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Faculty and Staff

Whitney D. Maxwell, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Director, Experiential Education
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-4715
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 501
Columbia, SC 29208
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MBA  University of South Carolina, 2015
Pharm.D.  Medical University of South Carolina, 2008

Pharmacy Residency, University of Virginia Health System, 2008-2009
Pharmacotherapy Residency, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2009-2010


Whitney Maxwell, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences who joined the USC College of Pharmacy faculty in 2011.  She currently serves as the Associate Director of Experiential Education and the Upstate Experiential Education Coordinator.

Dr. Maxwell earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2008, completed PGY1 residency training in 2009 at the University of Virginia Health System and completed a PGY2 pharmacotherapy specialty residency with an emphasis in Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She received board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2009.

Dr. Maxwell received the College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy & Outcomes Science Department Excellence Award in 2019 (Excellence in Scholarship), 2016 (Excellence in Teaching), and 2014 (Excellence in Service).  In 2016, she also received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network Outstanding Member Recognition Award and the University of South Carolina Class of 2017 Professor of the Year Award.  She received the Faculty Extra Mile Award in 2013.

Dr. Maxwell is active in several professional pharmacy organizations, including previously serving as the Chair of the Leadership Development Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for the 2020-2021 academic year.  She also previously served as Secretary of the AACP LD SIG. Her service to the LD SIG also includes chairmanship of several LD SIG committees in recent years, including the Programming Committee, the Membership & Professional Development Committee, the Leadership Toolkit Taskforce, and the Resolutions Committee (co-chair). She also served as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacogenomics Task Force Vice Chair from 2014-2015.  Within the state of South Carolina, Dr. Maxwell served on the Society of Health System Pharmacists (SCSHP) Board of Directors from 2016-2018, and has served on a number of SCSHP committees since 2011.

Research Interests

  • Leadership Development
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Experiential Learning

Awards & Honors

  • Department Excellence Award (Scholarship), Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC College of Pharmacy, 2019
  • Professor of the Year Award, USC College of Pharmacy, 2017
  • Department Excellence Award (Teaching), Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC College of Pharmacy, 2016
  • Outstanding Member Recognition Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network, 2016
  • Department Excellence Award (Service), Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC College of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Faculty Extra Mile Award, USC College of Pharmacy, 2013


Maxwell WD.  Cardiology Pharmacogenomics.  In: Lam JT, Gutierrez MA, Shah S, eds. Pharmacogenomics: A Primer for Clinicians.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2021:65-80.

Shealy SC, Worrall C, Baker JL, Grant AD, Fabel PH, Walker CM, Ziegler B, Maxwell WD.  Faculty and Preceptor Development to Foster Self-Awareness:  An Assessment of the Impact of the Birkman Method® Intervention.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2019;83(7):6920.  

Fierke KK, Lepp G, Maxwell WD, Hager K, Sucher B.  Improving Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences with an Intention/Reflection Practice.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.2019;11(4):394-401. PMID: 31040015.

Maxwell WD, Fabel PF, Diaz V, Walkow JC, Kwiek NC, Kanchanraksa S, Wamsley M, Chen A, Bookstaver PB.  Massive Open Online Courses in Healthcare Education: Lessons Learned and Practical Considerations.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2018;10:736-743.  PMID: 30025774.

Cooper C, Almgren M, Maxwell WD, Baker JL.  Instruction on compounded sterile preparations at U.S schools of pharmacy.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. 2018;75(12):845-847.  PMID: 29880516.  

Osborne KW, Woods KM, Maxwell WD, McGee K, Bookstaver PB.  Outcomes of Student-driven, Faculty-mentored Independent Research and Impact on Postgraduate Training and Career Selection.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2018; 82(4):Article 6246.  PMID: 29867236.  

Maxwell WD, Ramsey LB, Johnson SG, Moore KG, Shtutman M, Schoonover JH, Suzuki M.   Impact of Pharmacogenetics on Efficacy and Safety of Statin Therapy for Dyslipidemia.  Pharmacotherapy:  The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 2017;37(9):1172-1190.  PMID:  28672099

Maxwell WD, Grant AD, Fabel PH, Worrall C, Martinez B, Lu ZK, Davis R, Doran GH, Ziegler B.  Impact of the Birkman Method® Assessment on Pharmacy Student Self-Perceptions, Self-Awareness, and Self-Confidence.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2016; 80(9):Article 148.  PMID: 28090097

Maxwell WD, Mohorn PL, Haney J, Phillips CM, Lu ZK, Clark K, Corboy A, Ragucci KR.  Impact of an advanced cardiac life support simulation lab experience on pharmacy student confidence and knowledge.    American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2016;80(8):Article 140. PMID: 27899836  

Deal E, Stranges PM, Maxwell WD, et al.  The Importance of Research and Scholarly Activity in Pharmacy Training.  Pharmacotherapy:  The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 2016;36(12):e200-205.   PMID:  27885711

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