas Tech University and Drake University; having originally earned his Ph.D at the University of Alberta and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Tehran.

The award will be presented at the AACP Pharmacy Education 2016 meeting at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA, at 8 a.m., on Sunday, July 24.

According to the AACP website: The AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award is designed to recognize excellence of our academic pharmacy faculty engaged in and/or supporting scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholars will serve as models for advancing the profession of pharmacy through education by enhancing student learning and the knowledge base of teaching and learning in professional and/or graduate pharmacy education.