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pharmacy administration educator

Kenneth Neil Barker, American pharmacy administration educator. Recipient commendation Department of Health, 1974, Harvey A.K. Whitney award American Association Hospital Pharmacists, 1981, A. Richard Bliss, Junior citation of appreciation National Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, 1998, Cheers award for medication error research Institute for Safe Medical Practices, 1999; named Outstanding Graduate professor Auburn University, 1992-1993.


Barker, Kenneth Neil was born on March 25, 1937 in Spring Valley, Ohio, United States. Son of Kenneth Clyde and Marjorie Dorothy (Smith) Barker.


Bachelor of Science, University Florida, 1959. Master of Science, University Florida, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Mississippi, 1971.


Manager sterile products pharmacy service University Arkansas Medical Center-Little Rock, 1961-1962, project director drug systems research, 1962-1966. Projects coordinator School Pharmacy, University Mississippi, 1966-1970. Director administrative research United States Pharmacopeia, 1970-1972.

Associate professor pharmacy administration, associate director Research Institute School Pharmacy, Northeast Louisiana University, 1972-1975. Sterling professor, director Center Pharmacy Opers. Design School Pharmacy, Auburn University, Alabama, since 1975.

President K.N.B. Inc., Auburn, since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Co-inventor unit dose dispensing concept for hospitals, 1959.


Member American Pharmaceutical Association (Remington Honor medal 1998), Academy Pharmaceutical Sciences, American Society Hospital Pharmacists (research award 1973, 85, 87), American Association Colleges Pharmacy, Alabama Pharmaceutical Association, American Association Pharmaceutical Science, Alabama Society Hospital Pharmacists, Rho Chi.


Married Louise Arlene Ferguson

Kenneth Clyde Barker

Marjorie Dorothy (Smith) Barker

Louise Arlene Ferguson