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Gholnecsar Muhammad

Assistant Professor    
Literacy development of African American adolescents
Writing pedagogy
Social and historical foundations of education
Literacy collaboratives

Gholnecsar Muhammad began her career as a reading, language arts, and social studies middle school teacher. After teaching in the classroom, she served as a school district curriculum supervisor and was responsible for K-12 literacy instruction and assessments, reading interventions and professional development. Her research interests are situated in the social and historical foundations of literacy development among African Americans and writing representations among African American adolescent girls and boys. She also explores literacy collaboratives to understand how writing pedagogy and the roles of writing can be advanced and reconceptualized in middle level and secondary classrooms. She strives to shape the national conversation for educating youth who have been historically underserved and support the next generation of undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking practical and intellectual pathways to meet some of the most pressing challenges encountered in urban schools.


Muhammad, G. E. (2012). Creating spaces for Black adolescent girls to “write it out!” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(3), 203-211.

Tatum, A. W. & Muhammad, G. E. (2012). African American males and literacy development in contexts that are characteristically urban. Urban Education, 47(2), 434-463.

Muhammad, G. E. (2012). The literacy development and practices within 1800s African American literary societies. Black History Bulletin, 75(1), 6-13.

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