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Susan L. Mayhew

Susan Mayhew

Susan L. Mayhew has been with the Appalachian College of Pharmacy since its inception and serves as the Dean of the College. Dr. Mayhew has also served the College as Associate Dean for Pharmacy Practice Programs, the Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department and Professor. She completed her Pre-Pharmacy coursework at East Tennessee State University and then attended the University of Tennessee, earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1993. Dr. Mayhew completed residency training specializing in nutrition support at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prior to joining the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Dr. Mayhew was the Pharmacy Education Coordinator, Pharmacy Residency Programs Coordinator, and Nutrition Support Specialist at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Georgia. She served as an administrator, clinician, and educator for the Pharmacy Department for over a decade. Dr. Mayhew held faculty and/or preceptor appointments from the University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Auburn University Schools of Pharmacy, and served as the primary liaison between these colleges of pharmacy and the health system - coordinating over 200 advanced practice experiences for students annually. As Residency Programs Coordinator, Dr. Mayhew was instrumental in expanding the pharmacy residency program at Columbus Regional, to offer the largest pharmacy residency training program in the State of Georgia at the time. Dr. Mayhew developed and coordinated a pharmacy-managed nutrition support teaching service encompassing neonatal, pediatric, and adult patient populations. She is a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP) and frequently lectures locally, regionally, and nationally on nutrition-related topics. Dr. Mayhew is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP) for her sustained commitment to pharmacy education and practice excellence.

Dr. Mayhew is active in state, regional, and national pharmacy organizations. She has held several leadership roles within the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP) and was recently named Region 6 President for the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (VSHP). On a national level, she has served as a residency programs surveyor for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is a past-chair of the Southeastern Residency Conference.