Faculty

To learn more about the ACCP Leadership and Management Academy faculty, please see below.

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Debbie C. Byrd, Pharm.D., BCPS

Impostors, Negotiators, Mentors & Perfectionists: A Journey to Confident Leadership

Dr. Debbie C. Byrd is Dean of Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. Previous administrative leadership experience includes roles as Associate Dean for Professional Affairs and Assistant Dean for a new distance education campus, serving as Director of Experiential Learning and as Director for Primary Care and Rural Primary Care Residency Programs, and representing the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teachers of Pharmacy Practice as chair of the section. A professor of Pharmacy Practice, Dr. Byrd’s practice experience includes development of new patient care services for underserved Family Medicine patients at sites including a private community hospital, rural mobile health clinic, rural private practice, and a large academic medical center. Honored as a Preceptor of Excellence, her leadership in education includes curricular redesign, faculty orientation and mentoring programs, formal resident teaching and learning program activities, and an academia and leadership APPE. Dr. Byrd is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis followed by a Primary Care Specialty Residency at the National Institutes of Health. She began the first ten years of her academic career at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, followed by another decade at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Byrd is a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Management Development Program and the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.

Peter Hurd, Ph.D.

Interpersonal Leadership Development; Attributes of a Leader; Leadership, Accountability, and Personnel Evaluation

Peter Hurd is a professor and department chair of pharmaceutical and administrative sciences at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. His research interests include public health, leadership/management, program assessment in education, learning styles and active learning, and psychosocial aspects of medication use.

Hurd’s recent teaching includes courses in public health, health systems management, medical sociology, gerontology, and research methods. He has presented numerous workshops on personal effectiveness.

Hurd is also one of three editors for a recently published book linking public health and pharmacy, and he has published 33 professional articles and nine book chapters.

Robert E. Smith, Pharm.D.

Interpersonal Leadership Development; Attributes of a Leader; Leading From the Outside In

Robert E. Smith is a professor emeritus at the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He received his B.A. degree from Arizona State University and his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Southern California. On graduation, Smith spent 2 years in the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service at Crow Agency, Montana.

In 1971, Smith joined the faculty at Wayne State University College of Pharmacy in Detroit, Michigan. After 7 years at Wayne State University, he served as a faculty member, department chair, and assistant dean at Creighton University School of Pharmacy. In 1989, he was appointed as the vice president for academic affairs and dean at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, where he served until 1995. After a 1-year sabbatical at AACP, Smith accepted his last academic position at Auburn University, from which he retired in 2012.

Smith was elected as an AACP president-elect (1998–1999) and president (1999–2000). He continues to be involved in academic pharmacy as an invited speaker and consultant on personal, professional, and academic leadership; strategic planning; and pedagogical and curricular change.