College of Pharmacy

Tony Palmer, DBA

Tony Palmer

Education and Experience:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration


Teaching Areas and Interests:

I am committed to and engaged in teaching in the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) expected area of social/behavioral/administrative pharmacy sciences competency of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, as well as innovative research on leadership development in pharmacy systems leadership and management, and moreover impactful community service. The Pharmacy health-systems leader has a responsibility to the patient customer to lead the process of optimal medication usage. Pharmacy health-systems leaders have a vision and a responsibility to fill the medication usage gap that no one else is filling in health care (Palmer, Jr., 2014). It is my desire and passion to foster these altruistic charges of the pharmacy profession by using the classroom to generate innovation, understanding facts, and using facts to support the current state of practice.


Professional Activities and Awards:

Excellence in Teaching Continuing Education Adjunct Faculty Richland College 2015-2016.

Certificate of Excellence in Teaching UNTHSC Center for Innovative Learning 2019.

Career Champion UNTHSC for outstanding support of student career success 2022.


Scholarly Interests:

My post-doctoral research aligns succinctly with ACPE’s call for leadership development. The research might serve as a differentiating benefit to the College of Pharmacy by attracting the future leaders of the profession to the PharmD program.


Selected Publications:

Palmer, Jr, A. A. (2014). What are the reasons for the pharmacy health-system leadership shortage? Doctoral dissertation, publication 3626164,