Faculty and Staff Biography

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Peter Hurd

Professor, Pharmacy Administration; Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences


Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota

Master of Arts in Social Psychology from Duke University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with honors) from Dartmouth College


Public health and pharmacy; basic research methods and statistics, survey design and analysis; leadership and management in pharmacy; learning styles and active learning; the IDEA class assessment tool; athlete eligibility for the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics); Institutional Research Board (IRB) issues

Current Research

Public health, health literacy, leadership/management, program assessment in education, learning styles and active learning, aging athletes, and psychosocial aspects of medication use.

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Teaching pharmacy students how to do public health research. Currently working on projects that demonstrate student growth and development in the area of health literacy. Enjoys helping make the Student Research Symposium a showcase for student research projects.

Vita Highlights

Dr. Hurd is one of three editors of a 2008 book linking public health and pharmacy. He has published 41 professional articles, written seventeen book chapters, and presented numerous workshops on personal effectiveness and leadership.


I enjoy jogging year-round, playing the trumpet, skiing when I can, and being with the family.