Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Leadership

W-Thomas-Smith

Dean of  Pharmacy Programs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice


W. Thomas “Tommy” Smith joined Manchester University College of Pharmacy in May 2015 as the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation.  At Manchester, Dr. Smith works with students, faculty, and other stakeholders in implementing the program’s assessment plan.  Dr. Smith is a 1994 graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  He began his pharmacy career as the operations director of Corum Health Services, Inc. – a long-term care pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri.  In 2002, he enrolled in law school at St. Louis University School of Law, and graduated in 2005 with a Juris Doctor degree and certificate in health law from the School’s top-ranked Center for Health Law Studies.  Dr. Smith served on the faculty of the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy from 2005 to 2008 and of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy from 2008 to 2015.  At the University of Florida, he served as the director of the College’s online master’s program in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy and director of the co-curriculum.  A member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Society for Pharmacy Law, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Smith has served as an author, speaker and leader in areas such as pharmacy law, cultural competency, health disparities, bioethics, and disability law.  In 2013-2014, Dr. Smith completed AACP’s Academic Leadership Fellows Program.  He currently is serving a three-year term on the ABA Health Law Section’ leadership council, and is the immediate-past chair of AACP’s Health Disparities and Cultural Competence special interest group.