Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Chase was Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana. Dr. Chase holds bachelors and masters degrees in pharmacy and completed an ASHP-accredited residency. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Education Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Design.
In addition to this academic background, Dr. Chase's contributions to Modules 2 and 6 of the Education Scholar program are rooted in her extensive administrative and teaching experience. Prior to transitioning her career to academia, she served in administrative roles in hospital pharmacy departments for over twenty-five years in facilities ranging from 86 to over 1000 beds. She has also served in faculty positions at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Colorado. As Associate Dean at Western University of Health Sciences, she developed the innovative curriculum for this new pharmacy program. As a faculty member for over 15 years, she has taught subjects in the administrative and social science areas. Dr. Chase's teaching and research have focused on topics such as innovative curriculum development, programmatic assessment, faculty leadership development, the development of an academic portfolio, and securing drugs for indigent patients.