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John M. Lonie

Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences, Full-time

B.S., Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island UniversityM.A., New School for Social ResearchEd.D, Teachers College, Columbia University


I was born raised and still reside in Brooklyn. I am also a proud alumnus of LIU College of Pharmacy. Shortly after graduation my wife Lynne (also an alumnus) and I started a community pharmacy practice in Brooklyn- Marine Park Pharmacy. Always interested in psychology and behavioral science, I went back to graduate school full-time (while operating our pharmacy) earning my masters and doctoral degrees in psychology and adult education (respectively). My academic career at LIU began in the fall of 1998 and continues today. I could not be more delighted with my career at LIU. I enjoy teaching and conducting meaningful research in social pharmacy and pharmacy education. Lynne and I have 16-year-old triplets- John, Emily and Patrick.


Using self-reflection methodologies as a tool for personal and professional growth; Empathic communication and development in students and pharmacists; How effective conflict management skills are learned in pharmacists and other heath professionals; Academic program development.

Research Interests:

My research is focused on how the learning sciences can influence the development of cognitive skills, attitudes and behaviors such as empathy and self-reflection in pharmacy students, pharmacists, and other health care providers. I am also involved in investigating theories and best practices in how educators can utilize self-reflective practices in the classroom.


Tsingos C, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Lonie JM, Smith L. “A Model for Assessing Reflective Practices in Pharmacy Education” In Press, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, October, 2015.

Lonie J, Desai K, “Using Transformative Learning Theory To Develop Metacognitive and Self-Reflective Skills in Pharmacy Students: A Primer for Pharmacy Educators” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 7(5). 2015.

Lonie JM, Marzella N, Perry R, Shah BK,  "Pharmacists Levels of Emotionality and Career Success Correlates: An Exploratory Study." Journal of Pharmacy Practice 28(3). 2015.

Desai K, Shah, B, Rahim H, Yin H, Lonie, J, “Genetic Testing for Risk of Lung Cancer: A Pilot Study Examining Perceived Benefits and Barriers Using Health Belief Model” American Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2(2). 2014.

Mihm DJ, Mihm L, Lonie JM, Dolinsky D, “Selected Perceptual Determinants of Pharmacy Students’ Expected Job Satisfaction: A Pilot Study”, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 3(3) 2011.

Lonie JM, “Learning Through Self-reflection: Understanding Communication Barriers   Faced by a Cross-cultural Cohort of Pharmacy Students”, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2(1), 2010.

Lonie JM, “From Counting and Pouring to Caring: The Empathic Developmental Process of Community Pharmacists”, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2(4). 2006.

Books/Book Chapters

Lonie JM, Desai KR, Torres G, “Behavioral Medicine: Patients Attitudes and Decision-Making Regarding the Use of Behavioral Medicine Practices” In A. Wertheimer, M. Smith and N. Rickles (eds.), Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care, 3nd ed. Jones & Bartlett, Submitted October, 2014; anticipated Spring / Summer 2016 publication.

Lectures and Presentations

Liu N, Lonie JM,  “Effects of Aggressive Patient Behavior of Pharmacist Job Stress and Job Satisfaction, American Pharmacists Assoc. Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, 2014

Lonie J, Marzella N, Perry R, Shah BK,  “An Examination of Emotional Thinking and its Correlates,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting and Conference, Chicago, Ill, 2013

Lonie JM, Marzella N, Perry R, Shah BK, Jariwala J, “ Emotional Thinking and Conflict Management Styles: Implications for Human Resource Management, The American Pharmacists Assoc. Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) - Long-Term Care section 2013- present

  • Appointed to PQA Measure Development Team (MDT) February, 2015
    - Selected to participate on MDT 4. Transitions of Care: Medication Reconciliation in LTC Setting.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)- Member

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)- Member