Carmita A. Coleman, PharmD, MAA is the Associate Dean, Office of Student Affairs, and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy and the National Executive Director of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
Dr. Coleman holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from the University of New Orleans, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors from Xavier University of Louisiana, and a Master of Arts in Administration with Distinction from the University of the Incarnate Word. She has also completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.
In 1999, Dr. Coleman joined the faculty as Assistant Professor, and later Director of Continuing Professional Education, at Hampton University School of Pharmacy. There, she developed and taught a variety of courses, including the integrated components of Drug and Disease Management. She then went on to help establish a new school of pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. In 2005, she joined as Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs and received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. In July 2012, she obtained her current position as Associate Dean at Chicago State University.
She currently serves as the National Executive Director for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), the nation’s premier professional organization for student pharmacists combating health disparities. She has held this position since 2006. Under her tutelage, the organization has seen exponential membership growth and professional impact.
Her research interests include patient and student outcomes, health disparities, and cardiovascular and women’s health.
She cherishes being a wife to Jonathan, and mother to Jonathan, II and Jillian.