Charles Taylor, Pharm.D., is the vice president for academic affairs, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor of pharmacy practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He received his Bachelor of Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Auburn University. He completed postgraduate residency training at Duke University Medical Center before beginning his academic career as a pharmacist and assistant professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1997. In 2004, Dr. Taylor served as associate dean and chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. In 2008, he began at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy as the senior associate dean directing the academic programs across the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses.
Dr. Taylor has experience as a pharmacy practitioner, an educator and an administrator. As an educator, he taught within didactic, simulated, interprofessional, and experiential environments ranging from small group, problem-based learning modalities to large classroom actively engaged formats. Additionally, he has served on numerous national pharmacy committees focused on transforming student learning environments such as the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP) Task Force on Cultural Change, Measuring Student Performance Task Force and the Task Force on Graduate Pharmacy Education. His participation in the publication of “Future Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners Should Be Board-Certified Specialists” sparked national dialogue regarding the importance of credentialing for practitioners in direct patient care roles. Currently, Dr. Taylor is chair for the AACP Program Committee for the Section of Pharmacy Practice Teachers.
As a licensed pharmacist and board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, Dr. Taylor provided medication therapy management for patients with chronic diseases in primary care clinics and acute care facilities. Dr. Taylor’s focus on expanding access to pharmacy services included chronic diseases, wellness promotion and access to medical assistance led to research initiatives that improved health outcomes in two rural Alabama communities. This initiative required partnerships between public and private institutions, local community health clinics and a participating community pharmacy. Alternatively, Dr. Taylor’s research addressed urban health disparities in Missouri by adding pharmacy to existing interprofessional teams within health departments and local correction facilities to address population-based health issues.
Dr. Taylor has been recognized for excellence in teaching and as an AACP Academic Leadership Fellow within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He most recently completed the Harvard Management Development Program in 2012. Dr. Taylor is an editorial board member for Annals of Pharmacotherapy, has published more than 40 manuscripts and received more than a million dollars in external funding to address rural and urban health disparities through pharmacy outreach and community engagement.