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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

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.

Susan L. Mayhew, PharmD


Susan L. Mayhew is the Provost, Dean and Chief Academic Officer for the Appalachian College of Pharmacy where she is one of its founding administrators and educators. As Dean, Dr. Mayhew successfully led ACP to accreditation from the Accreditation Counsel for Pharmacy Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and…Keep Reading Susan L. Mayhew, PharmD

Melanie S. Hibbitts

Melanie Hibbitts

Melanie Hibbitts is the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy.  She joined ACP in May of 2023. Melanie is a 1985 graduate of Grundy High School.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pikeville in Education in 1987.  In 1994, she received her Master of…Keep Reading Melanie S. Hibbitts

Ghous M. Khan, Ph.D.


Dr. Ghous Khan serves the college as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. After receiving his bachelor degree in medicine and surgery, he completed a Master ‘s in Medical Pharmacology from Dhaka University. He then moved to Belgium to attend the Flemish University of Brussels to earn a Master’s in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research. He continued his…Keep Reading Ghous M. Khan, Ph.D.

Amy C. Cochran, PharmD

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Dr. Amy Cochran serves as Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy.  She completed pre-pharmacy coursework at UVA’s College at Wise, East Tennessee State University and Radford University.  Dr. Cochran earned a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Shenandoah University in 2006. Dr. Cochran brings 16 years…Keep Reading Amy C. Cochran, PharmD