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AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby
Executive Director
Greg Higby, Ph.D., has been Executive Director of the Institute since 1988 after serving as Acting Director (1986-88), Associate Director (1985-86), Assistant Director (1984-85), and Assistant to the Director (1981-84). He received his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (under Glenn Sonndecker). Higby has also served as the Editor of Pharmacy in History from 1986 to the present.

Higby’s publications include the books, In Service to American Pharmacy: The Professional Life of William Procter, Jr. (1992) and The Spirit of Voluntarism: The Unites States Pharmacopeia 1820-1995 (co-authored with Lee Anderson). He has co-edited about another dozen books for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy including Pill Peddlers, American Pharmacy: A Collection of Historical Essays, and Drugstore Memories.

Higby’s honors include the Edward Kremers Award, the Schelenz Medal, and the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award. He was elected to the honorific International Academy of the History of Pharmacy in 1991.

Higby is a registered pharmacist in the state of Michigan. His hobbies include music (playing trombone and recorder), recreational biking, and watching English Premier League football.

AIHP Assistant Director Gregory Bond
Assistant Director
Gregory Bond, Ph.D., has been the Assistant Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy since January 2017. As the managing editor of AIHP publications, he serves as the Assistant Editor of Pharmacy in History, the editor of AIHP Notes, and the editor of AIHP’s web site. He is also AIHP’s Head Archivist and collaborates with the Executive Director to maintain and develop the Institute’s historical collections, including the Kremers Reference Files and the AIHP Collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Additionally, he manages AIHP’s digital initiatives, negotiating the Institute’s engagement with sites like JSTOR and Hathi Trust.

Bond received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently received his M.L.S. with concentrations in Archives and in Digital Libraries from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals and edited collections and has also written articles for popular publications, including the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Wisconsin State Journal, and the History News Network. His current research interests include the history of African-American pharmacists and the history of African-American pharmacy education.

Recent publications include:

Gregory Bond, “‘Yet in All This Library There is Scarcely a Reference to the Negro in Pharmacy:’ The University of Wisconsin’s Leo Butts, Pioneering Historian of African-American Pharmacists,Pharmacy in History vol. 59, Nos. 1&2 (2017): 34-46.

Gregory Bond, “Recovering and Expanding Mozella Esther Lewis’s Pioneering History of African-American Pharmacy Students, 1870-1925,” Pharmacy in History vol. 58, Nos. 1&2 (2016): 3-23.

Gregory Bond, “Leo Butts, UW Pharmacy Pioneer” [website], 2016.


AIHP Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs
Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs
Beth Fisher
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