Harrison School of Pharmacy

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Erika Kleppinger Erika Kleppinger
Associate Clinical Professor

Departments: Pharmacy Practice
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
1327c Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: kleppel@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-8281
Fax: 334-844-4410

Pharm.D. - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 2001

Erika L. Kleppinger, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Contemporary Aspects of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) Skills Labs for students in their first three professional years.

She joined the faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2003 and has practiced in several ambulatory care practice settings. Her areas of interest include teaching patient assessment skills, nonprescription drug therapeutics, skills-based assessments (OSCEs), educational research, diabetes and lipid management, and diabetes patient education.

Dr. Kleppinger graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2001 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She then completed two years of post-graduate residency training – a Pharmacy Practice residency at Temple University Hospital (2001-2002) and a Primary Care specialty residency at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in association with the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (2002-2003). In 2003, Dr. Kleppinger became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and in 2006 she obtained certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She was honored with the Preceptor of Excellence Award for the Auburn/Montgomery Region in both 2006 and 2010 and the Outstanding Teacher Award for the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2010.

Dr. Kleppinger dedicates most of her time to coordinating the Contemporary Aspects of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) courses at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. In these courses she teaches physical assessment skills, communication skills, nonprescription drug therapeutics, and provides immunization training for all HSOP students in their first professional year. Dr. Kleppinger is also active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She has served on several committees within the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice and is currently serving as the chair-elect for the Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group.


Last Updated: February 23, 2017