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College of Pharmacy

Change lives for the better.

No PCAT Required! Tuition Under $40K per year!

Being a part of another person’s care and health is quite a responsibility. That’s why our experienced faculty will holistically prepare you to take on that responsibility — academically, professionally and personally. We’ll equip you to be a lifelong expert in the safe and effective use of medicines and to be a respected member of health care teams alongside physicians, nurses and others. It’s also why our challenging curriculum is filled with important ethical and relevant discussions. Rooted in the Christian faith, we are committed to developing pharmacists who not only know how to execute in their field but see a deeper level of caring as essential to their work and the communities they serve.

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Graduate Programs

You have many choices in pharmacy education. But not all of them offer the same opportunities. Make sure your final choice is one that will prepare you to be the pharmacist you truly want to be.

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100%

Job placement rate

Doctor of Pharmacy

Our Doctor of Pharmacy degree is a demanding, full-time, four-year course of study that adheres to the highest professional standards, while providing an educational foundation for a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. The program includes three years of integrated scientific and clinical coursework along with introductory practice experiences followed by a year of advanced practices. Or maximize your time, money and effort by choosing one of our three dual degree programs.

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Get your Pharm.D. in the health care capital of America.

Studying pharmacy in the health care capital makes a difference. According to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce half of the US population lives within 650 miles of our city. Health care contributes $38.8 billion annually to Nashville’s economy with the more than 250 diverse health companies headquartered in the city. Simply put, we have choices here that ensure your pharmacy practice experiences are more diverse, of higher quality and cover a large expanse of the industry.

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95.8%

NAPLEX pass rate

8:1

Student to faculty ratio

People

Meet the key people that make up the College of Pharmacy.

  • Scott Akers

    Scott Akers

    Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Akers received his Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, he was a...

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  • Beth Breeden

    Beth Breeden

    Chair, Health Care Informatics

    Beth Breeden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her practice and research efforts include healthcare informatics, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and innovative/disruptive technologies such as blockchain....

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  • Abbie Burka

    Abbie Burka

    Assistant Professor

    Abbie Burka has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University since 2012. Burka currently serves as Director of Interprofessional Education, where she coordinates collaborative learning opportunities for...

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  • Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell

    Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy

    Thomas Campbell is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. Campbell received his Doctor of Pharmacy...

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  • Kevin Clauson

    Kevin Clauson

    Associate Professor

    Kevin A. Clauson is an Associate Professor at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Clauson interacts with student pharmacists in courses including health informatics and independent research in...

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  • Sarah Collier

    Sarah Collier

    Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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  • Zac Cox

    Zac Cox

    Associate Professor

    Zac Cox attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied pre-pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of...

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  • Rachel Crouch

    Rachel Crouch

    Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Crouch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Biochemistry and Spanish from Lipscomb University in 2008 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in...

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  • Nate Daniels

    Nate Daniels

    Assistant Professor

    Daniels received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at The Ohio State University in 2003 after which he worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Laboratories and Hospira Inc....

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  • Roger Davis

    Roger Davis

    Dean, College of Pharmacy

    Roger L. Davis graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in 1971 and a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1972. He served on the...

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  • Joe Deweese

    Joe Deweese

    Associate Professor

    Joe Deweese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 2004 and his Doctor of Philosophy...

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  • Kevin Eidson

    Kevin Eidson

    Assistant Professor

    Eidson joined Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in August of 2010. He teaches Pharmacy Law and Ethics and assists with coordinating continuing...

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  • Chad Gentry

    Chad Gentry

    Associate Professor

    Gentry currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and is the Director of Experiential Education Quality Assurance. Gentry received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University...

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  • Kayce Gill

    Kayce Gill

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Kayce Gill is a Nashville native who grew up visiting the Nashville Public Library every Saturday. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Lipscomb University, she decided to...

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  • Ben Gross

    Ben Gross

    Associate Professor

    Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Murray State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee. Gross completed a specialty residency in...

