Michael A. Crouch
Fred E. McWhorter Dean and Professor
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Office: 1480 CHS Building 1
Email: mcrouch@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2820

Michael A. Crouch serves as the Fred E. McWhorter Dean and Professor at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy. His pharmacy training includes a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina followed by a first-year pharmacy residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Crouch also received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina where he completed a second-year residency focused on cardiology. Before joining Samford in 2014, he served on the faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University (assistant then associate professor of pharmacy and medicine), South University (chair and professor), and East Tennessee State University (associate dean for academic affairs then executive associate dean).

Crouch is known as a leader in pharmacy education, practice and research. He has dedicated much of his career to educating pharmacy trainees including professional students, graduate students, and pharmacy residents. As a third-generation, licensed pharmacist, he has diverse practice experience in the ambulatory care, hospital, and critical care settings. In 2009 he was named a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In addition to extensive scholarly articles, posters, and book chapters, Crouch has served as editor for two books: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy: A Point-of-Care Guide and Securing and Excelling in a Pharmacy Residency. He presently serves on the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars Advisory Committee, Albert Schweitzer of Alabama Advisory Council, Tuscaloosa Research and Education Advancement Board, and Paraguay Baptist Medical Center Foundation Board. 

Crouch is married to Candace, and together they have three children, Jack, Julia Claire, and Annie. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys fly fishing, motorcycling, and playing the guitar.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internal Medicine/Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Bachelor of Science in pharmacy, University of North Carolina


  • Academic pharmacy leadership

Awards and Honors

  • Birmingham Business Journal Who’s Who in Healthcare, 2015-2018
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Samford University, 2015
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000
  • Teacher of the Year Award, 1998


  • Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists (ALSHP), member
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), member
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA), member
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA), member
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), member
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), member
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), member


  • Crouch M. Samford University Dedicates Pharmacy History Gallery. Pharm Hist 2017;59(1&2):28-30.
  • Baker K, Proctor-Williams K, Cross LB, Alley E, Crouch M. Initial feasibility and efficacy of an interprofessional education pilot program. Int J Health Sci Ed 2016;3(2):Article 4.
  • Crouch M, Baker K. Interprofessional education: it is more than a passing fad. Int J Health Sci Ed 2016;3(2):Article 1.
  • Begley KJ, Monaghan MS, Clavier CW, Lugo RA, Crouch MA. Technology in the pharmacy learning environment: surveys of use and misuse. Inova Pharm 2015;6:Article 2. 
  • Wilson A, Crouch MA, Odle BL. Infective endocarditis. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM, editors. Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiologic approach. 9th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill;1769-86.
  • Crouch MA, Bishop WS. Build it and they will come: a closer look at expanding inter-professional education at East Tennessee State University. Nurs 21st Cent 2014;1(2):Article 4.
  • Tackett KL, Crouch MA (corresponding author). Hypertensive crisis: evaluation and management. Bethesda, MD; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2014. Epub; ISBN 978-1-58528-441-2. 
  • Gleason B, Siracuse MV, Moniri NH, Birnie CR, Okamoto CT, Crouch MA. The evolving landscape of pre-professional pharmacy curricula and its implications. Am J Pharm Educ 2013;77:Article 95.   


  • Crouch MA. The Future of Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy 4.0 (ACPE #0002-0000-19-001-L04-P). Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Birmingham, Alabama. January 27, 2019.
  • Crouch MA. Advancing Pharmacy Practice: The Role of Pharmacy Schools (ACPE #0178-9999-18-508-L04-P/T). Jefferson County Pharmaceutical Association. Birmingham, Alabama. November 13, 2018.
  • Crouch MA, Chestnut Renea. Effective Advocacy as a Leader and Case Study 4 (ACPE #0581-0000-18-138-L04-P). American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Washington, DC. November 7, 2018.
  • Crouch MA. Advancing Pharmacy Practice in the United States: The Role of Pharmacy Schools. Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Beijing, China. September 19, 2018.
  • Crouch MA. The Hidden Curriculum: Developing Leadership Skills in Students (ACPE #0002-0000-17-004-L03-P). Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Birmingham, Alabama. January 28, 2018.
  • Crouch MA. Leadership in Pharmacy (ACPE #0172-0000-17-048-L04-P/T). Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ALSHP). Destin, Florida. June 12, 2017.
  • Crouch MA, Campbell J, Lewis K. Developing the leader within. 2017 SNPhA Regional Conference. Birmingham, Alabama. March 18, 2017. 
  • Crouch MA. Samford University College of Health Sciences: Interprofessional education. Universidad Centro Medico Bautista. Asunción, Paraguay. June 20, 2016. 
  • Crouch MA. Interprofessional education: ensuring students are team ready. Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Beijing, China. September 8, 2015.
  • Crouch MA. Building a leadership team and organizational culture: leading change. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2015 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. July 14, 2015.
  • Crouch MA. Interprofessional education (IPE): ensuring students are team ready. 15th Annual Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. Bangkok, Thailand. June 25, 2015.