Robert Emerson

Robert L. Emerson

  • Associate Dean for Wichita Campus
  • Clinical Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy, Room 2331-E
University of Kansas - WIchita Campus
1010 N. Kansas, Bldg 92


  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • B.S. Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy


Robert L. Emerson joined the faculty of the KU School of Pharmacy in 1999 as a clinical assistant professor and the Coordinator of the Pharmacy Skills Laboratory. In 2007, Dr. Emerson was appointed Director of the school’s early Experiential Education program. Dr. Emerson now holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and in 2011 he was appointed Associate Dean of Wichita Affairs where he is responsible for the administrative and academic oversight, and operational management, of the school’s regional campus in Wichita. Dr. Emerson also holds an adjunct faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine with the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. 

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
KU Today