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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Alan Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD

Title: Kennedy Chair
Clinical Professor
Department: Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-4659
Resources: Curriculum Vitae

Alan Spies


Alan is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a J.D. and a M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Mississippi.
During his nearly 15 years in higher education, Alan was most recently selected as the Kennedy Chair of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  Previously, Alan served as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Leadership Degree Option Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, receiving their Teacher of the Year Award in 2011.  Furthermore, Alan has taught courses at both the professional and graduate levels, specializing in the areas of leadership, law, ethics, human resources management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Alan is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and licensed as an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation.  Prior to becoming a Senior Associate with GiANT Worldwide, a company dedicated to multiplying and cultivating engaged leaders, Alan served as Chief Operating Officer of SALLT, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving leaders from the public, private and social sectors by helping them leverage their passion, skills and influence for the common good of the city.  
Alan has a passion and heart for raising up the next generation of leaders, primarily college students and young adults.  Alan especially enjoys working with emerging leaders from East Africa, individuals who have helped change his perspective in an amazing way.  Alan serves on the Advisory Board of ELE Rwanda, an organization dedicated to ensuring that the development of Rwanda is based and sustained by the efforts and talents of Rwandans. 
Alan and his wife Laurie live in Columbia, South Carolina, where they love to hike and eat ice cream (not necessarily in that order) with their two and a half year old golden doodle Sully.