A professor and researcher in pharmacology is the first to receive an endowed professorship established in the College of Pharmacy to honor former Dean Allen I. White.
Raymond M. Quock, who joined the college in January 1999 as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was named the first Allen I. White Professorship on 20 August, by College of Pharmacy Dean, James P. Kehrer. Quock was also appointed a second term as chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department.
Quock earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of San Francisco in 1970 and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Washington in 1974. Before joining the faculty at Washington State University, Quock held faculty positions with the University of Washington, the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wis., and the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois.
Quock lectures in neuropharmacology, psychopharmacology and drug abuse to second-year doctor of pharmacy students. He also is the supervising instructor for the graduate-level therapeutics course.His research focuses on drugs that affect brain function and behavior, and in particular, brain and drug mechanisms that are involved in relief of pain and anxiety.
In recognition of his teaching skills, Quock was named to the WSU President’s Teaching Academy in 2004. During his faculty career, he was presented with 14 other teaching awards, including the Golden Apple award for seven of the nine years he taught at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
The endowed professorship is in honor of former Dean Allen I. White, who spent 39 years at the College of Pharmacy and retired in 1979 after working 19 years as dean. White was a pharmaceutical chemistry professor and upon his retirement a group of colleagues created a lectureship in his name. The endowed professorship was established in the fall of 2004 with more than 300 donors and the College of Pharmacy contributing to the effort.