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Najee E Muhammad

Associate Professor Emeritus
Educational Studies
McCracken Hall 220

Dr. Najee Muhammad holds the B.Sci. in Health and Physical Education from Allen University (an Historically Black Institution), Columbia, SC; and a M.Ed. in Guidance and Psychological Services from Springfield College (Springfield, MA). He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Foundations from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH). Dr. Muhammad teaches courses in Cultural Studies in Education, and his major research interests include culture theory, culturally-responsive pedagogy and curriculum, African-centered pedagogical theory, African American philosophy and slave culture, Africana studies (African and African Americans), and critical multiculturalism. He has been named twice to Whos Who Among Americas Teachers, 2000 and 2004-2005. He is past president (2007-2008) of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES). During the 2007-08 year, Dr. Muhammad served as the interim chair for the Department of African American Studies.

Most Recent Publications:

Muhammad, N. E. (2008). Race: The critical spectrum of consciousness in modern philosophy. Philosophical Studies in Education, 39, 1-6.

Muhammad, N. E. (2006, Sept. 28). A review of Spike Lees documentary "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts." The Black Communicator, 199. (A weekly internet magazine featuring commentary, analysis, and investigation on issues affecting African Americans)

Muhammad, N. E. (2004). The transformational leadership of Malcolm X. The initiative anthology. Retrieved from

Muhammad, N. E. (2004). The need to develop the international mind in black education. Democracy & Education, 15(1), 52.

Muhammad, N. E. (2002). The educational development of Malcolm X. The Western Journal of Black Studies, 26(4), 240-248.

Muhammad, N. E. (2002). The Message to the grassroots. In Jenkins, R. L. & Tryman, M. D. (Eds.). The Malcolm X encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Muhammad, N. E. (1999). A review of the Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley). Education Review (an on-line journal).