Who's Who Top Educators

James Louis Besier

Title: Adjunct Associate Professor
Company: University of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

James Louis Besier, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of pharmaceutical education.

Well-regarded for his ability to convey complex topics to his students, Dr. Besier distinguished himself as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Cincinnati from 1991 until 2013, during which time he held faculty appointments with the College of Nursing and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Throughout the early stages of his career in education, he also served as a member of the advisory council at the Gateway Community & Technical College, and spoke on behalf of Glaxo in Triangle Park, North Carolina. Furthermore, Dr. Besier provided his impeccable knowledge as a business education consultant at Junior Achievement, a global nonprofit youth organization, from 1995 to 1999. 

Outside of his work in education, Dr. Besier studied at the University of Cincinnati, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1977 and a Master of Science in pharmacy administration in 1990. Following these accomplishments, he went on to attend Union Institute & University, from which he attained a PhD in organizational behavior in 2004. Throughout most of his career, Dr. Besier has found success in the health care field, having most notably served as the assistant director of pharmacy at St. Luke Hospitals in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, from 1997 to 2004. In this capacity, he worked diligently to ensure the hospital could meet government standards for medicine storage – under his oversight, St. Luke became the first hospital in the United States to implement online computerized temperature monitoring systems, which became the subject of a paper published by the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. In honor of his many accomplishments, Dr. Besier was named as a fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists in 2007.

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