Michael Kelsch, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Professor
123D Sudro Hall



Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1), 2000
UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital/University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Madison, Wisconsin

Doctor of Pharmacy, 1999
North Dakota State University

Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1997
North Dakota State University


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice


School of Pharmacy (SOP) Curriculum Committee
SOP Assessment Committee
SOP Academic Affairs and Student Progress Committee – Chair
SOP Executive Team
SOP Leadership Council
College of Health Professions (CHP) Administrative Council
CHP Interprofessional Education Committee

Areas of Expertise

  • Pharmacy Education
  • Academic Affairs
  • Infectious Disease
  • Immunizations 
  • Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Association of College of Pharmacy
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
North Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists
North Dakota Pharmacists Association
Infectious Diseases Educators Network


PHRM 532, Infectious Disease
PH 735 Infectious Disease Management I

Pharmacist Licensure

North Dakota 


Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) 


Eukel H, Morrell B, Holmes S, Kelsch MP.  Managing Difficult Patient Encounters: Simulation Design, Findings, and Call to Action.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Jan 2021, 8327.

Scott DM, Kelsch MP, Zhang A, Friesner DL. Appraisal of the entrustable professional activities interprofessional team member domain performed by North Dakota pharmacists. Pharmacy Practice 2021 Jan-Mar;19(1):2179.

Scott DM, Kelsch MP, Zhang A, Friesner DL. Evaluation of the Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) Population Health Provider Domain by North Dakota Pharmacists. Pharmacy Practice 2020 Jul-Sep;18(3):1980.

Skoy E, Kelsch MP, Hall K, Choi BJ, Carson PJ. Increasing Adult Immunization Rates in a Rural State through Targeted Pharmacist Education. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. April 27, 2020.

Kelsch MP. Skin and Soft Tissue Infection I (Book Chapter) in Infectious Diseases: A Case-Study Approach (First Edition). McGraw-Hill (and online on Access Pharmacy). April 2020.

Scott DM, Kelsch MP, Hanel M, Friesner DL. Appraisal of the Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) Patient Care Provider Domain by North Dakota Pharmacists. Pharmacy Practice 2019 Oct-Dec;17(4):1607. 

Scott DM, Kelsch MP, Friesner DL. Impact of Achieved Tenure and Promotion on Faculty Research Productivity at a School of Pharmacy. Innovations in Pharmacy 2019 Vol. 10, No. 4, Article 21.

Kelsch MP, Sylvester RK. The Effect of Pre-requisite Pharmacodynamics Course Timing on Student Performance in Pharmacotherapy Courses. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2016:80(6):Article 99

Kelsch MP, Friesner DL. The Health Sciences Reasoning Test in the Pharmacy Admissions Process. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2014;78(1):Article 9

Anderson CL, Albrecht JM, Kelsch MP, Hanson PJ. Chronic CA-MRSA in a Basketball Player with Hammer Toe Deformity. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 2014;19(1):15-19.

Kelsch MP, Friesner DL. Evaluation of an Interview Process for Admission Into a School of Pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;76(2):Article 22

Kelsch MP, Werremeyer AB. Public Health Poster Project in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011;75(1):Article 2

Kelsch MP, Werremeyer AB. Current Events Project in a Pharmacotherapy Course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2010;74(4):Article 58

Grant Funding

Skoy E, Kelsch MP, Carson P, Hall K. Increasing Adult Immunization Rates through Targeted Pharmacist Education. ND Department of Health. July 2017-June 2018.

Scholarly Presentations at Professional Meetings

Cernusca D, Kelsch, MP. From Curriculum Tasks to Accreditation Applications: An Example of a Streamlined Integration of ExamSoft Legacy Platform. ExamSoft Assessment Conference 2021. Virtual. June 2021. 

Scott D, Kelsch MP, Friesner D. Do Tenure and Promotion Reduce Faculty Research Productivity? Evidence from a Pharmacy Practice Department. Annual Conference for Business & Health Administration Association. Chicago, IL. April 2018.

Dammer T, Kelsch MP, Dewey M. Evaluation of Fluoroquinolone Use in a Long Term Care Facility; ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, Florida. December 2017.

Wehner C, Kelsch MP, Leedahl D, Carson P. Pharmacist-Mediated Antimicrobial Hypersensitivity Reconciliation in an Emergency Department: A Pilot Study; ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, Florida. December 2017.

Anderson CL. Albrecht JM. Kelsch MP. Hansen PJ. Chronic CA-MRSA in a Basketball Player with Hammer Toe Deformity: A Case Study. HDE 6th Annual Research Showcase, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. April 18, 2012.

Helbling N. Kelsch MP. Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Anticoagulation Adherence and Resulting Outcomes in the Orthopedic Setting: A Prospective Study. 38th Annual Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference. Omaha, NE. May 10, 2012.

Kelsch MP, Werremeyer AB. Current Events Project by Students in a Pharmacotherapy Course. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting Poster Session,Boston, MA. July 19, 2009.

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