Eugene E. Muhammad was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He attended Whitney M. Young High School on Chicago's west side, and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse, he majored in psychology, but soon discovered his love for religious studies and theology. This would later serve as the impetus for his deciding to attend the Chicago Theological Seminary, where he eventually earned a Master of Divinity degree and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics and Culture. Professor Muhammad also holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Foundations from Chicago State University.
In the classroom, Professor Muhammad sees himself as a facilitator of the learning process. For him, the classroom (online or otherwise) is "a hub for meaningful learning experiences, wherein students are challenged, enlightened and invited to be more inquisitive." Professor Muhammad absolutely loves teaching.