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Makayla E. Funk, PharmD

Funk, Makayla

Dr. Funk is a native of Southwest Virginia from the town of Coeburn. She attended Southwest Virginia Community College prior to graduating from Appalachian College of Pharmacy in May of 2022. She also received a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Pikeville.  Dr. Funk is a Transition of Care Fellow at Appalachian…Keep Reading Makayla E. Funk, PharmD

Kristen C. Nicar, PharmD


Dr. Kristen Nicar is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. She attended University of Virginia and Medical College of Virginia where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1997. She obtained an MBA from King College in 2010. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Dr. Nicar…Keep Reading Kristen C. Nicar, PharmD

Karen S. Brown, EdS

Brown, Karen

Karen Brown is a native of Buchanan County, and a 1985 graduate of Grundy Senior High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Emory & Henry College in 1989, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University in 2001, and Education Specialist Degree from the University of Virginia in…Keep Reading Karen S. Brown, EdS

Ingo H. Engels, Ph.D.


Dr. Ingo Engels serves the College as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. Dr. Engels began his research career at the University of Tübingen in Germany in 1992 where he worked as a full time researcher from 1998 until 2001, when he received his Ph.D. Dr. Engels continued his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University…Keep Reading Ingo H. Engels, Ph.D.

Mamoon Rashid, Ph.D.


Dr. Mamoon Rashid serves the college as Director of International Recruitment for Southern Asia. Dr. Rashid obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (2003) as well as Master degree in Pharmaceutics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Then he worked in a pharmaceutical company for 18 months and then switched to a Pharmacy school as a lecturer….Keep Reading Mamoon Rashid, Ph.D.

Brent L. Gravelle, Ph.D., M.D.


Dr. Brent Gravelle originates from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada where he graduated from Parkside Collegiate Institute before attending the University of Western Ontario in London where he was a member of the Rowing Team and received his honors BA in Physical Education in 1987. Subsequently, he accepted a graduate teaching position at New Mexico State…Keep Reading Brent L. Gravelle, Ph.D., M.D.

U.S. Rao, Ph.D.


Dr. U.S. Rao, Professor of Pharmacology, earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, India, in 1987 under the supervision of Dr. S. K. Murthy, for his work on polysaccharide enzymology. Research Experience Dr. Rao did his postdoctoral study on the molecular mechanisms of H+-translocating ATPase (commonly known as…Keep Reading U.S. Rao, Ph.D.

Richard S. Nicholas, PharmD, ND


Dr. Richard Nicholas is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and serves as the Intern Pharmacy Practice Department Chair at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, he brings to ACP over 25 years of experience in pharmacy practice. He started his career in pharmacy stocking shelves and making deliveries in his…Keep Reading Richard S. Nicholas, PharmD, ND

Randy Mullins, PharmD


Dr. Mullins is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. He is certified by the…Keep Reading Randy Mullins, PharmD

M. Wade McGeorge, J.D.


Wade McGeorge is Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, Associate General Counsel, and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Law at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Mr. McGeorge received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (1987) from the University of Kentucky and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (2008) from the Appalachian School of Law. Prior to joining…Keep Reading M. Wade McGeorge, J.D.