Dr. Carl Goodman is a Proven Champion of Student Success

Dr. Carl Goodman Portrait on Light Background

(BOWIE, Md.) – A seasoned higher education administrator and effective champion of student success will become the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bowie State University.

Dr. Carl Goodman will join Maryland’s first historically black college or university (HBCU) on July 6, 2020 as the chief academic officer responsible for overseeing the academic and research enterprise of the university. He comes to Bowie State from Florida A&M University (FAMU), where he served as associate provost for academic affairs and student services. He was responsible for assuring the quality of academic programs and curricula reviews, self-study reports and specialized accreditation activities of the 13 colleges and schools.

“Dr. Goodman brings a wealth of experience in teaching, research and innovation to help bridge learning environments and advance the Racing to Excellence vision for Bowie State University,” said President Aminta H. Breaux.

At FAMU, Dr. Goodman made remarkable achievements to enhance the undergraduate education and student success areas, improving the university’s six-year graduation rate by nearly 15 percent in four years, retention rates and the reduction of excess credit hours. He accomplished those outcomes by implementing the FAMU’s first Early Alert System and a Finish in Four Program to improve the four-year graduation rates.

Prior to that appointment, he enjoyed more than 20 years of a distinguished career in teaching, research and service in FAMU’s flagship program, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, recognized as a top five pharmacy program in generating U.S. patents. As assistant dean for research and graduate studies and as the pharmaceutical sciences division director, he restructured a vibrant graduate program through faculty development, key hires and student recruitment. He also developed a new Bachelor of Science program in the pharmaceutical sciences in the college. Dr. Goodman has a strong track record in securing grants, with more than $39 million in research and student training grants awarded to strengthen FAMU’s research capacity and infrastructure.

Dr. Goodman has extensive experience as a researcher on grant-funded programs and is passionate about providing research opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. As co-principal investigator for the FAMU Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program, he directed a $14.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institution for Minority Health and Health Disparity. He has co-authored or authored more than 39 peer-reviewed articles. His research interests include the molecular and cellular basis of opioid tolerance and addiction.

“I am truly delighted to be a part of Bowie State University with the outstanding faculty and students,” said Dr. Goodman. “My vision is to create a learning-centered environment where students are receiving an exceptional experience.”

Dr. Goodman holds a doctoral degree in pharmacology/toxicology from Florida A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Jacksonville University. He was a postdoctoral NIH fellow at the National Institute of Drug Abuse