Shadeed Abdul-Salaam

A native of Marlton, New Jersey, Shadeed enrolled in Morehouse College in the summer of 1996 to study Biology/Chemistry Pre-Med. Dean Thomas Blocker played a pivotal role in Shadeed attending Morehouse.  Shadeed Abdul-Salaam has worked as an Educator, Public Health Researcher/Analytical Chemist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emergency Response and Air Toxicants Branch. Shadeed has training in Biology, Chemistry and Public Health; he attended Morehouse College and Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. He has gained experience in various environmental/public health based research projects at several universities and institutions, such as Princeton University, University of California at Davis, and CDC. 

He also previously worked as a manager for a pharmaceutical firm. At CDC, Shadeed worked on various research projects as an Analytical Chemist within the tobacco analysis section as a Subject Matter Expert; he has contributed to various publications, and served as the liaison between the laboratory and the public policy arm in CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health. 

Shadeed also serves as the President of Morehouse College’s distinguished Alumni Association in Atlanta, Georgia as well as on various boards in the region.  Shadeed enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to enlightening places and working outdoors on environmental based projects.


  • 2018 Teacher of the Year Candidate
  • 2017 Made Man Community impact Award
  • 2016-2017 Fulton County Science Ambassador 
  • Opportunity Schools ATL program
  • 2015 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow-STEM Education
  • 2015 Noyce Foundation Science Fellow
  • 2015/2016 White House Presidential Innovation Fellow recruitment partner
  • 2015/2016 Georgia Teacher STEM Microgrant awardee
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NCEH/ATSDR Honor Award 2012
  • Battelle Outstanding Performance Award 2011
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar  
  • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Finalist
  • First place in overall scientific product knowledge Phoenix/Schwartz Pharmaceuticals


  • Accountability: Hold President accountable through State of College Report and Virtual Town Hall Meetings
  • Brotherhood: Grow Mentorship Network, create Enrollment Pipeline, and share local Chapter success
  • Communication: Communicate using innovative ways to ensure access to information 
  • Donors: Provide students-alums innovative ways to donate including Student Sponsorship
  • National Programing: Preserve our Brand by going back to traditions that highlight our intellectual prowess, spiritual acuity, tradition of Service