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Donald Godwin, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Education

Associate Professor: Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Contact Information

Office Location: NRPH 184
Phone: (505) 272-0907

Academic Career

Godwin received a BA in biological sciences from the University of Delaware in1991 and a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of South Carolina in 1996. He joined the faculty at UNM in 1996 and he has served as an assistant dean, associate dean and interim dean of the College.

Research Interests

Godwin’s research interests lie in the area of innovative programs to enhance student progression and graduation rates in a Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. His recent work involves curricular changes to improve the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of pharmacy students.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Rio Chi Pharmacy Honor Society


Pharmacy Grads Celebrate Degrees; Job Placement
(HSCNewsBeat; May 22, 2007) ─  It’s good to be a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate. Ask any of the future pharmacists from the University of New Mexico’s College of Pharmacy who received their degrees in a two-hour ceremony in the Pit last Saturday evening.

Apply Frequently: Sunscreen Research at UNM
(HSCNewsBeat; September 5, 2006) ─ Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays is a serious concern for anyone living in the Land of Enchantment. With more than 300 days of sunshine, a high altitude, and a relatively southern latitude, New Mexicans are exposed to more intense UV rays than residents of most other states. Combined with the outdoor lifestyle that many New Mexicans enjoy, the risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer is significantly increased.