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Robert Bechtol

Robert Bechtol, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice


Dr. Robert Bechtol joined the School of Pharmacy faculty in 2021. Prior to joining the faculty, he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator for several years at the University of Toledo. As an educator and researcher, Dr. Bechtol focuses on the social, behavioral, and administrative aspects of pharmacy, with a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, program evaluation and assessment, leadership development, health outcomes research, and qualitative research design and methods. His research has resulted in several published manuscripts, scholarly blogs, and more than 30 national and international presentations. Dr. Bechtol is actively involved with several national organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Sciences (Social and Administrative Pharmacy), University of Minnesota
  • M.S. in Administrative Pharmacy (Health Outcomes Research), University of Toledo
  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo

Scholarly Works

  • Determining indicators of high-quality application activities for team-based learning (Kristin Janke, Robert A. Bechtol, Stephanie James, et al.) American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2019)
  • Navigating the world of program evaluation: Don’t let it scare you! (Robert Bechtol) Pulses. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning Scholarly Blog (2019)
  • How can we better assess leadership? (Robert Bechtol) Pulses. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning Scholarly Blog (2017)
  • Pharmacists-provided medication therapy management (MTM) program impacts outcomes for employees with diabetes (Sharrel L. Pinto, Jinendar Kumar, Gautam Partha, et al.) Population Health Management (2014)
  • Evaluation of outcomes of a medication therapy management program for patients with diabetes (Sharrel L. Pinto, Robert A. Bechtol, Gautam Partha) Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (2012)


  • Spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, softball, and tennis, going for walks, watching movies, everything college football (especially cheering on the BUCKEYES!!!)
  • Why Cedarville?: I am honored to work at a biblical-minded university where Christ is at the center and is the focus of how we teach and train students to be professionals for the future. I enjoy teaching and working with pharmacy students to be the best pharmacists and pharmacy leaders they can be for God’s glory.