Dean, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Feb. 24, 2015
Marilyn K. Speedie, PhD has been dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy since 1996. Her leadership interests include developing the college’s education, research and clinical practice missions, including drug discovery and development and advancing pharmacy practice to improve care for patients. During her tenure as dean she expanded the pharmacy program to the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, resulting in an increased admission of 60 students per year, established the Center for Leading Healthcare Change, which she also co-directs, and built a national presence for the College of Pharmacy.
She recently was awarded the American Pharmacists Association highest honor, the 2014 Remington Medal Award, for her leadership in the profession. In 1994, she was awarded the Paul Dawson Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for her research and teaching in biotechnology.
Dr. Speedie received a B.S. in pharmacy in 1970 and a PhD in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy from Purdue University. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, she spent 21 years on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Speedie has spoken and written extensively on a variety of issues in pharmaceutical education and science. She has been recognized with several teaching awards during her career. She has authored over 60 scientific and professional articles primarily in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceutical education.
Dr. Speedie served a three-year presidential term for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy from 2005-08. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE) and of the Board of Trustees for the United States Pharmacopeia.