Jeff Cain

Contact Information

College of Pharmacy
114M BPC

789 S Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

phone: 859-257-4429
fax: 859-257-2128

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Adjunct Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice & Science

Director of Education Technology
Office of Education


B.B.A. Finance
University of Kentucky, 1992

M.S.E. Instructional Design
University of Kentucky, 1996

Ed.D. Instruction & Administration
University of Kentucky, 2007

Scholarly/Research Interests


Social Media

Technology in Education

Moral/Ethical Reasoning


Higher Education Issues

Jeff Cain - Ed.D.

Jeff Cain, EdD, MS, is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.  In addition to co-directing and teaching a pharmacy management course, he is actively involved in social and behavioral sciences research.  As part of his Office of Education assignment he works with faculty and administration on a variety of matters pertaining to instructional design, pedagogy, the curriculum, innovation, faculty development, instructional technologies, assessment and evaluation.  His primary research interests are e-professionalism, Web 2.0 applications in education and health science professions, and educational technology.  Dr. Cain’s diverse professional background includes work as an engineer for Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Inc and owning/managing a small landscaping business.  He has worked in the fields of higher education and technology since 1999 and has numerous publications and presentations related to Web 2.0, social media, teaching and learning, and instructional technology – particularly as they relate to the profession of pharmacy and pharmacy education.  Dr. Cain completed the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2013. He currently serves as an associate editor of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Selected Honors

  • Michael J. Lach Award of Innovative Teaching - UK College of Pharmacy (2012-13)
  • University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Administrative Employee of the Year (2001)

Teaching Activities

  • Co-coordinator, PPS 960 Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Course Coordinator, PPS 981 Thinking Creatively for Innovation

Selected Publications