Dr. Lisa A. Lawson was named interim dean for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, it was announced by Provost Dr. Russell J. DiGate. Dr. Lawson, the first woman to hold the position, had been serving as vice dean of pharmacy since Jan. 2008.
“Dr. Lawson has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of all pharmacy programs and initiatives, and as former vice dean of the college, she should have a seamless transition to her new role as interim dean,” said Dr. DiGate. “Dr. Lawson commands the respect of both faculty and administrators and possesses the leadership skills necessary to lead the college through this time of transition.”
An associate professor of clinical pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration, Dr. Lawson was director of the doctor of pharmacy program from 1989 to 1994 before being appointed assistant dean of pharmacy between 1994-2006. She was then named associate dean of pharmacy within Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) in 2006.
“I am excited and honored with the appointment of interim dean of PCP,” Dr. Lawson said. “I look forward to working with the faculty, students, and staff of the college as we continue to advance our mission of developing respected professionals and leaders in the science, practice, and business of pharmacy.”
Dr. Lawson received her bachelor of science degree at the University of Nebraska and her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. At UK, she completed a three-year pharmacy residency at Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, before joining the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1982.
Dr. Lawson, who is a native of Genoa, Neb., currently resides in Wallingford, Pa. with her family.