Scholar In Residence

This month, join Khadijah, PGAAMCC's Scholar-in-Residence for a meaningful meet-up to talk about how we can best serve our children. Khadijah is a homeschooling parent and an educator who has been working with children and families for 25 years. She will share resources with participants and engage participants in conversation around meaningful topics including homeschooling, dual-enrollment, gentle parenting and building cultural consciousness in Black children.

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PGAAMCC is honored to welcome our 2020 resident fellows. Meet our Scholar-in-Residence, Khadijah Ali-Coleman during our monthly Sunday Scholar Salon with Khadijah. This month, make story quilt patches with Khadijah in honor of the late Toni Morrison and hear how Khadijah's upcoming exhibit with the museum connects with Toni Morrison's work. Free to attend. RSVP at to let us know you are coming.

About our Scholar in Residence:

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education/Community College Leadership Program at Morgan State University. She received her MA in Mass Communication/Media Studies at Towson University and her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (African-American Studies and Mass Media) with a minor in Writing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Her research focuses on dual-enrollment and early access with her dissertation focusing on homeschooling and community college preparedness. She has also engaged in research and practitioner work focused on arts-integration and high impact learning practices. She is a 2019 Fulbright-Hays scholar and serves as a Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center teaching artist.  She also teaches courses in Communication Studies and Fine and Performing Arts at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and Montgomery College. She is founding director of the multi-disciplinary arts company Liberated Muse Arts Group which she has led since 2008.

In 2016, she was awarded a Prince George’s Community College Foundation Impact Grant used to create the Mid-Atlantic Media Arts and Communication Conference which led to her founding the organization Student Media Online

In addition to her work as an educator and journalist, Khadijah is a producing playwright and performance artist. As a performance artist, she served as a poetry host at the flagship Busboys & Poets location in Washington, DC from  2015-2018 and curated multiple performance programs throughout the Washington DC and Baltimore area.  She is a recipient of a 2015 Maryland Arts State Arts Council Individual Artist award and is a 2012 Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund Forty Under 40 awardee in the Arts & Humanities. She was selected as an inaugural Quadrant Playwright by Theater Alliance in 2019. She coaches other creatives, helping them birth their creativity, through her brand The Creative Midwife.

Khadijah is excited to have an arts and culture home at PGAAMCC. She looks forward to have a place where her expertise in interdisciplinary studies can be shared through art exhibits, community programs, and multi-disciplinary presentations. Already loving her work as a teaching artist, Khadijah looks forward to broadening her role with the museum community.