Leadership Team

Norman Godwin
Norman Godwin
Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

As the university’s assistant provost for academic effectiveness, Norman Godwin works with campus leaders and other support units to advance the academic mission of the university. In addition to Auburn’s general education and core curriculum processes, Godwin provides leadership to the University Curriculum and Graduate Council Curriculum committees and oversees the academic honesty and administrator review processes. Godwin also manages the university’s faculty awards and directs the Senate Lectures committee.

As associate dean in the Harbert College of Business from 2011-2018, Godwin facilitated the continued development of the college’s academic programs and student support services, including new undergraduate majors and minors, a revised core curriculum reflecting modern business, an innovative and immersive professional development program, streamlined academic advising, and a new class of employees dedicated to student engagement with employers. During his tenure, the college saw increases in graduation and placement rates, starting salaries, and professional certifications, all while experiencing unprecedented student growth.

As director of the School of Accountancy from 2003-2011, Godwin restructured its graduate and undergraduate programs, leading to unprecedented and nationally recognized student success on the uniform CPA exam and a top 10 ranking for the school’s online undergraduate degree. Godwin also supported faculty success, yielding significant increases in top-tier publications, multiple presidencies of national organizations, and several appointments to national research teams.

In addition to his administrative appointments, Godwin is a professor of accounting, a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Alabama, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is the current president of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and he serves as an advisor for three university student organizations. Three of his children are Auburn graduates, with a fourth soon to follow.

Last updated: January 29, 2019