President Dewey

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences President Greg Dewey

T. Gregory (Greg) Dewey, Ph.D., became the ninth president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on July 1, 2014. Since joining the College, he has introduced a number of initiatives related to the expansion and growth of the school including leading the effort to develop the 2019-2024 ACPHS Strategic Plan.

Shortly after joining the College, President Dewey helped conceive and launch the Beyond Practice Ready campaign. This fundraising initiative was designed to provide students with the resources, knowledge, and skills required for a rapidly evolving workplace.

The Campaign - which successfully closed in 2018 after raising $6.1 million - included funding for the College's two student operated pharmacies - one in Schenectady (College Hometown Pharmacy; opened in 2016) and one in Albany (College Parkside Pharmacy; opened in 2017). ACPHS is the only school in the country with two such pharmacies. The Campaign also helped support the construction of three active learning classrooms and provided the startup funding to launch The Collaboratory, a community health resource based in Albany's South End.

Dr. Dewey's efforts to bring pharmacy and health care services to medically underserved communities of the Capital Region have led to recognition from several community organizations and non-profits. These honors include:

In 2018, President Dewey was invited to join a region-wide consortium led by the Albany Times Union newspaper called Prescription for Progress: United Against Opioid Addiction. This coalition of area schools, businesses, and organizations is committed to expanding understanding of the opioid epidemic and working toward potential solutions. 

Dr. Dewey has also been active in forging relationships with thought leaders from the fields of science, health care, and business in addition to local community leaders.

To help guide the direction of the two pharmacies and The Collaboratory, President Dewey created the Community Council. The 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.

He formed the President's Advisory Council soon after arriving at ACPHS. This group of executives from the corporate, academic, and not-for-profit sectors meets twice a year to offer insights into how the College can best align itself with the long term needs of businesses and organizations.

Dr. Dewey has also played a key role in expanding the College's Board of Trustees, which added nine new members in his first two years as president.


  • 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.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' O'Brien Building
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 in addition to being posted on the ACPHS blog. A list of recent newsletters appears below; a complete archive of all newsletters may be accessed by clicking the last link in this section.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences President Greg Dewey
Articles and Speeches
President Dewey regularly writes and speaks about issues related to education, research, and the future of health care. In addition to these activities, he writes a monthly newsletter that is distributed to the ACPHS community (see above).

Below is a selection of recent articles, whitepapers, and speeches.