EDU|CAL Annual Symposium

EDU|CAL Annual Symposium

Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with goals of reframing curriculum and instruction today. Dr. Muhammad’s scholarship has appeared in leading educational journals and books. Some of her recognitions include the 2014 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English, Promising New Researcher Award, the 2016 NCTE Janet Emig Award, the 2017 GSU Urban Education Research Award, the 2018 UIC College of Education Researcher of the Year, and the 2020 American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division K Early Career Awardee. This year (2021) she was named NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts. She works with teachers, leaders, parents, and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally and historically responsive instruction. She was granted $750,000 by the U.S. Department of Education to study culturally and historically responsive literacy in STEM classrooms. She brings expertise having served as a middle school teacher, literacy specialist, school district administrator, and a school board president. She is the author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.


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