Mohamed Sallam is a dynamic and experienced higher education and nonprofit leader and researcher whose work spans advising and advocacy, program management and innovation, and evaluation and assessment. For over 15 years, he has been committed to building the capacity of universities and nonprofits through the principles of equity-focused organizational leadership and professional development to ensure organizations more effectively and meaningfully meet the needs of their students, partners, and other stakeholders.
Most recently, Mohamed served as the Director of Programs for the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), where he was responsible for the comprehensive oversight for five US-based and four international semester programs focused on equity and social justice. Prior to his time with HECUA, Mohamed served as the Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center (PAC) and Instructor in the Department of History at Augsburg University. As the Director of the PAC, he provided academic and social support to students of African descent, promoted African and African-American scholarship, and engaged local communities of African descent.
As a researcher and consultant, Mohamed has led several US-based and international projects focused on social connectedness, education and livelihoods, and social and cultural issues within schools. Mohamed holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the University of Minnesota. His family moved to the United States from Egypt, and while he spent most of his childhood in Minnesota, he has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Mohamed enjoys spending time with his partner Amina and his teenage children Muhammad and Salma, playing soccer and basketball, and hopelessly supporting the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Mohamed Sallam serves as Director of Scholar Programs