Robert S. Beardsley, RPh, PhD, is Professor and Vice-Chair for Administration for the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research department within the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Robert S. BeardsleyDr. Beardsley received his BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University in 1972, and both MS and PhD degrees in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1974 and 1977 respectively.

He teachings in several courses within the PharmD curriculum and is course manager for three PharmD electives (Patient Counseling, Care of the Terminally Ill, and Effective Leadership and Advocacy) and a required graduate course (Introduction to Health Behavior Theory). In July of 2011, he received the Robert Chalmer’s Distinguished Educator Award from AACP. In June of 2012, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Beardsley has been selected as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by three School of Pharmacy graduating classes.

Dr. Beardsley currently serves as a site team evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and has served as the Council’s president for two years and on its Board of Directors for six years. He also served as Chair of the Council of Deans for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and served on the Association’s Board of Directors for three years.

His research and teaching have focused on human behavior theory including communication skill development, patient adherence, educational innovation, and patient counseling.

Contact Information:

Robert S. Beardsley, RPh, PhD
Professor, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
School of Pharmacy University of Maryland
220 Arch Street, Room 01-232
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-7587; 410-706-5394FAX
rbeardsl@rx.umaryland.edu