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Physiological Sciences
Aso Prof

Phone: 405-744-2429




Jill Akkerman, DVM, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Her primary appointment involves teaching Anatomy in the DVM curriculum and current research interests include teaching/learning pedagogy and curricular development. Dr. Akkerman is also the director of the Clinical Skills Program, which will create an innovative clinical skills lab with high- and low-fidelity models and facilities for developing and assessing clinical reasoning and communication skills. The Clinical Skills Program will be a collaborative effort with faculty across departments at the College of Veterinary Medicine to meet competencies for the newly revised DVM curriculum.

Dr. Akkerman earned a BS in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University (NCSU), a DVM from NCSU, and a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences from NCSU. She received her Post Doc training at the Environmental carcinogenesis Division of the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Akkerman was faculty at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, teaching Anatomy of both small and large animal species for 15 years prior to coming to Oklahoma State. She is an outstanding educator who has received eight awards for excellence in teaching. In 2019, Dr. Akkerman won the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award at OSU.