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


Dr. Vos is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Currently, her focus is on admissions and recruitment, student success and progression, curriculum, and student services for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Previously, she served as the Director for experiential education where she led the experiential education curriculum for the doctor of pharmacy program. Her classroom teaching is focused on pediatrics, pharmacy practice, and leadership. 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. 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, 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. Dr. 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 to Jeremy and a mom to Claire and Emily. Travel and exploration with her family and friends help to keep her open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

Research Narrative

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

Clinical Narrative

Dr. Vos's practice interests include pediatric pharmacotherapy and residency preparation for teaching. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Vos develops and delivers preceptor educational programs and leads the college's teaching curriculum for residents and fellows. She is actively involved in many professional organizations and has led the college's accreditation efforts.