Liz Peckham, Ph.D.

Clinical Instructor


Dr. Peckham obtained her Ph.D. in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Peckham is a master teacher with a proven track record in class design, implementation, and leadership. In her current role as Associate Professor and Chair of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Madonna University, Dr. Peckham teaches a variety of courses, including Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Genetics, Cell Biology, Advanced Physiology, and a Special Topics course focused on racial disparities in science. In addition to teaching, she advises Biology majors and serves as faculty advisor for the Biological and Health Sciences club. As Chair of the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, she is responsible for budgets, hiring adjunct instructors, scheduling, and other administrative duties. She has extensive experience teaching Pharmacology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also been employed as an adjunct instructor at Spring Arbor University for many years where she teaches Advanced Pharmacology for MSN Nurse Practitioner students. Prior to joining the faculty at Madonna in 2020, Dr. Peckham served on the faculty at Concordia University where she designed and taught undergraduate Pharmacology courses for Biology majors as well as Pharmacology for Nurses I and II and later designed and taught Pharmacology for Master’s level athletic training students. After leaving Concordia, she was asked back to teach Pharmacology to their Physician Assistant students.


As a faculty member at Concordia and Madonna, Dr. Peckham has worked effectively with individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, including serving on a Higher Learning Commission task force with top administrators at Concordia University. At both Concordia and Madonna, she mentored senior seminar students as they planned their research under her guidance, wrote a research proposal, and then carried out the research. Dr. Peckham’s own research program focuses on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She has presented her research at the Lilly Conference on several occasions. In addition, she has participated in a career panel held by our Department for students and post-docs. Dr. Peckham has clearly devoted her career to education scholarship.



Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Michigan, 2005
B.S., Biology, Ashland University, 1999

Post-Doctoral Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biopsychology, University of Michigan, 2005-2008