Bernard W. Graham is a professor and the founding dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. The first class graduated in 2000 and he assumed the deanship of the Nursing program in 2003. The Nursing program was set up as a separate School, with a new Dean, in 2014. From 2005 to 2007, he served as interim Provost of the University.
He earned a BS in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy and a MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He was a tenured pharmacy and medicine faculty at the University of South Carolina before moving into the nuclear power industry for four years where he served as Environmental Supervisor and Senior Health Physicist. He then served as Associate Dean of Pharmacy at the Idaho State University and briefly served as interim Chair of the both academic departments. He has been a registered pharmacist in three states, a Board Certified Health Physicist, and has authored many scholarly works and delivered numerous presentations. He has participated in eight non-sectarian medical missions in Guatemala and has served on several ACPE site accreditation visits.