B. DeeAnn  Dugan
Professor and Chair
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
1449 CHS Building 1
B. DeeAnn Dugan came to Samford University five years ago to further her professional growth, but has discovered much more. "What I have found here is not only mentors to help foster the growth I was looking for, but also an intellectual community based upon faith, respect and family," she said. Dugan has worked with the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, the American Pharmacist Association Foundation and Project IMPACT: Diabetes to consistently demonstrate the value of pharmacists working with providers to care for high-risk, low-income patients with diabetes.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PharmD, University of Florida
  • BA, public administration, University of Central Florida
  • Residency: Pharmacy practice with an emphasis in community practice with Walgreens and University of Florida College of Pharmacy Shands Eastside Family Practice
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties


  • Practice area: ambulatory care
  • Scholarship and Research: diabetes, professionalism, spirituality in healthcare, quality improvement to care in high risk, low income patients, active learning and pharmacist impact in public health populations

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award, 2013
  • Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Contributed Research Presentation Merit Award, American Pharmacist Association, 2013
  • Outstanding Team Performance Award, 2012
  • Quality Leadership Award, 2012
  • Pharmacy Practice Faculty Member of the Year, 2011


  • Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative [PSPC], regional cluster coach (2012–present), team leader (2010–11, 2013)
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators, 2011–present
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association, 2009–present
  • Educational Affairs Committee, 2010–11
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, member, delegate (2007), Global Education Task Force chair (2009), Section of Pharmacy Practice Resolutions Committee (2012–2014), 2003–present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Educational Affairs Committee (2004), 2001–present
  • American Pharmacists Association, member, delegate (2011–14), Policy Review Committee (2011, 2014), Academy of Student Pharmacists Chapter Adviser (2004–08, 2009–present)
  • American Heart Association Get to Goal initiative
  • American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk
  • Perry County Health Initiative (Alabama Rural Health Student Initiative)
  • Health screening initiatives throughout the city of Birmingham