Khuram Houssain
Old Chapel 401
(315) 729-2286

Khuram holds a PhD in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University, where he was awarded the All University Dissertation Prize; a master’s in American history from Binghamton University; and a bachelor’s in American history and political science from Oswego University.

In addition to his DEI work, he teaches classes that explore social movements for racial justice in schools and the pedagogy of democratic, multicultural classrooms. His research examines social actors who work to reinscribe schooling as a site for culturally responsive, community-oriented, democratic learning. He has published numerous journal articles, and his book, Weapons for Minds: Visual Thought in Muhammad Speaks, 1960–1975, is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press.

Khuram has also served as a dialogue facilitator, trainer, and consultant to schools, universities, government offices, nonprofits, and community organizations on issues of diversity and equity. His work has been recognized by the NAACP, the U.S. Armed Forces, and community and campus organizations nationwide. He is the cofounder of Tools for Social Change (TFSC), a dialogue-driven initiative that advances equity and inclusion in the Finger Lakes region of New York. As a member of TFSC, he helped design and facilitate Geneva’s largest grassroots self-study on diversity, equity, and land use. Khuram also collaborated with the U.S. Department of Justice to sustain Geneva’s Community Compact between communities of color and law enforcement.