Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean of the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy performs a number of functions that are essential to the operations of the college. The office includes Interim Dean Pam Heaton and his Associate, Melanie Fulton, as well as the staff of the business office of the college.

The Office of the Dean can be found on the first floor on the North Wing of Kowalewski Hall, across from the Dean’s Conference Room.

Headshot of Pamela C Heaton

Pamela C Heaton

Interim Dean
Chair of Pharmacy Practice Division
, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy

161E Kowalewski Hall


Pamela C. Heaton is Interim Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences at the Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches a required pharmacy ethics course in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.  She also trains graduate students in the area of health outcomes.   
Her current research focus is on the use of secondary databases to evaluate clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes of drug therapy.  She has published over 80 manuscripts and presented over 100 poster presentations.  With Kroger pharmacy, along with the Cincinnati Health Council, Health Bridge and several hospitals, Dr. Heaton received a grant from NACDS Foundation to determine whether community pharmacists can reduce 30-day readmissions for patients with priority conditions. 
Dr. Heaton participates on many college committees at the University of Cincinnati and is faculty advisor for the graduate student association.  Dr. Heaton is also involved in other national organizations including the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Heaton is Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.  Dr. Heaton is an active member of American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  Her AACP service has included Chair of the Ethics Sig (2008-2009), college delegate (2008) and alternate (2007), speaker for AACP Special Session programming (2008), Mentor for WalMart Scholarship (2012), Section Programming Committee (2012-2013), Member of Rising Stars ad hoc committee (2013), Chair of the SAS Awards Committee (2013-2014), facilitator for SAS Section Roundtables (2014) and Chair Designee/Chair Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the SAS Section(2016-2020), Chair Elect of the Council Sections (2020) and AACP Board of Advisor Member (2020-2023). Working with a subgroup of the SAS section, she coauthored a publication titled “Characteristics of Social and Administrative Sciences Graduate Programs and Strategies for Student Recruitment and Future Faculty Development in the United States.”  Additionally, in 2012-2013, she participated in the in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. 
She earned her Bachelors of Pharmacy degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Cincinnati.  
Headshot of Melanie Fulton

Melanie Fulton

Associate To the Dean, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy

161C Kowalewski Hall