Paul O. Gubbins, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean at MSU
Vice Chair and Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU
327 West Mill Street
4th floor
Springfield, MO 65806

Phone: 417-837-3620



Dr. Gubbins is the associate dean for the UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University (MSU), and vice chair and professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. He earned his doctor of pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He then completed the two-year clinical pharmacy residency program at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and a two-year fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at UIC. For over 21 years he was a faculty member at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. There, he rose to the rank of professor with tenure and served as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice for over eight years and the director of clinical research for two years. He also served UAMS as a member of their IRBs for 20 years including serving two terms as the IRB chair and as a member and leader of their conflict of interest committees. He joined the faculty at UMKC in 2014. His clinical research focuses on the pharmacokinetics and clinical use of antifungal agents, and more recently he has focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning in pharmacy and the application of mobile technologies in pharmacy practice. During his academic career he has successfully attracted extramural funding to support his research, and directed a fellowship training program at UAMS. He serves on several editorial boards and his focused scholarly efforts have produced over 50 peer reviewed publications and 12 book chapters.

Research Interests

Antifungal pharmacology, pharmacokinetics/dynamics; point of care testing for infectious diseases; the scholarship of teaching and learning in pharmacy and the application of mobile technology in pharmacy practice.