Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

| learning-centered educator, scholar, curator & multi-disciplinary artist



Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is a multi-media strategist and professional creative who has built an expansive interdisciplinary career as a professional in higher education, media and the arts. Dr. Ali-Coleman's research spans the intersections of African-American history, culture and scholarship. Recent research includes work on African American homeschooled students who are dual-enrolled in community college, creative placemaking as a tool for community building and high impact learning practices. Her expertise as a scholar and practitioner has been commissioned by the Prince George's County African-American Museum and Cultural Center, showcased at Impact Hub Baltimore and highlighted in her work with her brands Student Media Online and So Our Youth Aspire. She is co-founder of Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars and founding director of the multi-disciplinary arts company Liberated Muse Arts Group.   Read More...

In 2019, Khadijah spent five weeks in Colombia, South America as a Fulbright-Hays scholar. Read more here and view some photos below.

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March 2020

Khadijah presents three sessions during the second annual Multi-Ethnic Homeschool Moms Conference!

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February  2020

Khadijah's arts collective Liberated Muse was featured in this news story highlighting their tribute tour for Toni Morrison

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Khadijah's performing arts company Liberated Muse began a tribute tour for the late writer Toni Morrison. Stops on the tour include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the DC Public Library System, Alexandria Public Library System, and Prince George's County Library System.

The tour runs from January 2020 to March 2020

The Morgan State Graduate Student Association (MSGSA) Hoodie Living Memorial Walk took place on Friday, November 3, 2017 on the campus of Morgan State University. Participants designed hoodies and then displayed their hoodies during the walk. This event was part of activities taking place during the Baltimore Ceasefire, an initiative led by Baltimore activist Erricka Bridgeford. This event was presented by the Morgan State University Graduate Association (MSGSA), coordinated by the MSGSA Community Programs and Social Justice committees, both led by Dr. Ali-Coleman during her studies at Morgan State University. She documented the experience in this short documentary.

Scholar-In-Residence Fellow & Teaching Artist Work with PGCAAMCC

From 2019-2020, Dr. Ali-Coleman worked with the Prince George's County African-American Museum and Cultural Center as a teaching artist and Scholar-In-Residence fellow. As a teaching artist, she worked with students at Annapolis Road Academy Alternative High School. Annapolis Road Academy is one of two alternative academy programs in Prince George's County, MD with a primary focus on students in grades 9 through 10  who are experiencing behavioral and attendance concerns in the regular classroom setting. Dr. Ali-Coleman used a multi-disciplinary approach with the students, teaching the history of the Piscataway native people of Maryland and the Guinea people of Africa and their early existence in Maryland during colonial times. Using the drum as a centerpiece for learning and arts creation, she led the children in activities centered on identity, culture and communication, executed through designing drums and crafting spoken word pieces.

As a Scholar-In-Residence fellow, she held a monthly forum titled, Sunday Scholar Salon. The topics drew from her educational and professional expertise in education, arts, African-American history and culture. She curated the exhibit Flying Towards Freedom: Migration Stories of Maryland Families which was presented by the museum and installed at the Prince George's County Memorial Library System's Oxon Hill branch. The exhibit ran from February 2020 to the end of March 2020.

Homeschool Consulting


Recent Scholarly Work

Essential pathways: An examination of how community colleges compromise their unique contributions to American higher education, Journal of Higher Education Politics & Economics


Blog Articles on So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA)



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