President Dewey


Dr. Dewey became the ninth president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on July 1, 2014.

Prior to joining ACPHS, Dr. Dewey served for five years as Provost at the University of La Verne in California, a comprehensive doctoral university that enrolls approximately 8,000 students across four colleges and nine regional campuses. In that capacity, he oversaw academic affairs, student affairs, student services, enrollment management, financial aid, and athletics for the institution.

Dr. Dewey previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Finnigan Chair at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) of Applied Life Science in Claremont, CA. As a founding faculty member of this pioneering institute, he played a key role in KGI’s growth during his ten years at the school, including the development of its groundbreaking Master’s of Bioscience program, the first professional master of science program in the country.

Dr. Dewey began his academic career in 1982 as an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver and eventually rose to the rank of full professor. He spent 18 years at Denver, including five years as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University (advisor Gordon G. Hammes, Chemistry)
  • Ph.D., University of Rochester (advisor Douglas H. Turner, Chemistry)
  • M.Sc., University of Rochester (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc., Carnegie-Mellon University (Chemistry)


University of La Verne

  • Provost, 2009-2014

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

  • Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology (sabbatical), 2009 
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 2006-2008 
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 2004-2006 
  • Dean of Faculty, 2000-2002 
  • Robert E. Finnigan Professor (endowed chair), 2001-2009 
  • Director of Research, 2001-2002
  • Professor of Applied Life Sciences, 1999-2009

University of Denver
1981- 1999

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1995-1999 
  • Visiting Professor, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland, 1998 
  • Acting Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1993-1994 
  • Professor of Chemistry, 1992-1999 
  • NIH Senior Fellow, Duke University, 1988 
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1987-1992
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1981-1987

Cornell University

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, 1979-1981

Carnegie-Mellon University

  • Laboratory Technician, Department of Chemistry, 1970-1974


  • Invited Participant “National Academies Keck Futures Initiative in Synthetic Biology", 2009
  • Plenary Faculty, School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University, 2002-present
  • Robert Finnegan Professor of Applied Life Sciences, 2001-present
  • American Physical Society Fellow, Division of Biological Physics, 1999 
  • National Institute of Health Senior Fellow, Duke University, 1988 
  • University of Denver, Division of Natural Science Research Award, 1988 
  • Eli Lilly Life Sciences Grantee, 1983 
  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979 
  • National Institutes of Health Cellular and Molecular Biology Traineeship, 1977 
  • University of Rochester, Sherman Clarke Fellow, 1978


  • Research Corporation, “Chemiosmotic Energy Transduction in Biological Systems”, 10/81, $19,600.
  • NSF Biophysics, “Modulation Relaxation Kinetics of Proton Pumping by Bacteriorhodopsin”, 3/84-3/87, $99,000.
  • Eli Lilly Life Sciences Grant, “Life Sciences Award”, 1/85-12/86, $13,600.
  • NIH General Medical, “Probing Membrane Protein Dynamics with Energy Transfer”, 7/86-6/90, $182,102.
  • NSF Biophysics, “Relaxation Kinetics of Ion Transport Across Biomembranes”, 7/87-6/90, $192,000.
  • NIH Senior Fellowship, “Modified Probe Mutagenesis of the 2-Adrenergic Receptor”, 9/88-8/89, $30,000.
  • NSF Biophysics, “Conformational Dynamics of Bacteriorhodopsin and Rhodopsin”, 7/90-6/94, $241,000.
  • ACS-PRF, “Monitoring Polymer Collapse by Fluorescence Energy Transfer”, 1/93-12/94, $50,000.
  • Research Corporation, "Partners in Science", 2/93-2/95, $14,000.
  • Colorado Heart Association, “Role of Palmitoylation in Signal Transduction”, 7/93-6/94, $22,000.
  • NIH-AREA, “Fractal Aspects of Protein Structure and Dynamics”, 7/94-6/97, $108,000.
  • TAPPI Foundation, “Reaction Dynamics in Paper”, 1/1/97-12/30/97, $38,808.
  • NIH-AREA, “ Information Complexity of Protein Folding”, 7/97-6/01, $108,850.
  • NRC Cobase, “Visiting Scholar from Eastern Europe”, (with Z. Grwyzna) 1/00-6/00, $2,000.
  • Sloan Foundation, “Professional Masters Program in Computational Biology” (D. Galas, KGI, PI, Dewey, Co-PI), 1/00-1/01, $250,000.
  • NIH General Medical, “Time Series Analysis of Expression Profiles” (Dewey, PI, M. Barbosa, KGI, Co-PI), 6/01-5/04, $750,000.
  • NSF ITR, “Causes of Robustness and Vulnerability in Real-world Networks: Lessons from Molecular Biology” (A. Ray, KGI, PI, Dewey Co-PI), 9/01-9/04, $501,105.
  • NIH Program Project Grant “Tools and Data Resources in Support of Functional Genomics (with Philip Bourne UCSD, PI, Dewey Project leader) 4/02-03/07, subproject total $678,000.
  • NIH-NCI “A Model System for HIV Multi-Drug Therapy Design (Chen-Chen Kan, KGI, PI, Dewey Co-PI), 7/02-6/04, $259,686.
  • NSF-ITR: A Twin-Framework to Analyze, Model and Design Robust, Complex Networks Using Biological and Computational Principles” (A. Ray, KGI, PI, Galas, KGI co-PI, Dewey, KGI co-PI), 09/01/02 – 08/30/04, $2,040,361
  • NSF “Partnerships for Innovative Bioscience Entrepreneurs” (K. Scanlon, KGI, PI, Dewey, co-PI), 08/03 – 07/06, $600,000
  • APRC Supplement, “Novel Oncogenes in Breast Cancer”, NIH, with Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University (S. Ethier, PI), 09/05-09/07, $118,400.
  • NSF “UBM – Institutional: Research Experiences at the Biology-Mathematics Interface (REBMI)” with Claremont University Consortium, (J. Milton, PI), 05/07-04/12, $429,878.
  • NSF-Partners for Innovation (Dewey, PI, J. Osborne, co-PI), 08/09-07/12, $600,000


More than 90 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals spanning fields of biochemistry, physical chemistry, biophysics and computational biology. Two edited books and one scholarly monograph entitled “Fractals in Molecular Biophysics", Oxford University Press (1997) that discusses the application of fractal geometry to problems is molecular biophysics.

President Greg Dewey of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Writings and Speeches
President Dewey regularly writes and speaks about issues related to education, research, and the future of health care. In addition to these activities, he writes a monthly newsletter that is distributed to the ACPHS community and posted to the ACPHS blog.

Below is a selection of articles, whitepapers, and speeches.