Meet the new dean of pharmacy

Steven J. Martin has been named dean of ONU’s Raabe College of Pharmacy. Martin replaces Tom Kier, BSPh ’82, who has served as interim dean for the past year.

A third-generation pharmacist, Martin has practiced pharmacy in the critical care setting since 1985; his research focus is on infection in the critically ill. Currently, he is professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a post he has held since 2004. He also is co-director of the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory at the University of Toledo and comes to ONU with 18 years of experience in higher education.

Martin joined the Toledo faculty in 1997 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2002. He also holds a faculty appointment in the college of medicine. Martin is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in infectious diseases, a distinction he has held since 1994. He was elected a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 2002 and a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 2004. Martin has served in leadership positions in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and currently is an elected pharmacist representative to the Society’s governing Council.

Martin directs an infectious disease/critical care pharmacy fellowship program at University of Toledo and established specialty and general practice residency programs at the University of Toledo in conjunction with faculty from the University of Toledo Medical Center.        

Martin has published numerous books, book chapters, research papers, and critical reviews on infection and critical illness in a variety of peer-reviewed publications. He recently served as editor of The Injectable Drug Reference, published by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

A graduate of Ferris State University with both a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy, Martin completed post-doctoral fellowship training in critical care and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He and his wife, Karen, have four children.