President Dewey

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences President Greg Dewey

T. Gregory Dewey, Ph.D., became the ninth president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in 2014. Since joining the College, Dr. Dewey has introduced a number of strategic initiatives to distinguish the school and provide enriching learning opportunities for students. These initiatives include establishing the Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training, the first center of its kind at a pharmacy college, to provide a skilled workforce to help advance the biopharmaceutical industry and establish the Capital Region as a biopharma hub.

Dr. Dewey also created The Collaboratory, a community health resource based in Albany’s South End, and two student-operated pharmacies at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Schenectady (College Hometown Pharmacy) and in Albany (College Parkside Pharmacy). ACPHS is the only college in the country that operates two such pharmacies. These experiential learning sites provide ACPHS students opportunities to get hands-on experience providing pharmacy and public health services to medically underserved areas.

Dr. Dewey’s efforts to improve access to care and address health disparities in the Capital Region’s underserved communities led to recognition from several community organizations and nonprofits. These honors include Community Champion Award from Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region; Celebration of Progress Award from AVillage; and HHC Innovator Award from Hometown Health Centers.

To help guide the direction of the two student-operated pharmacies and The Collaboratory, Dr. Dewey created the Community Council. This council is comprised of individuals representing local health clinics, community based organizations, and government agencies who help ensure the services offered at these facilities are well matched to the needs of the local communities.

Dr. Dewey was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester, and his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University.

He lives in Voorheesville with his wife Cindy. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University (advisor Gordon G. Hammes, Chemistry)
  • Ph.D., University of Rochester (advisor Douglas H. Turner, Chemistry)
  • M.Sc., University of Rochester (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc., Carnegie-Mellon University (Chemistry)


University of La Verne

  • Provost, 2009-2014

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

  • Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology (sabbatical), 2009 
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 2006-2008 
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 2004-2006 
  • Dean of Faculty, 2000-2002 
  • Robert E. Finnigan Professor (endowed chair), 2001-2009 
  • Director of Research, 2001-2002
  • Professor of Applied Life Sciences, 1999-2009

University of Denver
1981- 1999

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1995-1999 
  • Visiting Professor, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland, 1998 
  • Acting Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1993-1994 
  • Professor of Chemistry, 1992-1999 
  • NIH Senior Fellow, Duke University, 1988 
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1987-1992
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1981-1987

Cornell University

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, 1979-1981

Carnegie-Mellon University

  • Laboratory Technician, Department of Chemistry, 1970-1974


  • Invited Participant “National Academies Keck Futures Initiative in Synthetic Biology", 2009
  • Plenary Faculty, School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University, 2002-present
  • Robert Finnegan Professor of Applied Life Sciences, 2001-present
  • American Physical Society Fellow, Division of Biological Physics, 1999 
  • National Institute of Health Senior Fellow, Duke University, 1988 
  • University of Denver, Division of Natural Science Research Award, 1988 
  • Eli Lilly Life Sciences Grantee, 1983 
  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979 
  • National Institutes of Health Cellular and Molecular Biology Traineeship, 1977 
  • University of Rochester, Sherman Clarke Fellow, 1978


  • Research Corporation, “Chemiosmotic Energy Transduction in Biological Systems”, 10/81, $19,600.
  • NSF Biophysics, “Modulation Relaxation Kinetics of Proton Pumping by Bacteriorhodopsin”, 3/84-3/87, $99,000.
  • Eli Lilly Life Sciences Grant, “Life Sciences Award”, 1/85-12/86, $13,600.
  • NIH General Medical, “Probing Membrane Protein Dynamics with Energy Transfer”, 7/86-6/90, $182,102.
  • NSF Biophysics, “Relaxation Kinetics of Ion Transport Across Biomembranes”, 7/87-6/90, $192,000.
  • NIH Senior Fellowship, “Modified Probe Mutagenesis of the 2-Adrenergic Receptor”, 9/88-8/89, $30,000.
  • NSF Biophysics, “Conformational Dynamics of Bacteriorhodopsin and Rhodopsin”, 7/90-6/94, $241,000.
  • ACS-PRF, “Monitoring Polymer Collapse by Fluorescence Energy Transfer”, 1/93-12/94, $50,000.
  • Research Corporation, "Partners in Science", 2/93-2/95, $14,000.
  • Colorado Heart Association, “Role of Palmitoylation in Signal Transduction”, 7/93-6/94, $22,000.
  • NIH-AREA, “Fractal Aspects of Protein Structure and Dynamics”, 7/94-6/97, $108,000.
  • TAPPI Foundation, “Reaction Dynamics in Paper”, 1/1/97-12/30/97, $38,808.
  • NIH-AREA, “ Information Complexity of Protein Folding”, 7/97-6/01, $108,850.
  • NRC Cobase, “Visiting Scholar from Eastern Europe”, (with Z. Grwyzna) 1/00-6/00, $2,000.
  • Sloan Foundation, “Professional Masters Program in Computational Biology” (D. Galas, KGI, PI, Dewey, Co-PI), 1/00-1/01, $250,000.
  • NIH General Medical, “Time Series Analysis of Expression Profiles” (Dewey, PI, M. Barbosa, KGI, Co-PI), 6/01-5/04, $750,000.
  • NSF ITR, “Causes of Robustness and Vulnerability in Real-world Networks: Lessons from Molecular Biology” (A. Ray, KGI, PI, Dewey Co-PI), 9/01-9/04, $501,105.
  • NIH Program Project Grant “Tools and Data Resources in Support of Functional Genomics (with Philip Bourne UCSD, PI, Dewey Project leader) 4/02-03/07, subproject total $678,000.
  • NIH-NCI “A Model System for HIV Multi-Drug Therapy Design (Chen-Chen Kan, KGI, PI, Dewey Co-PI), 7/02-6/04, $259,686.
  • NSF-ITR: A Twin-Framework to Analyze, Model and Design Robust, Complex Networks Using Biological and Computational Principles” (A. Ray, KGI, PI, Galas, KGI co-PI, Dewey, KGI co-PI), 09/01/02 – 08/30/04, $2,040,361
  • NSF “Partnerships for Innovative Bioscience Entrepreneurs” (K. Scanlon, KGI, PI, Dewey, co-PI), 08/03 – 07/06, $600,000
  • APRC Supplement, “Novel Oncogenes in Breast Cancer”, NIH, with Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University (S. Ethier, PI), 09/05-09/07, $118,400.
  • NSF “UBM – Institutional: Research Experiences at the Biology-Mathematics Interface (REBMI)” with Claremont University Consortium, (J. Milton, PI), 05/07-04/12, $429,878.
  • NSF-Partners for Innovation (Dewey, PI, J. Osborne, co-PI), 08/09-07/12, $600,000


More than 90 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals spanning fields of biochemistry, physical chemistry, biophysics and computational biology. Two edited books and one scholarly monograph entitled “Fractals in Molecular Biophysics", Oxford University Press (1997) that discusses the application of fractal geometry to problems is molecular biophysics.

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President's Newsletter
The President's Newsletter is a regular communication authored by President Dewey offering his perspective on recent developments at ACPHS and a range of other issues related to science, health care, and education. Each newsletter is distributed to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families of current students.