Susan Staggs Vos

Susan Staggs Vos

, PharmD, FAPhA
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Applied Clinical Sciences


Susan Vos is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Currently, her focus is on admissions and recruitment, curriculum, and student services for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Additionally, she is the co-director for the College’s Teaching and Learning Curriculum for Residents and Fellows where she teaches and inspires new educators in pharmacy practice. Previously, she served as the Director for experiential education where she oversaw experiential education for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Her classroom teaching is focused on pediatrics, pharmacy practice, and leadership. She has served as a preceptor in pediatrics, academic leadership, and a global health experience in Punta Gorda, Belize. She has published articles and presented topics on experiential education, co-curricular learning, learning disabilities, and preceptor development in the US, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and Italy. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in Memphis, Tennessee followed by a Pediatric Specialty Residency in Charleston, South Carolina. Vos is a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and has held leadership roles with APhA, IPA, and AACP. The joy of her life is being a wife and mom. Travel and exploration with her family and friends help to keep her open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

Susan Vos's research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically related to experiential education, preceptor development, and students with disabilities. She has published research related to preceptor development, student-patient encounter documentation, students with disabilities, mentoring, and co-curricular activities.

Susan Vos teaches in pediatric pharmacotherapy, leadership and continuing professional development, and interprofessional practice topics throughout the curriculum. She also enjoys teaching in a variety of experiential settings including service learning, academia, and a global health experience in Punta Gorda, Belize. She embraces active learning in all educational areas and enjoys utilizing humor, storytelling, and theatrical performance. She also assists in the development and delivery of preceptor educational programs.