Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Dobbs is an experienced life sciences executive with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in information technology, general management, clinical research, regulatory affairs, post marketing surveillance, academia and consulting. Dr. Dobbs has served as a member of the top-tier executive team for organizations in startup, rapid-growth, turnaround, merger, integration and change phases. Dr. Dobbs has served as a member of numerous boards and as an advisor to both small and large corporations. He currently serves as Executive in Residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business where he also co-directs the Healthcare Leadership Academy, teaches, and works with entrepreneurs within the UAB environment and the greater Birmingham business community to help them develop and grow their businesses. He is also CEO and President of The Compass Talent Management Group LLC, a consulting firm that assists organizations with the identification and development of key talent and with designing organizational strategies and structures to maximize their ability to compete in the business worlds of today and tomorrow.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Team-based development of medical devices: An engineering-business collaborativeJournal of Biomechanical Engineering.  138. 2016
    1993 An overview of document management and document processingTherapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science.  27:417-423. 1993
    1991 Computer-assisted new drug applicationsPharmaceutical Medicine.  5:131. 1991
    1990 Computer-Assisted New Drug Applications (CANDAs). A reviewJournal of clinical research and drug development.  4:227-234. 1990
    1988 A pilot study of electronic submission of periodic reports to the FDA: Flexible diskette submission - Glaxo program developmentTherapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science.  22:59-60. 1988
    1988 A pilot study of electronic submission of periodic reports to the FDA: Flexible diskette submission-glaxo program developmentTherapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science.  22:59-60. 1988
    1988 Exchange of worldwide safety surveillance data via an international computer databaseTherapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science.  22:71-74. 1988
    1988 Exchange of worldwide safety surveillance data via an international computer databaseTherapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science.  22:71-74. 1988
    1986 H2-antagonists and hepatitisAnnals of Internal Medicine.  105:803. 1986
    1984 Ranitidine and theophylline.Annals of Internal Medicine.  100:769. 1984
    1981 Drug histories obtained by pharmacists from psychiatric inpatientsHospital & community psychiatry.  32:639-640. 1981
    1979 Discharge medication counseling: a functional model.Contemporary pharmacy practice.  2:135-138. 1979
    1978 Acetazolamide interference with theophylline analysis by high-performance liquid chromatographyClinical Chemistry (Washington, DC): international journal of molecular diagnostics and laboratory medicine.  24:2208-2209. 1978
    1977 Effects of aluminum hydroxide on the absorption of propranololCurrent Therapeutic Research: clinical and experimental.  21:887-892. 1977

    Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Dobbs teaches in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and strategy. He also co-directs the Healthcare Leadership academy and teaches executive education courses. Dr. Dobbs teaches collaboration and team science for The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker.
  • Teaching Activities

  • BUS450 - Strategic Management (Spring Term 2013)
  • BUS495 - Business Honors Seminar I (Spring Term 2019)
  • BUS495 - Business Honors Seminar I (Spring Term 2020)
  • BUS495 - Business Honors Seminar I (Spring Term 2021)
  • BUS495 - Business Honors Seminar I (Spring Term 2022)
  • ENT422 - Strategic Ops-Entrepreneurs (Fall Term 2020)
  • ENT424 - New Product Development (Fall Term 2014)
  • ENT424 - New Product Development (Fall Term 2015)
  • ENT424 - New Product Development (Fall Term 2016)
  • ENT424 - New Product Development (Fall Term 2017)
  • ENT424 - New Product Development (Fall Term 2018)
  • ENT424 - New Product Development (Fall Term 2019)
  • ENT425 - Entrepreneurial Leadership (Spring Term 2018)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2014)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2015)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2016)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2017)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2018)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2019)
  • ENT426 - Practicum in Commercialization (Spring Term 2020)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Fall Term 2017)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Spring Term 2018)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurial Internship (Summer Term 2018)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurship Internship (Fall Term 2016)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurship Internship (Spring Term 2016)
  • ENT445 - Entrepreneurship Internship (Summer Term 2016)
  • ENT450 - I-Corps Lean Startup (Fall Term 2017)
  • HC114 - Honors Seminar in Business (Fall Term 2016)
  • HC114 - Honors Seminar in Business (Fall Term 2017)
  • HC114 - Honors Seminar in Business (Fall Term 2018)
  • HC114 - Honors Seminar in Business (Fall Term 2019)
  • HC114 - Honors Seminar in Business (Fall Term 2020)
  • HC114 - Honors Seminar in Business (Fall Term 2021)
  • IS641 - Leadership in IT (Fall Term 2019)
  • IS641 - Leadership in IT (Fall Term 2021)
  • IS641 - Leadership in IT (Fall Term 2021)
  • IS641 - Leadership in IT (Spring Term 2021)
  • IS641 - Leadership in IT (Spring Term 2021)
  • IS641 - Leadership in IT (Summer Term 2020)
  • MBA631 - Management and Organizations (Spring Term 2019)
  • MBA631 - Management and Organizations (Spring Term 2020)
  • MBA631 - Management and Organizations (Spring Term 2021)
  • MBA631 - Management and Organizations (Spring Term 2021)
  • MBA631 - Management and Organizations (Spring Term 2022)
  • MBA634 - Strategic Management (Spring Term 2019)
  • MBA643 - Healthcare Leadership Devel. (Spring Term 2022)
  • MBA644 - Transformational Leadership (Spring Term 2022)
  • MBA676 - MBA Internship (Fall Term 2016)
  • MBA676 - MBA Internship (Fall Term 2017)
  • MBA676 - MBA Internship (Spring Term 2018)
  • MBA676 - MBA Internship (Summer Term 2016)
  • MBA676 - MBA Internship (Summer Term 2017)
  • MBA681 - From Idea to IPO (Fall Term 2018)
  • MBA681 - From Idea to IPO (Fall Term 2020)
  • MBA681 - From Idea to IPO (Fall Term 2021)
  • MBA683 - Leading Innovation (Summer Term 2018)
  • MBA683 - Leading Innovation (Summer Term 2019)
  • MBA683 - Leading Innovation (Summer Term 2021)
  • MBA690 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2017)
  • MBA690 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2020)
  • MBA690 - Special Topics (Fall Term 2015)
  • MBA690 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2012)
  • MBA690 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2013)
  • MBA690 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2014)
  • MBA690 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2016)
  • MBA691 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2014)
  • MBA691 - Independent Study (Summer Term 2015)
  • MBA691 - MBA Independent Study (Summer Term 2019)
  • MBA691 - MBA Internship (Fall Term 2012)
  • MG490 - Management Seminar/SL (Fall Term 2012)
  • MG490 - Management Seminar/SL (Fall Term 2013)
  • MK490 - Special Topics in Marketing (Summer Term 2016)
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1982
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee System : Knoxville 1976
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Pharmacy, Samford University 1975
  • Full Name

  • Joel Dobbs