Dr. C. Lea Winkles

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

C. Lea WinklesEducation

  • Pharm.D., Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy


  • PHA 373 Introductory Pharmacy Law
  • PHA 363 and 364 Professional Development and Engagement I and II
  • PHA 493 and 494 Professional Development and Engagement III and IV
  • PHA 505 Community Pharmacy Ownership
  • PHA 529 Contemporary Compounding
  • PHA 650 A, B and C Pharmacotherapy Case Conference
  • PHA 682 Academic Administration

Teaching Philosophy

Learning is a lifelong process that we should embrace every day. Therefore, learning should not cease when you end when you complete high school, end a class discussion, take an exam or graduate from a degree program.

The desire, thirst and quest to learn are often driven by a teacher who creates an engaging environment in their classroom. Students are often guided to gather, process and assimilate knowledge in an environment that may be uncomfortable and require them to think “outside of the box”. An instructor should be sensitive to the fact that no two students will learn the same material using the same methods. Therefore, teachers should encourage students to use the full range of their senses to guide them in their acquisition and application of knowledge.

Students need an opportunity to see and hear real-life examples in the structured environment of the classroom. In this type of structured setting, the teacher and students have the opportunity to ask questions, debate differing opinions, and field the “what-if” scenarios. Ideally students should take this time to reflect on how they would assess the situation, apply their working knowledge, outline the desirable outcomes and develop a plan to achieve their goals.

One of the main reasons why I decided to pursue a career in academia was so that I would have the opportunity to share with others what I have learned from my experiences through the classroom as a student and in the real-world as a practitioner. I have had many teachers, colleagues and peers that have helped me along the way. They have provided support, offered opinions, taught me lessons, and allowed me to learn my own lessons. Over time many of these relationships have grown from a teacher/student relationship to a life-long mentor/mentee relationship. I sincerely hope that I am able to have a similar impact on those students that I encounter during my tenure in academia.

Selected Publications

  • Welch LH, Bonner CL, Augustine J, Duke LJ. Academic Success Plans in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences to Promote Self-Awareness and Improve Performance. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning; April 2019: 11(4):321-328.
  • Manigault KR, White A, Bonner CL, Bina WF, Girton F. An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Pharmacy on a Global Medical Mission Trip. Pharmacy Education; 2019: 19(1):86-92.
  • Thurston MM, Augustine JM, Bonner CL. A Comparison of Baseline Professional Attitudes and Behaviors Among Student Pharmacists. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning; July 2018: 10(7):875-885.
  • Bonner CL, Staton AG, Naro PB et al. A Compliance Assessment of Midpoint Formative Assessments Completed by APPE Preceptors. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning; January 2018; 10(7):14-20.
  • Welch LH, Bonner CL.  Use of Academic Success Plans in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences:  Promoting Self-Awareness.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section Newsletter; Winter 2016.
  • Naughton CA, Schweiger TA, Angelo LB, Bonner CL, Dhing CW, Farley JF. Expanding Dress Code Requirements in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Am J Pharm Educ.2016;80(5): Article 74.
  • Knauss M, Bonner CL, Patka J, Abraham P. Evaluation of pharmacy resident alertness in an overnight on-call program.  Am J Health Syst Pharm. July 15, 2015 72:1215-1220 DOI: 10.2146/ajhp140338.
  • McCullough E, Staton A, Bonner CL, Fetterman JW, Wickman J, Parham L. Team Development of the Experiential Program Office and Beyond.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section Newsletter; Spring 2015.
  • Bonner CL, Manigualt KM. Post-Partum Constipation. Remington:  The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, 22nd Edition.

Contact Dr. C. Lea Winkles

(678) 547-6226