Stephanie Y. Manley, PharmD, assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice, was drawn to Pacific by the opportunity to give students lightbulb moments. “I’ve always enjoyed learning and being taught; having that moment of epiphany where a previously confusing subject suddenly becomes clear,” said Dr. Manley. “I would like to share that feeling and clarity with others. I really appreciate Pacific’s focus on students and teaching; which gives me opportunities to share the journey of learning with others.”
She earned her doctor of pharmacy from Belmont University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. As a student, she was involved with Rho Chi Society and Phi Delta Chi. Dr. Manley completed a clinical scientist fellowship in drug information at Belmont University in partnership with Aegis Sciences Corporation. “All of pharmacy is about drug information in one form or another; whether that is in educating a student, making a recommendation to a provider or choosing the best treatment course for a patient. In the changing landscape of pharmacy, I wanted to be at the center of what I felt was the core of the practice.”
She knows from experience the value of a supportive mentor to help one both set and achieve goals. “My largest influence has been my mentor, Dr. Genevieve Engle,” Dr. Manley said. “As both a professor and a drug information pharmacist, she has taught me so much. She has been both a friend and coach during my academic and professional journey. Never fail to dream big when creating your goals lest you limit yourself to what you think you can do, rather than what you can do. My goals are to provide excellent student-centered teaching for the University and help Pacific become the foremost institution of pharmacy education in the nation.”
Never fail to dream big when creating your goals lest you limit yourself to what you think you can do, rather than what you can do.
Dr. Manley’s research interests include educational outcomes research and drugs of abuse. She is interested in exploring how the “varying legality of marijuana across states influences use and patient health.”
Her hobbies include writing fantasy novels, taking care of her two cats and collecting fountain pens. Dr. Manley and her husband enjoy playing board games and exploring local restaurants.
By Anne Marie H. Bergthold