Shelby A. Bennett, PharmD, BCACP


Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986145 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6145
402-552-3498 (Office)
402-559-5060 (Fax)

Shelby Bennett is a Clinical Assistant Professor in both the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Office of Experiential Programs. Her service to the Office of Experiential Programs (OEP) includes preceptor development, experiential site visits, and management of student introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs).

Dr. Bennett earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. She completed a PGY-1 community-based pharmacy residency with the University of Kansas and Balls Food Stores in Overland Park, Kansas. She holds a teaching certificate from The University of Kansas Health System.  Dr. Bennett became a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) in 2020.

Teaching Activities:
Dr. Bennett teaches the laboratory-based Intro to Contemporary Compounding (PHPR 572) course. She coordinates, provides instructional sessions, and schedules all four Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Courses: Community IPPE (PHPR 602), Institutional IPPE (PHPR 604), Drug Information IPPE (PHPR 606), and Patient Care IPPE (PHPR 608). Dr. Bennett also lends her expertise in advanced community practice to the pharmacotherapy lab sequences for P2s and P3s. She can be found guest lecturing in other PharmD courses or speaking to student organizations on community practice transformation, the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), community-based residency, and the Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative.

Service Activities:
Nationally, Dr. Bennett is actively involved in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), recently serving as an abstract reviewer, poster judge, and member of the Immunization Reference Guide Task Force. She is a member of the Laboratory Instructors, Experiential Education, and ACT Pharmacy Collaborative Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In 2020, Dr. Bennett was named to the ACT Task Force as a Faculty Appointee. Locally, she is also a member of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. In addition to her extensive service to OEP, Dr. Bennett serves the college on the Communications Committee, by advising student pharmacists through the Pharmacy Family Program, and mentoring students through student organization-mediated activities such as mock interview nights and CV reviews.

Research Activities/Interests:
Dr. Bennett’s interests center around the areas of pharmacist-provided clinical services in the community setting, community practice transformation, workplace authenticity, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Bennett is currently leading a workgroup within the Academia-CPESN Transformation Pharmacy Collaborative to develop a framework for experiential learning departments to evaluate and incorporate community practice transformation into the student learning experience.

Recent Publications:

  1. Smith M, Bennett S. 5 Quick Tips to Create a Transformative Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Rotation. Pharmacy Times. Published online August 18, 2021.
  2. Bennett SA, Ruisinger JF, Prohaska ES, Steele KM, Melton BL. Assessing pet owner and veterinarian perceptions of need for veterinary compounding services in a community pharmacy setting. Pharmacy Practice. 2018; Jul-Sep;16(3):1224.
  3. Bennett S, Castillo S, Begley K, Hoie E, O'Brien K. Revisiting Seasonal Allergies: Spotlight on Sublingual Immunotherapy. The Nebraska Mortar & Pestle. 2016;79(5):18-23.