Faculty

Charisse Johnson

Charisse Johnson

MS, PharmD

Associate Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Experiential Education

Charisse Johnson MS, PharmD, is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Experiential Education and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP).  Dr. Johnson received both her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy (UIC-COP). Possessing formal teaching experiences in both didactic and experiential arenas with student pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy technicians, Dr. Johnson has served in various capacities as a guest speaker, course instructor, and graduate teaching assistant lecturing on topics such as regulatory policy, patient safety, and the pharmacist’s role in community health. In February 2018, Dr. Johnson received her teacher certification from the Center for KORU Mindfulness; subsequently in August 2020 she became a certified facilitator with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Prior to joining Chicago State University, Dr. Johnson was the Professional Affairs Manager at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. She also has practice experience in community and health-systems pharmacy.  Dr. Johnson has served as a board member for both the National Pharmaceutical Association and Chicago Pharmacists Association. She is also a member of Rho Chi Honor Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Fraternity, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. She has received a number of awards and accolades, including the UIC-COP Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award, the UIC-COP Urban Health Program Distinguished Alumni Award, the CSU-COP Dean’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Service, and the CSU Academic & Student Affairs Excellence Award.

 

Staff

Amalia Diaz

Amalia Diaz

Director of Student Records & Activities

Amalia Diaz is the Director of Student Records and Activities at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). Mrs. Diaz received her Bachelor's Degree from Chicago State University. She is excited to be a part of the student affairs team, as she helps prospective students during the application process and supports current students.

Lalita

Tashei Gandhi

Director of Student Affairs|Admissions Specialist

Tashel Gandhi, PharmD is the Director of Student Affairs & Admissions Specialist at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP).  Dr. Gandhi received her PharmD from CSU-COP and her Bachelors from University of Birmingham at Alabama. She worked in a community setting for 3+ years and joined Student Affairs 2 years ago as the Director of Recruitment, now transitioning  to the Director of Student Affairs.  Dr. Gandhi is excited to join the CSU-COP community again to help recruit new students, oversee student activities, serve as a mentor, and advocate as an alumna. Dr. Gandhi is thrilled to share her experiences of taking on a non-traditional pharmacy role to prospective and current students.