Dr. Kimble received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from Ohio Northern University in 1998. He earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Morehead State University in 1999 and a Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Administration from Marshall University in 2000. Dr. Kimble completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kentucky Hospitals and St. Claire Medical Center in 1999. Craig is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist (BCACP). Before coming to Marshall, Dr. Kimble was the Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services for Fruth Pharmacy, a 30 store regional retail drugstore chain serving Ohio and West Virginia. While at Fruth, Dr. Kimble established a PGY1 community pharmacy practice residency program. He has previously served as a Senior Pharmacist Consultant for McKesson Provider Technologies and as System Director of Pharmacy for Holzer Health Systems. Craig was recognized for innovative practice by receiving the 2011 Upshire-Smith / West Virginia Pharmacist Association – Excellence in Innovation in Pharmacy Award and as Director of the Year by Pharmacy Systems, Inc. Dr. Kimble is active in both state and national pharmacy organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Pharmacist Association representing district 7 and is a past president of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Kimble serves as both teaching faculty and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Administration, and Research, as well as the Director of the Office of Experiential Learning at the School of Pharmacy. He oversees the professional experience program, including both early (IPPE) and advanced (APPE) pharmacy practice experiences. This integral part of the pharmacy curriculum provides students the opportunity to apply their classroom and laboratory training in the basic pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice and to solve drug-related problems in practice during their final year of the Pharm. D. program. Dr. Kimble is responsible for helping to establish practice sites, managing external relationships, and placing students in appropriate rotations. Kimble also assists in overseeing the community service and outreach activities that promote the profession and the School of Pharmacy. As Manager of Clinical Support Services, Dr. Kimble works with retail and hospital partners as an advisor and consultant to help implement and optimize advanced services and programs. Dr. Kimble also serves as adjunct faculty with the Marshall University College of Health Profession’s Masters of Public Health Program. Craig’s teaching and research interests include pharmacy management, finance and economics, experiential learning, and ambulatory care practice.