Bruce McPheron, PhD
Dean's Chair in International Programs and Professor of Entomology
The Ohio State University
Dr. Bruce A. McPheron is Dean's Chair in International Programs and a Professor of Entomology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at the Ohio State University. He served as Ohio State's Executive Vice Presidnet and Provost from December, 2015, through July, 2021. Prior to that role, he served as the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State, following a 25 year career at Penn State University. In his role as provost, he worked to build an interdisciplinary culture across one of the most comprehensive universities in the world. Interprofessional educaiton for our health sciences students was a critical part of this portfolio, reflecting the manner in which health professionals practice their craft. Dr. McPheron, an entomologist by training, is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Entomological Society of America, and he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Feeding America.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Objectives Describe effective strategies and key challenges for engaging senior leaders in interprofessional practice and education (IPE) as a priority organizational change initiative. Personally apply specific knowledge and skills to address these challenges, enabling successful development, integration, deployment and sustainability of IPE strategic initiatives. Engaging senior leaders is critical for successful IPE. But attracting and holding their attention requires intentional, streamlined, focused communication, and political savvy. Using issue selling as a framework, two…