Godfrey Gumbs is a professor of theoretical solid state physics. He is a distinguished professor of physics at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Maria A. Chianta and Alice M. Stoll Professor of Physics at Hunter College, CUNY.
Gumbs was awarded a Guyana Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1968 and then went on to receive his Ph.D. in theoretical solid state physics (now commonly known as the physics of condensed matter) from the University of Toronto in 1978. From 1978 to 1982, he was a research associate at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa. From
1982 to 1989, he was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University research fellow, serving as both assistant and associate professor.
Gumbs has taught at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center sinc