JOHN PIEPER,  Pharm.D.President
John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, became the fourth President of St. Louis College of Pharmacy on August 1, 2010. Prior to his appointment at the College, Dr. Pieper served as Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico, with concurrent appointments as Vice President for Research and Deputy Executive Vice President at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque. Dr. Pieper was also a Senior Fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at UNM and was Adjunct Professor, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Prior to his appointment at UNM in November 2002, Dr. Pieper served as Professor and Chairman of the Division of Pharmacotherapy, School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and founding chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado. He has also held faculty positions in the colleges of pharmacy at the University of Tennessee and at the University of Florida.
Dr. Pieper received a B.A. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming and a Pharm.D. and post-doctoral fellowship training at the School of Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Pieper is a past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), a Fellow of ACCP and has been a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in cardiology. In 2006, he was selected by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists for the Outstanding Dean Award among pharmacy deans in the United States. In 2008, he was elected Speaker of the House of Delegates of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and he serves as a member of the Pharmacy Education Advisory Committee for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Dr. Pieper has just finished a four-year term on the American Society of Health System Pharmacists’ Commission on Credentialing, which accredits first and second year pharmacy residency programs in the United States. In 2010, he was selected as a Fellow by the American Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Pieper has trained 15 post-doctoral fellows and has over 80 peer-reviewed research publications and approximately 100 published research abstracts in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
Dr. Pieper and his wife Patty live in St. Louis and have two grown children, Katie, an attorney in Chicago, and Johnny, who works in insurance in Charleston, S.C.