Dr. Robert A. Mangione, Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Professor of Pharmacy and University Faculty Athletic Representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), joined the St. John's University faculty in 1979. During his tenure at St. John's University, Dr. Mangione served as a clinical faculty member at Nassau County Medical Center from 1979 to 1981 and at the Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1981 to 1990. While at the Children's Hospital, Dr. Mangione also served as the institution's Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator. He was appointed Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Student Affairs in 1990, Associate Dean in 1996 and Dean of the College in 1999. Prior to joining the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Dr. Mangione served as a Pharmacy Intern at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and a Pharmacy Resident at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center, Long Island.
Dr. Mangione earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from St. John's University. He also holds a M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Clinical Pharmacy) from St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as a P.D. and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. John's University School of Education. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications in the professional literature. His research interests include Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Celiac Disease, Pediatric Pharmacotherapy, and Poverty Issues in Healthcare and Education. He maintains professional pharmacy licensure in New York State and is an active member of the Scientific/Medical Advisory Board of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. He previously served as the President of the Long Island Society of Hospital Pharmacists, editor of the New York State Journal of Pharmacy, and as a contributing editor to the Children's Hospital Quarterly and to U.S. Pharmacist. In addition, Dr. Mangione served for 10 years as a professional member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy and is currently an extended member of the Board.
St. John's University has honored Dr. Mangione with the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award in 1989, the Vincentian Mission Award in 1995, the Pietas Medal in 2002 and the St. Vincent dePaul Medal in 2008. Pharmacy students voted him Teacher of the Year in 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1996 and he was presented with a Leader in Education Award from the St. John’s University School of Education in 2009. In 1997, he was named an "Outstanding Alumni" and inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York. Dr. Mangione and his family are members of St. Raymond of Penyaforte R.C. Church in East Rockaway, Long Island where he previously served as a CYO basketball coach and is currently a lector.