Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business MBA Faculty

Patricia R. Audet, PharmD

Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

p [dot] audet [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7439


Dr. Audet is an alumna of USciences with 20 years of executive experience in Pharmaceutical Research & Development, including business development, clinical pharmacology, preclinical development, project leadership, and portfolio management. She...
Joan Cavanagh, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

j [dot] cavanagh [at] usciences [dot] edu


After many years working as a Marketing Director for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Professor Cavanagh established a private consulting firm serving the Pharmaceutical industry in Marketing, Product Management, Strategic Planning and Market Research....
Brian Colfer, MBA

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
 

b [dot] colfer [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7631


Professor Colfer has 9 years pharmaceutical CRO, global project management and business development experience.  His research interests include Comparative Healthcare Systems (International), Economic Burden of Chronic Illnesses, International...
Jeffrey DiFrancesco
Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco, MSci, MEng, BSci, CSSBB

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

j [dot] difran [at] usciences [dot] edu


Jeffrey has over twenty-five years of corporate and life science related experience. He has held numerous senior positions – including chief executive, chief financial, chief operating and chief strategic planning officer – and has...
Joseph P. Fuhr Jr., PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

j [dot] fuhr [at] usciences [dot] edu


Dr. Fuhr has 30+ years of experience in teaching and research.  He was previously a Professor of Economics at Widener University.  Dr. Fuhr’s primary research areas are antitrust, health economics, pharmacoeconomics,...
Darshan Kulkarni, PharmD, Esq.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

d [dot] kulkarni [at] usciences [dot] edu


Founder and Principal of the Kulkarni Law Firm, Professor Kulkarni’s practice focuses on FDA Compliance and regulatory affairs.  His specialties include: Regulatory and Legal Compliance for Life Sciences Companies including Compliance...
Thomas Liberta, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

t [dot] liberta [at] usciences [dot] edu


Professor Liberta is an experienced Business Development and Sales Management, and has held Vice President positions at a number of major corporations including IMS, SDI and Verispan.  He currently serves as the Director of Business Development...
F. Greg Lucado, MBA, MS

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

f [dot] lucado [at] usciences [dot] edu | 267-295-3184


Mr. Lucado holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and graduate degrees in Management from the University of Missouri and an MBA in Finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He has been a soldier, and...
Thomas Lytle, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

t [dot] lytle [at] usciences [dot] edu


Thomas Lytle is an experienced pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive with over 35 years of industry experience. During his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in pharmaceutical sales, marketing, marketing management, new...
Jeanette McVeigh, MS, MSLS

Associate Professor of Information Science
Coordinator, Electronic Resources; J.W. England Library

j [dot] mcveigh [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-895-1197


Professor McVeigh has over 30 years experience in online searching and business information.
Richard T. Minoff, MBA

Director, Undergraduate Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

r [dot] minoff [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-895-1182


Professor Minoff has 25 years experience in pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical device strategic planning & commercialization, marketing, life cycle management and advertising & healthcare communications, with a specialization in...
Shacker Mourad, RPh, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

s [dot] mourad [at] usciences [dot] edu


The founding President of NoahsPharm Consulting, Professor Mourad has over 30 years experience in pharmaceutical business including operations quality assurance, clinical development, sales and marketing and competitive intelligence.
Robert Mueller, EdD

Director of the MBA Program
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

 

r [dot] mueller [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8879


Dr. Mueller was the founder and president of Strategic Designs, LLC, which provided organizational consulting, and qualitative market research to the pharmaceutical industry for 23 years. His continuing research interests include understanding the...
Harriette Nadler, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

h [dot] nadler [at] usciences [dot] edu


Dr. Nadler has more than 20 years experience in preclinical, clinical, and regulatory development working for USA and European-based pharma, including startup companies.  She served as the primary liaison with the FDA for diverse products...
David Perlman, PhD
David Perlman, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

d [dot] perlman [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7027


At the University of the Sciences, Dr. Perlman teaches courses in public health law, ethics, and policy as well as business ethics. Dr. Perlman’s research projects center on legal, ethical, and policy elements of public health departments and...
Andrew Reinaker, PhD ABD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

a [dot] reinaker [at] usciences [dot] edu


Professor Reinaker is currently completing his doctoral dissertation “Mobile App Marketing and Customer Engagement” at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Paul Snyderman, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

p [dot] snyderman [at] usciences [dot] edu


Dr. Snyderman has over 20 years of experience in finance, analytics and market research, and has served as a Vice President for a number of financial firms including F.N.B Corporation, First Commonwealth Bank and First Place Bank.
Les Spero, DBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

l [dot] spero [at] usciences [dot] edu


Dr. Spero has served as CEO of several companies, including Mekorot Learning and Strategic Management Group.  He was also a co-founder and CEO of The Neat Company.
Nick Spring

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Business

n [dot] spring [at] usciences [dot] edu


Professor Spring has over 30 years of pharmaceutical and consumer marketing experience. He is an entrepreneur and has been CEO of several biotechnology companies, including his current role as CEO of Reliefband Technologies.
Renee P. Tannenbaum, PharmD, BSc, MBA

Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

r [dot] tannenbaum [at] usciences [dot] edu


Dr. Tannenbaum is a leader in healthcare, having dedicated nearly three decades of service to some of the most successful global healthcare companies, including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and pharmacy benefit management organizations....
Stephen Tuleja, MA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

s [dot] tuleja [at] usciences [dot] edu


Professor Tuleja spent over 20 years working for Merck in New Product and Business Development before founding Strategic Licensing Transactions, LLC, a business development consulting firm.
Kimberly Wolfe, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

k [dot] wolfe [at] usciences [dot] edu


Professor Wolfe has over 20 years experience working for Merck and CSL Behring as a Marketing Leader. She is now the Principal of Wolfe Marketing Solutions, LLC, a marketing strategy consulting firm.
W. Michael Wolfe

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

w [dot] wolfe [at] usciences [dot] edu


Professor Wolfe has over thirty years of experience in public accounting, management consulting and private industry. Michael Wolfe is the Managing Member of WOLFE VALUATION LLC, a Business Valuation firm he formed in 2015 to meet the increasing...