Dr. Farris Muhammad
Dr. Farris Muhammad

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Dr. Farris Muhammad, a Detroit native, is a result-oriented, dynamic management professional with a 10 year record of innovation and visionary leadership across different industries. He has a longstanding commitment to working to increase multicultural awareness and engagement through leadership development programs and services.

He previously owned and operated Reciprocal Tutoring Service, which provided academic support to underprivileged kids in the greater Detroit area. He recently was awarded a Ph.D. in education administration and policy, as well as, an Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Certificate from the University of Georgia in Athens. His research has focused on the resilience of inner-city African-American youth by analyzing the ecological impact of poverty, urban schooling, and environmental factors on the educational development of African-American males.

Dr. Muhammad has conducted and presented scholarly research at national conferences that have focused on social-justice, educational access and equity, educational leadership, and multicultural educational policy that impacts marginalized groups. His 237-page dissertation, which focuses on providing voice to marginalized groups through narrative inquiry, is titled “The Educational Resilience of African-American Males in Detroit: A Reflective Analysis of Lived Experiences.”

Dr. Muhammad also earned an MBA degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University.

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