The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy 

  • Dean: Dr. Scott Stolte

The School of Pharmacy  is the home for the two-year Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat program and the four-year professional program.

Students who successfully complete the Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat program matriculate directly into the accredited program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The School also accepts a limited number of Wilkes and other students into this professional program.  

School of Pharmacy

  • Dean: Dr. Scott Stolte
  • Assistant Deans: Dr. Julie Olenak, Dr. Jennifer Malinowski
  • Chairperson, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. Zbigniew Witczak
  • Chairperson, Department of Pharmacy Practice: Dr. Judith Kristeller 

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate and develop highly qualified professionals and notably contribute to the ever-changing science and practice of pharmacy.

Our Vision

We aspire to be recognized as a premiere School of Pharmacy through progressive education, cutting-edge practice, and significant contribution to the science of pharmacy. 

Our Values

  • Personalized Education
    We are committed to educating future professional pharmacists. We demonstrate this through our emphasis on communication, team-building, personal mentoring, close inter-professional relationships, and interdisciplinary curriculum service-learning, and small class size.
  • Cornerstone Scholarship
    Scholarly pursuits support our commitment to educational excellence, faculty development, quality patient care, and the advancement of the practice and science of pharmacy.
  • Ultimate Service and Practice
    We regard progressive pharmacy care, committed professionalism, and civic engagement as essential to cultivating a dedication to the health and wellness of the community in which we live. 


The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has granted the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at Wilkes University full accreditation.

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The six-year Pharmacy Program at Wilkes University consists of two components. The first is the two-year Pre-pharmacy Program, and the second is the Professional Program.