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Norman Campbell, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus & College Ambassador
  • URI College of Pharmacy


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Dr. Norman A. Campbell, J.D., Ph.D., R.Ph.┬áis Professor of Pharmacy Administration Emeritus and Ambassador, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, where, previously, he held the positions of Assistant to the Provost for Health Science Affairs, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Administration, and Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy. A native of Pawtucket, Rl, he was graduated from the Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (now URl College of Pharmacy) in 1957 with the degree of BS in Pharmacy. Subsequently, he earned the degrees of MBA in Marketing, University of Wisconsin, 1961; JD, New England School of Law, 1968; Ph.D. in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Administration), University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1972. He is licensed to practice the professions of pharmacy and law.

Dr. Campbell is active in numerous professional organizations in pharmacy, law and education, and has been elected to positions of leadership in each area. To name a few, he has served as: President, Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Association; Grand Regent, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity; Board of Directors, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; elected Judicial Board Member, American Pharmaceutical Association; National Executive Councilor and National Treasurer, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society; President, American Society for Pharmacy Law. He was Editor of the Rhode Island Pharmacist, bi-monthly journal of the Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Association for four years. He is the founding President of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Foundation, Inc., serving from 1992-2004.

He is a fellow of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education and holder of the 1969- 70 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association A ward. He has been awarded recognition by selection as a biographee in: Who’s Who in Rhode Island, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Dictionary of International Biography, and Who’s Who in American Education, as well as being the recipient of the A.H. Robins Bowl of Hygeia Award in 1977, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Award for Achievement in 1978, the American Society for Pharmacy Law President’s Award in 1994, the Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Association Pharmacist of the Year Award in 1979, and its Pharmacy Service Award in 1994. In 1995, he was recipient of a Citation of Merit by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was elected to honorary membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society in 1998, was named a Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1999, and was the 2001 recipient of the A. Richard Bliss, Jr. Citation of Appreciation Award, Kappa Psi’s highest recognition. In 2003, the URI College of Pharmacy presented him the first Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics & Excellence in Healthcare.

He is the author of more than 100 publications in professional and education journals, as well as more than 30 abstracts and four book chapters. Dr. Campbell has held a number of civic and public elected and appointed posts. To name a few, he has been Clerk, Town of Narragansett, Rl, School Committee, and Chairman, Town of Narragansett Recreation Advisory Board. He served as a Member, State of Rhode Island Board of Approval and Certification of Physician Assistant Programs.

He is a member of South County Hospital Corporation, Wakefield, RI, and is Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of VNS Home Health Services, Narragansett, Rl. He was designated a Knight of the Rockingham Arch in 1979 by the Narragansett Town Council in recognition of community service. The International Association of Lions Clubs presented him the 100% President Award in 1981. He was the Recipient of the Raymond E. Trainor, Jr. Memorial Community Achievement Award by the Narragansett Lions Club in 1988. In 1997 he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Clubs International Foundation for dedicated humanitarian service.

Dr. Campbell and his wife are the parents of two daughters who have graduated from the University of Rhode Island, one in fashion merchandising and the other in pharmacy. Their son is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. They have five granddaughters.

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