Alumnae Gayle Brazeau, PhD '89, named dean of Marshall University School of Pharmacy

Published February 1, 2018

Gayle A. Brazeau, PhD '89, a longtime pharmacy educator and former dean at the University of New England (UNE) College of Pharmacy in Portland, Maine, has been named dean of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, effective May 12.

Brazeau is currently a professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences at UNE. Prior to joining the faculty in Maine, she was an associate dean for academic affairs at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and an assistant dean for curricular affairs and accreditation at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, Fla. She began her professional career at the University of Houston in Houston as an assistant professor.

“I am so honored and humbled to be joining the Marshall family with the exciting opportunity to work and serve with the dedicated and talented students, faculty and staff in the school of pharmacy and in the university,” Brazeau said.

After finishing both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in pharmacy at the University of Toledo, Brazeau completed a doctoral degree in pharmaceutics at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1989.

Over her nearly 30-year career, Brazeau has received more than two dozen academic and professional awards including the 2017 Educator Award from the Maine Pharmacy Association, the 2009 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, the 2008 University of Buffalo Faculty Senate Outstanding Service Ward, among many others.

In addition to her busy teaching and administrative schedule, Brazeau serves as editor for the prestigious American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and sits on the editorial board for scientific journals. She has written extensively, publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, editorials, books and book chapters. Beyond that, Brazeau has presented at more than 160 local, national and international conferences and symposiums. She has been very active in scientific, clinical and educational professional organizations through service on committees and as an elected officer. Brazeau also has served as a faculty advisor for various pharmacy student organizations throughout her academic career.

Gayle and her husband Dan are longtime supporters of the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.