Dean L Arneson


Department of Pharmaceutics and Administrative Science

Concordia University

United States



Dr. Dean Arneson received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has been a licensed pharmacist for more than 30 years and has practiced in numerous setting: community, hospital, industry, and as a consultant.
As both an educator and an academic leader, Dr. Arneson has held academic positions for more than 30 years at a number of different universities, which include the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha Nebraska, Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids Michigan, College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma, and the School of Pharmacy in Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Arneson has engaged in academic administration at a pharmacy educational institution since 1993. His previous appointments include the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs and the Chair for Department of Pharmacy Administration at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the University of Oklahoma Tulsa Campus. He served as founding Dean for Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy from 2008 to 2019, during which he led the establishment and accreditation of the new school of pharmacy.
Dr. Arneson has been a member of and served on the boards of various national and international professional societies, the American Society for Pharmacy Law, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy, American Pharmacist Association, National Community Pharmacist Association, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, for which he recently served as chair of the Ethics Special Interest Group for the second time.  He has also served as the President of the Broward County Pharmacist Association, on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium and the Northeast Wisconsin Area Health Education Center in which he also served as president, as well as on the Board of directors for the Concordia Bioethics Institute.  Dr. Arneson has also been appointed as an adjunct professor at Weiner University School of Pharmacy in Lima Peru.