Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Major - Faculty

Richard T. Minoff, MBA  
Director, Undergraduate Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
r.minoff@usciences.edu | 215-895-1182

Professor Minoff has 25 years experience in pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical device strategic planning & commercialization, marketing, life cycle management and advertising & healthcare communications, with a specialization in...

Mujadala Abdul-Majid, JD 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
m.abdul-majid@usciences.edu

Professor Abdul-Majid has extensive experience as a Regulatory Counsel and currently serves the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Her work focuses on unapproved drugs and compounding pharmacy...

Patricia R. Audet, PharmD 
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
p.audet@usciences.edu | 215-596-7439

Dr. Audet is an alumna of USciences with 20 years of executive experience in Pharmaceutical Research & Development, including business development, clinical pharmacology, preclinical development, project leadership, and portfolio management....

Brian Colfer, MBA 
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
b.colfer@usciences.edu | 215-596-7631

Professor Colfer has 9 years pharmaceutical CRO, global project management and business development experience. His research interests include Comparative Healthcare Systems (International), Economic Burden of Chronic Illnesses, International...

Barbara J. Diemer, DBA
assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
b.diemer@usciences.edu | 215-596-8583

Dr. Diemer has previously worked in various Marketing and Market Research roles in the Pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years. Her experiences include management of domestic and global market research projects and various brand marketing and lifecycle management initiatives.

John Dougherty, JD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
john.dougherty@usciences.edu

Professor Dougherty teaches our business law course and has extensive experience in the legal field.  He currently practices law at his own firm in Media, PA, specializing in contract disputes, estate administration, and corporate law....

Steve Finestone, MBA 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
s.finestone@usciences.edu

Founder and President, SZF Associates, a market research and consulting firm focused on new product research and promotion analytics for the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industry. Professor Finestone's research interests include portfolio...

Thomas Liberta, MBA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
t.liberta@usciences.edu

Professor Liberta is an experienced Business Development and Sales Management professional, and has held Vice President positions at a number of major corporations including IMS, SDI and Verispan.  He formerly served as the Director of...

F. Greg Lucado, MBA, MS 
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
f.lucado@usciences.edu | 267-295-3184

Mr. Lucado holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and graduate degrees in Management from the University of Missouri and an MBA in Finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He has been a soldier,...

Jeanette McVeigh, MS, MSLS 
Associate Professor of Information Science
Coordinator, Electronic Resources; J.W. England Library
j.mcveigh@usciences.edu | 215-895-1197

Professor McVeigh has over 30 years experience in online searching and business information.

Robert Mueller, EdD 
Director of the MBA Program
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
r.mueller@usciences.edu | 215-596-8879

Dr. Mueller was the founder and president of Strategic Designs, LLC, which provided organizational consulting, and qualitative market research to the pharmaceutical industry for 23 years. His continuing research interests include understanding...

Thomas O’Connor, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
t.oconnor@usciences.edu

Dr. O’Connor is an experienced teacher and scholar, having taught drug therapy, product selection and patient monitoring for 35 years. Prior to coming to USciences, Dr. O’Connor taught at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Ohio State...

David Perlman, PhD 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
d.perlman@usciences.edu | 215-596-7027

At the University of the Sciences, Dr. Perlman teaches courses in public health law, ethics, and policy as well as business ethics. Dr. Perlman’s research projects center on legal, ethical, and policy elements of public health departments...

Brad Sodowick, MD, MBA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
b.sodowick@usciences.edu

Dr. Sodowick teaches the introductory business seminar class required for all PHB students.  In addition to his diversified education in psychology, business, and medicine, Dr. Sodowick has previous teaching experience at Drexel University...