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Faculty and Staff Biography

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Ken Schafermeyer

Professor, Pharmacy Administration & Director, International Programs
Office of International Programs


B.S. Pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

M.S. Pharmacy Administration, University of Tennessee

Ph.D. Pharmacy Administration, Purdue University


Health economics, global health, managed care coverage of pharmaceuticals, financial management, and maximizing the use of pharmacy personnel.

Current Research

1) Managed care prescriptions and reimbursement systems

2) Cultural competence of pharmacy students

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Favorite courses and scholarly interests: Health systems management and health economics

Vita Highlights

Began teaching at STLCOP in 1990.

Previously served as Executive Director of Virginia Pharmaceutical Association and Executive Director of the Kansas Pharmacists Association.

Authored or coauthored 32 books and manuals, chapters in eight other textbooks as well as numerous journal articles. Given hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.

Designated as a Fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He

Recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award by Missouri Pharmacy Association

Twice named as STLCOP Educator of the Year and two-time recipient of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Manages the Office of International Programs that facilitated over 350 student international service and learning experience in 23 countries since 2013 and established seven partnerships with other colleges and health institutions in China, Ethiopia, India, Ireland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

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