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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 is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.  Since joining the faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2003, she has practiced in several ambulatory care practice settings, coordinated and taught in a variety of skills laboratory activities, and worked passionately on curriculum development and revision.  Her areas of interest include teaching patient assessment skills, nonprescription drug therapeutics, skills-based assessments (OSCEs), educational research, 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 (2001-02) and a Primary Care specialty residency at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in association with the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (2002-03). In 2003, Dr. Kleppinger became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and from 2006-2016 she was a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She was honored with the Preceptor of Excellence Award for the Auburn/Montgomery Region in both 2006 and 2010, Outstanding Teacher Award for the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2010, and the Harrison School of Pharmacy WOW Award in 2014.

Dr. Kleppinger dedicates most of her time to coordinating and developing skills laboratory activities and assessing those skills through Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs). She is passionate about teaching physical assessment skills, communication skills, nonprescription drug therapeutics, and immunization certification training.  Her outreach efforts include coordinating the Resident Teaching and Learning Program (RTLP) offered by the Harrison School of Pharmacy to pharmacy residents across 3 states, mentoring pharmacy residents in various teaching activities, and participating in a summer Pharmacy Camp for high school students.

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, was elected to the leadership of the Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group from 2012-16, and in 2016 was appointed to a Council of Deans/Council of Faculties joint task force Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Catalyst Team.


Last Updated: June 20, 2017