Meet Our Faculty: Sharon Baker

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Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Medical Assisting; Program Coordinator, Allied Healthcare

Faculty member since 2013
Pronouns: she/her

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Technician and Lab

  • Pharmaceutical Calculations

  • Pharmacology for Allied Health

  • Advanced Pharmacy Technician and Lab

  • Pharmacology Lab for Medical Assistants

  • Practicum for Pharmacy Technician Certificate and Medical Assisting Certificate


I have been a licensed pharmacist in the state of Maryland since 1991. I worked in multiple pharmaceutical fields and roles, including retail, long-term care, long-term care IV infusion manager, consultant pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, and clinical care coordinator. I began teaching for CSM in 2013 as an adjunct professor for workforce development and became the Allied Healthcare Program Coordinator in 2015. I like to use all the knowledge I have gained in my work experience to create classes directly related to real life practice.

I am also a mother of three and grandmother of five.

Educational Background 

I graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy with my bachelor's in pharmaceutical science. I graduated in 2019 from Walden University. with honors with my master's degree in education with emphasis on teaching 


My classes are developed with an emphasis on relating content to real world scenarios. I provide information to students in visual and auditory formats to ensure that I meet the different learning method of all students. The classes are also designed to present didactic information followed by hands-on instruction in specially designed simulation labs.

I am an avid football (Commanders) and hockey (Capitals) fan. I am also a Pembroke Welch Corgi fanatic. I currently have three senior corgis, but had six a few years ago. I was a breeder of these adorable herding dogs, but have retired due to their age. Most of my spare time is spent with my grandson who lives in Maryland, visiting my other four grandchildren in New Hampshire, and visiting my daughter in Savannah, Georgia.

I redeveloped the pharmacy technician certificate program, which was able to achieve national accreditation through the American Pharmacist Association and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. I also had the incredible opportunity to participate in the design of the new Center for Health Sciences and watch the building become a reality. The design of the labs and simulation equipment has made a significant impact on the education of our pharmacy technician and medical assisting students.

CSM offers our students an excellent education with a significantly smaller student to faculty ratio. This produces a tight-knit, collaborative environment for our students to learn and support each other in innovative and diverse courses.

My programs provide students with immediate access to the workforce, while opening the door to furthering their educational journey in the healthcare field. I have had three pharmacy technician students complete their associate degree in pre-professional health at CSM and then transfer to pharmacy school to become pharmacists. I have also hadmedical assistants return to CSM to complete their associate degree in nursing before completing their bachelor's in nursing through numerous transfer programs. We create a pattern of lifelong learning for our community.

I am an active member of the Maryland Pharmacist Association, American Pharmacist Association (APHA), and Maryland's Association of Faculties for the Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT). I have presented at AFACCT twice.

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Last updated: 9/5/23

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