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Muhammad J Habib

Associate Dean and Professor

  • Office of the Dean, Pharmacy
  • College of Pharmacy


Dr. Muhammad Jamil Habib has about 28 years of experience in academia as educator, researcher and administrator. He is an ACPE trained accreditation evaluator and currently evaluating programs of several US pharmacy colleges. He has also developed and implemented pharmacy programs in Kuwait University. Presently Dr. Habib is a tenured full Professor serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Pharmacy.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 and assumed the chairmanship of the department in 2002. 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 141 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 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.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. 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, Dean’s Search 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 ACPE. 

Education & Expertise


Pharmaceutical Science

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada