Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D. (English-Rhetoric & Composition), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
M.A. (English), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
B.A. (English), State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Dr. Hobson has spent much of his career in pharmacy education, helping to develop curricula and instructional methodologies. At the Albany College of Pharmacy, he developed a nationally recognized model clerkship program in academic pharmacy, as well as a dual-focused residency program in ambulatory care/adult teaching and learning.
His service to the pharmacy community is varied and includes membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Dr. Hobson has chaired the AACP Liberal Education Special Interest Group, served as AACP Institute faculty, and was a member of the Best Evidence Pharmacy Education and Enhancing Communication Abilities taskforce.
Dr. Hobson has also been involved with curricular planning, development, and assessment. His research and faculty development activities are focused on student abilities development, curricular models, and their implementation and maintenance. He has had six books and more than 50 articles published on his research into issues of student motivation to learn, and reading and writing as essential communication and academic skills. His research has received the International Writing Centers Association's Research Award (1999) and the Robert J. Menges Research Award (2001) from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.
Dr. Hobson writes and leads workshops at colleges and universities around the country that focus on active and collaborative learning, student motivation, writing across the curriculum, abilities-based education, and outcomes-based assessment.
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