Dr. Mitroka earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Rutgers University. Prior to joining PBA, Jim worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb as a research group leader and conducted studies to determine the metabolic fate of experimental drugs. Jim’s experience includes studies involving stable and radioactive isotopes both in vivo and in vitro. As a faculty member in the Gregory School of Pharmacy, Jim is working with others to establish meaningful research in the pharmaceutical sciences on campus, and he teaches pharmacology and medicinal chemistry portions of the curriculum. Jim is thankful for the opportunity to work with pharmacy students and to share with them how science can be used to improve healthcare. Jim’s goal, as professor, is to follow the example of Christ in helping students develop into all that God meant for them to be – intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. For enjoyment, Jim enjoys rollerblading, aerobics, body surfing, and digital photography. He believes wholeheartedly that the Bible is the inspired truth of God and he depends on it, along with prayer, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, for answers and direction in life. Jim finds that the study of the natural world presents compelling evidence for faith in the God of the Bible. Jim lives in the West Palm Beach area with his beloved wife of over 30 years, Rosemary. Rosemary and Jim have three adult children with whom they love to spend time.