Robert L. Emerson

Associate Dean for the Wichita Campus
Clinical Associate Professor
Primary office:
School of Pharmacy - Wichita
Room 2331-E


Associate Dean Robert L. Emerson earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.  After several years of community pharmacy practice he joined the university in 1993 where he has served as instructor and coordinator of the Pharmacy Skills Laboratory and Director of the school’s early experiential education program. Dr. Emerson was appointed Associate Dean of the school’s Wichita Campus when it opened in 2011. He has a faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and an adjunct faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine with the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU