Robert Bechtol, PhDAssistant 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. When it comes to teaching, he is primarily responsible for the Pharmacy Law course and the Leadership and Business course. 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), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Specifically, he has served on AACP Assessment Special Interest Group (SIG) Collaborative Research Projects and the AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section Awards Committee.
Education and Credentials
- PhD in Social and Administrative Sciences (Social and Administrative Pharmacy), University of Minnesota
- MS in Administrative Pharmacy (Health Outcomes Research), University of Toledo
- BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo
- Capturing employer's perceptions of key variables in exceptional new practitioners' success by using a modified Delphi process (Kristin K. Janke, Robert A. Bechtol, Eliza A. Dy-Boarman, et al.) Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning (2022).
- 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).
- Spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, softball, and tennis, going for walks, watching movies, serving others on local missions trips, everything college football (especially cheering on the BUCKEYES!!!)
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. It is about preparing and transforming students to provide the best care to their patients no matter where they go after graduation and be disciples for Christ.