Professor Mohammed A. Essack
Professor Mohammed A. Essack is a Visiting Clinical Instructor of Adult Education in the Division of Education, Health, and Social Work, in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia. Professor Essack is a South Africa native who moved to the U.S. in August 2000 as visiting faculty and a cultural ambassador. He joined Guilford Technical Community College’s Continuing and Adult Education Division in January 2011, where he coordinated the Distance Learning Program for Essential Skills. He is passionate about historical inquiry and its intersection with race, class, gender, and ability. He has a B.S. degree in Education Law & Management, and an M.S. degree in Adult Education. He completed his doctoral coursework in Adult & Continuing Education at Chicago’s National Louis University. His dissertation examines Liberatory Adult Education particular to the case of South Africa, and the trajectory of self-ethnic pride, critical theory, and popular education through that process. He has three children, and enjoys reading, a good movie, soft music, and travelling. He is excited to be a part of the UDC family.