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Jayne S. Reuben

Current Position

Instructional Associate Professor and Director of Instructional Effectiveness at the Texas A & M University (TAMU) School of Dentistry (SOD)


PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences with Specialization in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

ASPET member since: 1998

Administrative Accomplishments

As Director of Instructional Effectiveness, Dr. Reuben helped to integrate the TAMUSOD curriculum.  She also works with faculty and students to increase educational research productivity. 

  • Leader, TAMUSOD Strategic Planning Excellence Goal 1.2, 2021-2022
  • Chair, TAMU College of Dentistry Health and Wellness Taskforce, 2018-2021
  • Chair, TAMU COD Biomedical Sciences Microbiology Faculty Search Committee, 2018

As a member of the Trustee Board of her undergraduate institution, Converse College (Spartanburg, SC) transitioned from a women’s undergraduate college that awarded master’s degrees to Converse University, a doctoral degree-granting institution.

Research Areas

  • Interprofessional Education in Dental Curricula- this is an ongoing collaboration with the PharmD residents at Baylor Scott and White to help dental students understand the intricacies of accurate prescribing. This is also a pilot program to assess the impact of interprofessional education activities in a pharmacology course on the behaviors and attitudes of dental students.  They have been collecting data for several years and will submit for publication in 2022.
  • Cognitive Integration of Basic Science Concepts to Improve Student Performance and Confidence - This study will use mixed methods approaches to determine if integration exercises improve student performance on course summative exams.  In addition, they will evaluate dental student attitudes in the use of self-learning modules to introduce and reinforce biomedical concepts.
  • Increasing access to STEM careers for diverse populations.  Building on the success of the School of Dentistry SPEP programs, their intent is to develop a summer program that uses learning science theory to train undergraduate students to be better learners and provide educational/research opportunities to improve their performance in science courses.
  • Evaluation of the impact of the new integrated Dental curriculum on Student Performance and Longitudinal Course Evaluations (in progress)

ASPET Activities

  • Fellow, ASPET Academy of Pharmacology Educators, 2021
  • ASPET Travel Award for Pharmacology Educators, EB 2012
  • ASPET Minority Graduate Student Travel Fellow, March 2001
  • Past-Chair, Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE), ASPET, 2018-2019
  • Chair, Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE), ASPET, 2016-2018
  • Chair-Elect, Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE), ASPET, 2015-2016
  • DPE Program Representative, ASPET, 2013-2015
  • Executive Committee Member, Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE), ASPET, 2012-present
  • Representative, Executive Board, ASPET Student Chapter, 2003-2004
  • Member, ASPET DEI Task Force, 2021-present
  • Member, ASPET Partnerships Committee, 2019-present
  • Program Committee Representative, DPE, ASPET, 2013-2015
  • DPE Academy of Pharmacology Educators Selection Committee, 2014
  • Representative, Executive Board, ASPET Student Chapter, 2003-2004
  • Member, ASPET Committee on Mentoring and Career Development, 2016-present
  • Reviewer, ASPET Travel Awards for Experimental Biology, 2016-present
  • Reviewer, ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Institutional Awards, 2014-2016

Other Society Memberships/Activities

  • Onboarding Committee, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), 2022-present
  • Race Equity Committee, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), 2022-present
  • Advisory Council Member, National Black Nurses Foundation, 2022
  • Chair, Section on Physiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, ADEA, 2021-2023
  • Chair-Elect, Section on Physiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, ADEA, 2020-2021
  • Secretary, Section on Physiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, ADEA, 2019-2020
  • Director of Education, South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., 2019-2021
  • Greenville Health System GME Advisory Group for Diversity and Inclusion, 2016-2017
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Converse College, 2012-2020
  • Member, Leadership Team, AAW@GHS, Greenville Health System (now PRIZMA HEALTH), 2013-2017
  • Member, FASEB/MARC National Advisory Board, 2005-2020
  • Member, Executive Board, National Postdoctoral Association, 2004-2005
  • Member, ASIP Membership Committee, 2015-2016
  • Member, ASIP Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities, 2006-2016
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of STEM Outreach, 2021-present
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Academic Medicine, 2018-present
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of the National Medical Association, 2018-present
  • Member, Board of Grants, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, 2017-present
  • Reviewer, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Meeting Abstracts, 2017
  • Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health Student Award Committee, 2016-17
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Neurochemical Research, 2009-present
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Life Sciences, 2009-present
  • Member, TAMU Innovation and Design for Exploration and Analysis in Teaching Excellence (IDEATE) Community, 2021-present
  • Member, National Center for Medical Education, Development and Research Community of Practice, 2020-present
  • Member, American Dental Education Association, 2017-present
  • Member, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), 2014-present
  • Member, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2012-present
  • Member, American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), 2006-2016
  • Member, American Association of Immunology, 2006-2009. 2011-2013
  • Trainee Member, American Association of Immunology, 2001, 2006

Personal Statement

I have been a dedicated member of ASPET since joining in 1998 as a graduate student.  The guidance and mentorship that I have received through my interactions with ASPET members, participation in various ASPET committees and attendance at ASPET annual meetings has had a significant impact on my career. In more recent years, I have been thrilled to see that ASPET has strived to provide more programming and support to facilitate the success of pharmacology educators like me and to provide information on novel and impactful educational methodologies.

As Chair of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Division of Pharmacology Education (DPE), I helped to increase the diversity, overall membership and visibility of our division so that we now have representatives from pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, and nursing schools on the DPE executive committee. I would use the same strategies to help ASPET grow as a society. As an ASPET Council member, I will work diligently to build the membership and assist in other strategic initiatives of the organization because we have a better chance of ensuring the perpetuity of our organization by actively engaging all of our members as early as possible in their careers.  Furthermore, I have valuable experience from my service as a member of several award, admissions, search, curriculum, journal review (Academic Medicine) and trustee board committees. The opportunity to serve on the ASPET Council will provide me with more insight into our professional organization and if elected, I pledge to continue to support the outstanding members who comprise this exceptional society.  As a member of the ASPET Council, I welcome the chance to build on the excellent work that previous leaders have begun.


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