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  • Susan Hamblin

    Susan Hamblin

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Hamblin received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in 2007. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. in 2008 and completed...

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  • Klarissa Jackson

    Klarissa Jackson

    Assistant Professor

    Jackson received her bachelor of science (B.S.) in Chemistry from Jackson State University in 2006 and her doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in 2011. Her graduate...

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  • Randy Jerkins

    Randy Jerkins

    Assistant Professor

    Jerkins graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Biology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in 1985 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1986 from the...

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  • Justin Kirby

    Justin Kirby

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Kirby has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Lipscomb University since 2017. His previous position was the clinical pharmacy services director at Perkins Drugs in Gallatin, Tenn. He...

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  • Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    Associate Professor

    Jeff Lee has been a senior leader in the pharmaceutical industry focused on pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes research for over 20 years. Most recently, Lee worked for Allergan, Inc., where...

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  • Susan Mercer

    Susan Mercer

    Associate Professor

    Susan L. Mercer, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined the faculty of the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy in 2008. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hill University and...

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  • Lindsey Miller

    Lindsey Miller

    Associate Professor

    Miller received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She then went...

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  • Whitney Narramore

    Whitney Narramore

    Assistant Professor

    Narramore earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Following graduation, she completed her first-year residency in pharmacy practice at Blount Memorial Hospital in...

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  • Kam Nola

    Kam Nola

    Professor

    Kam Nola received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Masters of...

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  • Robin Parker

    Robin Parker

    Assistant Professor

    Parker attended the University of Mississippi where she studied pre-pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2013. Since graduation, Parker...

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  • Stephen Phipps

    Steve Phipps

    Associate Professor

    Phipps earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Montana. Shortly after this, he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ where he served for three...

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  • Jonathon Pouliot

    Jon Pouliot

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Jonathon Pouliot received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College in Providence, RI. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy training from Campbell University...

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  • Julie Stephens

    Julie Stephens

    Assistant Professor

    Julie Stephens received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in 2007 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2010. She...

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  • Catherine Terry

    Catherine Terry

    Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

    Terry received the Bachelor of Science degree in Family Relations and Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science from Lipscomb University in 2006. She also received a Master...

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  • Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson

    Chair, Pharmacy Practice

    J. Richard Thompson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and...

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  • Brent Thompson

    Brent Thompson

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Thompson studied Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at The University of Tennessee as an undergraduate. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee...

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  • Jimmy Torr

    James Torr

    Associate Professor

    Torr completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Accounting from Lipscomb University in 2001 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy...

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  • Sarah Uroza

    Sarah Uroza

    Assistant Professor

    Uroza completed her pre-pharmacy course work at the University of Central Arkansas and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy...

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  • Matt Vergne

    Matt Vergne

    Assistant Professor

    Vergne received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Harding University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. Vergne completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Analytical...

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  • Allison Walker

    Allison Walker

    Assistant Professor

    Allison Walker received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Samford University. She then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Emory Healthcare...

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  • Jessica Wallace

    Jessica Wallace

    Assistant Professor

    Wallace received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She then went on...

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  • Greg Young

    Greg Young

    Associate Dean, Experiential Education

    Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb University, Young served for six years as a Nuclear Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services. He previously served as...

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Graduate Programs


Lipscomb University has a storied tradition in forging students to be leaders in multiple careers and, most importantly, a proven background in preparing students for a life of service. The College of Pharmacy shares that same vision and commitment as it expands that legacy and tradition of excellence to the field of pharmacy education. With our full-time, four-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree, you’ll have the skillset to stand out. With a 75-student cohort, dedicated faculty and curriculum that adheres to the highest professional standards, we’ll give you an educational foundation for a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2013 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Or save some time, money and effort by enrolling in one of our three dual degree offerings including our Pharm.D./MHCI, Pharm.D./MMHC or Pharm.D./Ph.D. Partnership with the Pharmacology Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University.