Dr. Kareem R. Muhammad, chair of the Allen University Division of Business and Social Science, is Allen’s 2019 Excellence In Teaching award recipient. Muhammad holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a B.A. in technical writing from Chicago State University.
In addition to his division leadership responsibilities, Dr. Muhammad teaches classes in sociology, African-American studies, sports management, and criminal justice. His research is focused on the intersection of culture and race, with a specific interest in hip-hop subculture’s preeminent role in informing the contemporary black public sphere.