Chadwin Sandifer

Chadwin Sandifer

Executive Associate Dean and Chief Innovation Officer for FDU Health 
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Courses Taught

Doctor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Advanced Service Learning: Culturally Competent Approach to Wellness
  • Advanced Service Learning: Culturally Competent Approach to Serving Veterans
  • Beyond the Curriculum, Expanding Horizons
  • Beyond the Curriculum, Foundations in Pharmacy Education
  • Beyond the Curriculum, Preparing Practitioners
  • Introduction to Service Learning: Culturally Competent Approach to Low-Income/Homeless Populations
  • Service Learning: Culturally Competent Approach to Geriatrics Populations
  • Service Learning: Culturally Competent Approach to Pediatric Populations
  • Service Learning: Culturally Competent Approach to Low-Income/Homeless Populations

Doctor of Education, School of Education

  • Advanced Studies in Higher Education
  • Building an Inclusive University Culture
  • Innovation and Technology in Higher Education
  • Special Topics in Higher Education

School of Public and Global Affairs

  • Technology Foundations in Higher Education


  • Ed.D, St. John’s University
  • Advanced Certificate, Instructional Leadership, St. John’s University
  • MPH, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • MS, College Student Personnel, University of Central Missouri
  • BS, Psychology, University of Central Arkansas

Academic Profile

Dr. Chadwin Sandifer joined the Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Pharmacy Leadership Team in 2011 as one of the founding members of the school. Dr. Sandifer has been instrumental in building the program and constructing the educational environments within the school in his numerous roles within the programs. Dr. Sandifer has brought the program through the processes established by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), which is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy. This noteworthy effort is the first authorization in over 120 years in New Jersey and it is the first pharmacy school built within a private institution in the state. Over the past several years, he has designed and created spaces to meet the evolving needs of the school. Dr. Sandifer has led efforts in creating purposeful environments for the pharmacy and health sciences programs to ensure that they are adaptive to multiple learning and working styles; Dr. Sandifer has designed over 75,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories and research facilities, administrative and faculty offices, communal work and eating areas, conferences rooms, reception areas, a library, and a welcome center. A few of the highlights of the facility are a sterile compounding training laboratory, a state-of-the-art simulation practice environment compliant with USP Chapter <797> Clean Room design and workflow, patient assessment labs, activities of the daily living lab, multisensory and wellness space, telehealth lab, and an interprofessional simulation lab. In 2014, Dr. Sandifer was recognized by NJBiz Magazine as one of the top leaders in the state under the age of forty for his leadership and dedication to designing innovative learning spaces within an institution of higher education. Dr. Sandifer is now in the process of leading efforts to expand health science offerings across the university through programs in public health, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work.

In his leadership role, Dr. Sandifer has overseen the seating of students within the pharmacy program, physician assistant studies, public health, social work, and occupational therapy. Dr. Sandifer has assembled a remarkable team who oversees admissions, financial aid, student orientation, student leadership and development, student programming, enrollment services, community engagement, marketing and communications, facilities, technology, and campus security. He has executed a comprehensive plan for Student Affairs in the areas of academic and co-curricular programming, academic enrichment services, and leadership development. Dr. Sandifer’s commitment to education extends past his administrative role. Dr. Sandifer teaches several classes within the university, which allows him to ensure the classroom designs and experience are innovative and user-friendly.

Over the past eight years, Dr. Sandifer has designed initiatives to meet the evolving needs of the school. One of these areas is service-learning education, community service, and volunteerism. He has devoted remarkable time and energy to developing opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for those who may be marginalized or in need of assistance. Dr. Sandifer believes this early exposure to service education encourages students to get active in their communities and promotes a lifetime of supporting the area in which they are involved.

In 2014 and 2015, the pharmacy program was recognized by the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite, an honor that acknowledges the progressive leadership of those who design workplaces that benefit the health of their employees. Dr. Sandifer also led the school through an assessment process that resulted in the Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Pharmacy and Health Science being recognized as a Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz Magazine. Dr. Sandifer was recently recognized by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey as a Champion of Good Work and Companies that Care for his work with service-learning and commitment to the New Jersey and local communities. Also, NJBiz has recognized Dr. Sandifer for his commitment to healthcare education as a Healthcare Educator of the Year in 2020 and a Healthcare Volunteer of the Year in 2018.

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