Mr. Godwin completed the Executive MBA program at Southern Methodist University in 2005 after earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Central University in 1984. After a 26 year professional career that allowed him to live across the U.S. and travel the world, including China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Mexico, and Canada, Mr. Godwin returned to lead the School of Business in May 2010. As Dean, he is extremely active in the local community, alumni relations, student recruitment, and university affairs. As a professor, Mr. Godwin provides a unique classroom experience by blending both academic and real-world experience into the curriculum, often inviting business executives into the classroom to help students understand the job demands of major employers. The recent Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) audit identified Dean Godwin as one of the Strategic Advantages of the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, and he was elected as ACBSP’s Region 6 President for 2015-2016. He also earned a national academic leadership award – “Most Supportive Dean” by ENACTUS in 2013 and was recognized by the ECU Greek System for “Outstanding Faculty Support” in 2014.