Pharmacy Names Miller Associate Dean


ATLANTAH.W. “Ted” Matthews, dean of Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, recently announced the appointment of Susan W. Miller, Pharm.D., CGP, FASCP, as associate dean for administration. In this role, she assists the dean with daily operation and budget matters, works with strategic planning for the College, serves as a liaison between faculty and the human resources, and oversees inter-professional education initiatives.

“Dr. Miller has been an integral part of the College of Pharmacy since her appointment to the faculty in 1979,” Matthews said. “She brings a wealth of experience to the position, and we are pleased to have her in this important administrative role as the college begins to expand its offering of academic programs in the health sciences.”

A professor of clinical and administrative sciences, Miller teaches and conducts research in the areas of geriatric pharmacotherapy, long-term care consultant pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapy outcomes. She has authored more than 100 publications, including 12 book chapters, 28 original research articles, 31 poster presentations, and 28 continuing education articles, and received more than $700,000 in grants and contracts as primary or co-investigator. She currently serves as a reviewer for The Consultant Pharmacist, Clinical Therapeutics, and The Haworth Press.

Miller is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the Georgia Pharmacy Association.  She has been inducted into Outstanding Young Women of America (1985), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (1983), Phi Lambda Sigma Honor Society (1979), Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (1979), and the Rho Chi Honor Society (1978).

The Tucker, Ga., resident received her B.S. in pharmacy degree in 1979, cum laude, and her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1983 from Mercer University. She completed the Consultant Pharmacist Certificate Program at Mercer and became a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist in October 1997.

About Mercer University and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has a century-long tradition of excellence and a national reputation for producing outstanding leaders in the profession of pharmacy. In September 1981, the College became the first pharmacy school in the Southeast and fifth in the nation to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy as its sole professional degree. The College also offers the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. Pharmacists from Mercer are currently practicing in 43 states and in several foreign countries. Previously known as Southern School of Pharmacy, the College changed its name in July 2006 to better reflect additional health science offerings. Beginning in January 2008, the College will begin offering a master of medical science degree as part of its new physician assistant program.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit