Headshot of Daniel Kerner, a brunette male in a shirt and tie.

Chair of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Associate Professor, Chicago State University College of Health Sciences and Pharmacy

“I will be forever grateful for the amazing relationships I developed with my classmates and professors during my time at Purdue. It takes a great support system to get through pharmacy school, and I would be nowhere near where I am today without the great friends and mentors I found at Purdue.”

2015 PharmD, Purdue University

Career Highlights
  • Being accepted to, and subsequently graduating from, one of the top colleges of pharmacy in the country
  • Obtaining additional clinical education by completing two years of postgraduate residency training
  • Achieving a longstanding goal of obtaining a faculty position in a college of pharmacy
  • Being recognized as a leader by my fellow pharmacy practice faculty in my election as department chair
  • Being honored by my beloved alma mater as the Outstanding Early Career Award recipient

Dr. Daniel Kerner is a 2015 graduate of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Daniel completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, Nebraska. He then went on to complete a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency with Community Health Network in Indianapolis. In 2017, Daniel began his career in academia by accepting a position as a clinical assistant professor. He currently serves as the chair of pharmacy practice and a clinical associate professor at Chicago State University College of Health Sciences and Pharmacy.

Daniel has had a longstanding passion for teaching and mentorship. Despite now serving in an administrative role, Daniel remains very involved in the classroom, and his dedication to education has been recognized by his students through the awarding of multiple teaching and precepting awards. His focus on student success has led to him serving as the primary coordinator of his institution’s NAPLEX preparation efforts. His involvement in the develop- ment of a NAPLEX preparation curriculum has provided him the opportunity to serve as a co-leader for a national group of pharmacy faculty with a focus on improving best practices for student NAPLEX readiness.

Daniel currently resides in Chicago with his wife and newborn daughter. Daniel remains a diehard Purdue sports fan, and he makes it a point to get back to campus at least once every year to watch a football or basketball game in person.