Dr. Jarvi was appointed Associate Dean of the Husson School of Pharmacy beginning in June, 2008. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Services from Southern Illinois University in 1979, a Masters in Forensic Science from George Washington University in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Oregon State University in 1985.
From 1985 to 1989, he was Assistant Professor and Manager of the Drug Research Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. From 1990 to 2002 he was Associate Professor/Professor and Director of the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. From 2002 to 2008 he served as Assistant Dean and Department Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University.
His research career has resulted in excess of $3 million in extramural funding and his (co)authoring 33 abstracts, seven invited presentations, and 24 publications.
He received the ISU Alumni Association OAS Influential Professor Award (1994, 1996, 1999, 2001) and was named College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year (1997, 1999). He has also received the ISU Outstanding Public Service Award (1997, 1999) and was honored with the Sigma Xi Jerry Bigelow Award for Teaching and Research in 2000.
Eric is very active in soccer serving for many years as a coach, holding a National Youth License, and for the last 10 years as a certified official at both the high school and club level. He was recognized in 2001 as the Coach of the Year in Idaho and in 2005 received an award as Volunteer of the Year for the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association. Outside of soccer he enjoys playing racquetball, fishing, and backpacking.
I believe there is a place for the traditional didactic lecture. However, the rapid growth in our subject areas, the innovations in teaching methods, and the need to inculcate life-long learning and critical thinking skills in our students necessitates the use of more innovative approaches to pharmacy education. I also value scholarship and the dissemination of that scholarship in a peer-reviewed forum as a vital component of effective teaching.