Elaine Demps

Elaine Demps

Director of Instructional Design and Support Services

Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
1010 W. Ave. B
Kingsville, Texas   78363

Phone: 361.221.0623
demps@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu

Education and Training

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas,
PhD, 2008

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Master of Science, 1997

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Bachelor of Science,  1986

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), Novell, Inc., 1995 (inactive)

Awards and Honors

  • Staff of the Year Award, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2011
  • Staff of the Year Award, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2009
  • Kappa Delta Pi Member, International Honor Society in Education, 2008
  • Graduate Diversity Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2004-2007
  • Presidential Employee Excellence in Service Award, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2003

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Ratka, A., Demps, E., & Mack, A. (2012). The effect of prior experience with aseptic techniques on learning outcomes in a sterile compounding laboratory course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 4(1), 19-28.
  • Demps, E. L, Lincoln, Y., S., & Cifuentes, L. (2011). Conflicts over the utilities of teaching using educational technologies: An interpretive critical inquiry. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 13(2), 135-170.
  • Demps, E. (2008). Capitalizing on the overlap between instructional technology and HRD: A potential opportunity. TechTrends, 52(3), 53-59.
  • Andrews, K. G., Smith, L. A., Henzi, D., & Demps, E. (2007). Faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity at US and Canadian dental schools. Journal of Dental Education, 71(8), 1027-1039.
  • Andrews, K., & Demps, E.  (2003). Distance education in the US and Canadian undergraduate dental curriculum. Journal of Dental Education, 67(4), 427–438.
  • Littlefield, J. H., Demps, E. L., Keiser, K., Chatterjee, L., Yuan, C. H., & Hargreaves, K. M.  (2003). A multimedia patient simulation for teaching and assessing endodontic diagnosis. Journal of Dental Education, 67(6), 661–667.
  • Liu, M., Gibby, S., Quiros, O., & Demps, E.  (2002). Challenges of being an instructional designer for new media development: A view from the practitioners. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 11(3), 195-219.

Peer-Reviewed Posters

  • Koo, C., Demps, E., Bowman, J., Farris, C., Panahi, L., & Boyle, P. (2013). Implementing and assessing a blended learning model in an integrated pharmacotherapeutic course. AACP Annual Meeting, July 13-17, 2013. Chicago, IL. Accepted for presentation/publication.
  • Ratka, A., & Demps, E. L. (2010). Introduction to academic pharmacy: Elective course to raise student awareness about a career in academia. AACP Annual Meeting, July 10-14, 2010. Seattle, WA. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(5), 35.
  • Nutan, M. T., & Demps, E. L., Bleidt, B. (2009). Improving student learning in pharmaceutical calculations using online activities. AACP Annual Meeting, July 18-22, 2009. Boston, MA. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73(4), 31.
  • Ratka, A., & Demps, E. (2008). Student self-assessment of their aseptic compounding skills. AACP Annual Meeting, July 19-21, 2008, Chicago IL. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(3), 29.
  • Ratka, A., & Demps, E. (2008). Student peer-teaching in the sterile compounding laboratory; a pilot study. AACP Annual Meeting, July 19-21, 2008, Chicago IL. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(3), 29.

Book Chapter

  • Majority of dissertation chapters three and four, “Methodology” and “Findings,” respectively, published in Y. S. Lincoln & E. G. Guba (2013), The constructive credo (pp. 85 – 198).Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Development of Multimedia Products

CD-ROM

  • SimEndo I.  A case-based instructional software for assessing endodontic diagnosis skills of dental students.  Project period: 1997-2002. Roles: project manager, instructional designer, and prototype developer.  Authoring tool used: Authorware.
  • Learn Anemia. A case-based instructional software covering microcytic and macrocytic anemias for a clinical laboratory sciences course.  Project period: 1997-1998. Roles: project manager, instructional designer, and developer.  Authoring tool used: Authorware.

Web-based Courses or Course Materials

  • Human Neuroscience, Service Delivery Systems I, and Psychosocial Components of Occupational Therapy.  Three courses in a project to convert the occupational therapy master’s curriculum to a web-based format.  Project period: 2000–2003.  Role: prototype developer.  Course management systems/tools used: WebCT and Dreamweaver.
  • The Role of OT in Low Vision Rehabilitation. A course designed for occupational therapy practitioners.  Project period: 2003.  Role: prototype developer. Course management system/tools used: WebCT and Dreamweaver.
  • Advanced Medical Microbiology.  A clinical laboratory sciences course converted to a web-based format.  Project period: 2001.  Role: developer.  Course management system/tools used: WebCT and Dreamweaver.
  • Positively Aging®: Choices and Changes.  A companion website for the Positively Aging® curriculum, an interdisciplinary series of units incorporating issues on aging designed for middle and high school students.  Project period: 2000–2001.  Poles: prototype developer and trainer (trained WebCT and Dreamweaver to the Positively Aging® staff to enable them to complete and maintain the site).  Course management systems/tools used: WebCT and Dreamweaver.
  • Applied Statistics for Health Care Practitioners.  An interdisciplinary course for allied health sciences students.  Project period: 2000.  Role: developer. Course management system/tools used: WebCT and Dreamweaver.
  • Detecting and Treating Depression in the Elderly.  A continuing education course for family medicine and internal medicine practitioners.  Project period: 1999–2000.  Roles: project manager and prototype developer.  Course management system/tools used: WebCT and Dreamweaver.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Role and Management 1: Health Management of Adults and Older Families. A course in the master’s family nurse practitioner program converted to a web-assisted format.  Project period: 1997–1998.  Roles: project manager and prototype developer.  Course management system used: WebCT.

National Service and Recognition

  • Secretary, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning Special Interest Group, 2013-2014
  • Invited webinar presenter for the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) 2013 Institute for Teaching and Learning Between-Phases. September 2013. Presentation title: “Enriching your courses using blended learning and flipped teaching.”
  • Invited presenter for the 66th Annual National Meeting of the National Pharmaceutical Association, Inc. (NPhA), Continuing Pharmaceutical Education Programs. New Orleans, LA. July 2013. Presentation title: “Pharmacy 2.0, social media, and you.”
  • Invited presenter for the 62nd Annual National Meeting of the National Pharmaceutical Association, Inc. (NPhA), Continuing Pharmaceutical Education Programs. Chicago, IL. July 2009. Presentation title: “Web 2.0, medicine 2.0, and health 2.0: Implications for pharmacy.”
  • Invited presenter for the 61st Annual National Meeting of the National Pharmaceutical Association, Inc. (NPhA), Continuing Pharmaceutical Education Programs. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. July 2008. Presentation title: “Blogs, podcasts, wikis, and more: Web 2.0 for the pharmacists and their patients.”
  • Invited presenter for the American Dental Education Association, Continuing Education Section.  Seattle, Washington.  March 2004. Presentation title: “Options for converting F2F continuing education courses into web-based format.”
  • Invited, as part of a team of three colleagues, to present a workshop at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Division of Information Systems e-Learning Committee.  Jackson, Mississippi.  July 2002. Workshop title: “Building dynamic courses through computer technologies.”