Medical School
Bud Beatty, PhD

Bud Beatty, PhD

Senior Director for Evaluation; Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine; Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Equity


  • MCW Pharmacy School
    HRC H2600

Contact Information


PhD, Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
MEd, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
BA, Political Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


“Effective teaching and mentoring encourages students to look beyond what is taught, emboldens them to ask “why” and to push for greater meaning and understanding, and challenges them to embrace learning as a life-long process.”
Prior to his appointment at MCW, Bud Beatty, PhD served as the Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Beatty has over 35 years of experience in higher education, and, along with George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP, helped create and launch the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy.

Research Interests

  • Pharmacy program delivery outcomes
  • Scholarship of teaching
  • Ethics

It is important to immerse the student into the learning process in a way that will allow them to become engaged, inquisitive, and reflective learners. This is particularly true in pharmacy education. As the profession continues to evolve, so must the way pharmacy students are educated. Students can no longer afford to be the passive recipients of knowledge. They must be able to process knowledge, apply advanced levels of critical thinking, and master skills that are critical to the overall health of their patients.

Bud Beatty, phd

May 2016