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Nancy L. DeGuire, Pharm.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
Associate Dean for External Relations

Phone: 209.946.2752

Research Interests:

  • Community Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Leadership
  • Experiential Programs


Nancy DeGuire, PharmD is currently the Associate Dean for External Relations and Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific where she is responsible for teaching in the professional pharmacy curriculum in addition to supervising external relations, continuing professional education, marketing and public relations, alumni and donor relations, program development and fundraising for the school. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific in 1989 and completed a post-graduate residency training with the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in 1990.

After spending a rewarding decade in community pharmacy management and patient care with Longs Drug Stores, she joined the faculty at Pacific as an Assistant Professor and is responsible for teaching in the Pharmacy Practice department, particularly in the areas of Cultural Competency, Health Literacy, Professionalism, Technology, and Public Health. She is active as a student and faculty mentor, and is the 2009 recipient of Pacific's Podesto Award for Teaching and Mentoring, the highest University honor given by the Division of Student Life, awarded for her outstanding work in the mentorship of students.

Her team's fundraising efforts for the school have resulted in more than $25 million in external funding for facilities, program development, scholarship, and equipment for research. She has held office on the board of the California Pharmacists Association, the California Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and holds memberships with the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Dr. DeGuire served as the Speaker of the House of Delegates for CPhA in 2010.