Dr. James Boyd
Director, Pharm.D./M.B.A. Program
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Social and Pharmacy Administration
B.S., Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
M.B.A., University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Pharm.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: J.P. Riddle Pharmacy Center, Room 238
James Boyd, PharmD, MBA, was hired as a faculty member at Campbell University in January 1990. “I was attracted to the institution because of the Christian mission and that I would be able to integrate my Christian beliefs into the position,” says Boyd. “With past experience in academia, I was impressed with the quality of students, faculty and staff and their personal values displayed here at Campbell.”
Boyd currently serves as a professor of Pharmacy Practice and the director of the joint PharmD/MBA program. “I was hired with the expectation to launch the joint program in business. The curriculum was initially offered in 1991, and our first student graduated with both degrees around 1996,” he explains.
Over the years, the administrative offerings in the PharmD program have been restructured from one four hour class, to smaller credit courses offered throughout the students first three years. Another change is inviting more guest speakers to lecture, offering real world perspectives to students. A highlight for Boyd is having graduates return and participate in these courses. “I remember most of the students being timid and shy while in school and I enjoy seeing them return as seasoned practitioners boldly communicating their professional and personal experiences,” he explains.
“It has always been my goal to make the MBA degree option as much of a joint program as possible for students attending the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences,” says Boyd, “With an end result of having them better prepared for the workforce by studying both disciplines.”
In addition, Boyd would like to offer more services to the pharmacy community as part of student training. Experience with real world projects gives students valuable insight in their future practices and services to pharmacists in many practice settings.
Boyd resides in Buies Creek, N.C. where he and his wife, Susan, a 1996 graduate from the School of Education at Campbell, enjoyed raising their five children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his three grandchildren and also completing woodwork projects.
Boyd completed his BS in pharmacy in 1977 followed by his PharmD in 1980 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. After working in pharmacy management for nine years, he returned to school attaining his MBA from the University of Nebraska (UNO) at Omaha in 1987. While working toward his master’s in business, Boyd accepted a position as the assistant to the dean for administration at the College of Business Administration at UNO. He continued to work in academia serving as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions holding the titles, director of pharmacy at the Florence Home for the Elderly and followed by the director of pharmacy Consultant Services. In 1990 he accepted a position at Campbell University School of Pharmacy.