Dean, Graduate School, and Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich is Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Wayne State University. Before joining Wayne State, she was a Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry and Chemistry at the University of Toledo and served as Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. She was born and raised in northeastern North Carolina. Her early training was in organic chemistry at North Carolina Central University (B.S. 1990) and Duke University (M.S. 1992). She obtained her doctorate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat. 1997) at the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany followed by postdoctoral training at the Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland (1997-1999). From 2000-2007 she held the positions of assistant and associate professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan before moving to the University of Toledo. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The American Chemical Society, and an Academic Leadership Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.