Dr. David Bearden Appointed Dean of Pharmacy

March 16, 2023

Dear OSU Community Members,

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. David Bearden as Oregon State University’s new dean of the College of Pharmacy, effective March 20.

Dr. Bearden, who has most recently served as interim dean of the college, began his career at OSU in 2001 as a clinical assistant professor based at the college’s Portland location. As chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, he championed multiple clinical practice site partnerships with hospitals and clinics and oversaw a major increase in federally funded faculty. He also served as associate dean for academic integration and clinical advancement, where he was responsible for enhancing connections with OHSU. OSU and OHSU’s partnership includes the jointly-conferred Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and faculty research collaborations.

As a clinical faculty member, Dr. Bearden has been a practicing pharmacist and previously served as an inpatient clinical specialist in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at OHSU and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is a Fellow by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, a recipient of the OHSU Faculty Senate Outstanding Leadership Award, and an awardee of several teaching and precepting honors by multiple Pharmacy classes.

Dr. Bearden’s Doctor of Pharmacy is from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he completed a PGY-1 residency at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, and a fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bearden upon his appointment.


Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President