Nova Southeastern University Names New Dean of College of Pharmacy

Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D., Longtime Member of NSU, to Lead College


FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D. has been appointed as Dean of The College of Pharmacy.

A member of the College of Pharmacy since 2001, Dr. Clark has been an integral part of the college, serving in a variety of key leadership roles while continuing her research and service on external, university, and college committees. Appointed Interim Dean in August 2018, Dr. Clark has served the college as Executive Associate Dean, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“I am honored that the university, President Hanbury and our leadership have placed their confidence in me for this position,” said Dr. Clark. “I have a passion for teaching our next generation of health care professionals and providing them the edge they need to be successful both professionally and personally. I look forward to helping keep NSU and its College of Pharmacy on its upward trajectory.”

Dr. Clark has proven herself a visionary leader, finding innovative ways to enhance the college’s program offerings and student success.  She was instrumental in the establishment of the college’s Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences that matriculated its first students in 2010 and the development of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences that graduated its first cohort in 2019. Dr. Clark is passionate about creating innovative educational opportunities within the College of Pharmacy . As founding member and faculty advisor of the Student National Pharmaceutical Sciences Association, Dr. Clark serves as a mentor to NSU’s students.

“Having Dr. Clark continue to be part of the NSU family was the best choice we could make,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President of NSU. “I look forward to seeing where she will lead the College of Pharmacy in the future. This is an exciting time in the history of the university.”

Under her leadership, Dr. Clark has exceeded college fundraising goals for student scholarships, cancer research and grants from agencies such as the NIH and other external funding sources.

As a proponent of promoting the pharmacist’s role in health care, Dr. Clark focuses her research activities on pharmacy and health-related issues for underserved and underrepresented communities. She involves students in her research, providing opportunities that allow them to develop skills in scientific inquiry.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Clark was a researcher at Wake Forest University in the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center, and received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of South Florida.


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