Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad

Associate Professor, Literacy, Language, & Culture, University of Illinois at Chicago


Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at University of Illinois at Chicago. She has previously served as a middle school teacher, literacy specialist, school district administrator, and a school board president. Dr. Muhammad’s scholarship has appeared in leading educational journals and books. She has received numerous national awards. She also works with educators and young people across the US and South Africa in best practices in equity, anti-racism, and culturally & historically responsive instruction. She is the author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.