Professor Dr. Muhammad Jamil Habib
Ph.D. (Pharm), Canada
Dean, College of Pharmacy, Howard University, USA
Treasurer & Founder Life Member
Board of Trustees
Dr. Muhammad J. Habib, became Treasurer of the Board of Trustees on May 17, 2018 after serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees from July 1, 2015 until May 16, 2018. He is a tenured full Professor and currently serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Howard University in Washington DC, USA. Dr. Habib is a dynamic, solution-oriented, executive leader who has more than 30 years of experience in academia as educator, researcher and administrator. He is an American Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) trained accreditation evaluator and evaluated Pharm.D. programs of several US pharmacy schools and colleges. As a member of the Accreditation team, Dr. Habib looks at the quality assurance and quality improvement of the college’s Pharm.D. program including an in-depth evaluation of a self-study document followed by on-site evaluation and interviews to determine the strength, weaknesses, missions, goals, curriculum and resources including practice sites. He has also participated in the development and implementation of a new pharmacy college at the University of Kuwait.
After receiving his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Alberta Canada in 1987 and training as research Associate at Florida A&M University in 1987-88, Dr. Habib joined Howard University, College of Pharmacy as faculty in 1988. He moved to Kuwait University, Faculty of Pharmacy in 1998 as Professor and Chairman. Dr. Habib returned to Howard University in July, 2000 as Professor and Chairman. He received several research grants from agencies like National Institute of Health (NIH), Parenteral Drug Administration, Pharmaceutical Companies and University Grant Programs which resulted in 151 publications and abstracts in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He has published books and contributed chapters in books. His research background is in formulation, drug delivery and dosage developments, process analytical technology (PAT) and quality by design (QBD). He has published extensively on liposomal drug delivery, solid dispersion, pre-formulation and polymeric nanotechnology. He has been invited to give scientific presentations to industries, government and professional organizations. Some of the topics of his presentations include, “Global Trend in Pharmacy Education”, “Transition from B.S. to Pharm.D. Education”, “Recent Advances in Drug Delivery System,” “Phospholipid Solid Dispersions: Physical Properties, Dissolution and Bioavailability”, “Pharmacy Education for the 21st century”, “Need for Professional Organizations in Pharmacy” etc. Dr. Habib taught several professional and graduate level courses including Advance Physical Pharmacy, Drug Development Strategies, Principles of Drug Formulation, Pharmaceutics, Dosage Form Design, Pharmaceutical Compounding, Pharmaceutical Technology etc. He has offered a refresher course on Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery to FDA scientists in Rockville, Maryland, USA. He has supervised the research projects of graduate and professional students which resulted in publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
Among many awards, he has received, the HU faculty author’s award, College of Pharmacy distinguished faculty service award and outstanding leadership award from AABPS are notable. He has served as a consultant on Pharm.D. curriculum nationally and internationally. Currently he is serving as a reviewer of professional research journals and as an editorial board member of a number of international journals including Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutics and Novel Drug Delivery System, Archives of Pharmacy Practice, Madridge Journal of Novel Drug Research, Omics journals of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Journal of Chemistry, etc. He has served as a Chairman and member on various departmental, college and university committees including President’s Budget Advisory Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, University Wide Safety Committee, Graduate Program Evaluation Committee, Pharm.D. Program Implementation Committee, Curriculum Committee, Resource Allocation Committee etc.
Dr. Habib has received leadership training from the Covey Leadership Center, USA on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He is a member of several professional organizations in North America including American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Controlled Release Society (CRS), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Sigma Xi scientific research society, Rho Chi Honors Society and American Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Expertise of Dr. Habib includes:
- Implementation of a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program
- Curriculum development based on case based and problem based learning
- Accreditation through American Council of Pharmacy education (ACPE)
- Promoting recruitment of faculty, staff and students
- Program implementation based on ACPE accreditation
- Providing oversight of teaching, research and outreach activities
- Developing and providing budget control
- Providing leadership in program development and implementation
- Ensuring adherence to accreditation standards and facilitating self-studies
- Ensuring a comprehensive assessment system
- Maintaining visibility with external agencies and with pharmacy schools in USA.