Neil J. MacKinnon, BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharm), Ph.D., FCSHP, FNAP
Dr. Neil MacKinnon is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at
Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. In that capacity, he serves as the Chief Academic
Officer of the university, overseeing its ten colleges and schools, as well as diversity
and inclusion, enrollment and student affairs, faculty affairs, institutional effectiveness
and planning, instruction and innovation, the registrar’s office, and the research
enterprise. He also serves on the board of AU Health.
Prior to his current position, he was Dean of the James L Winkle College of Pharmacy
at the University of Cincinnati. He was Director of the State Office of Rural Health
for Arizona and a Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
at the University of Arizona. He was also Professor and Associate Director for Research
at the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A native of Nova Scotia, Provost MacKinnon completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy
at Dalhousie University, a Master's degree in Hospital Pharmacy at the University
of Wisconsin, an administrative hospital pharmacy residency at the University of Wisconsin
Hospital and Clinics, and a PhD and a fellowship at the University of Florida. He
completed a midcareer Harkness fellowship in international health care policy with
the Commonwealth Fund under the direction of Dr. Stephen Soumerai, Professor at Harvard
Medical School. He completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education
at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.