Dr. Muhammad Ali is from Spokane, Washington. He attended the University of St. Thomas where he primarily studied history and philosophy, and went on to earn his Ph.D. in history from the University of Houston. Prior to teaching, he served as a submariner in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Ali has been a teacher for nearly two decades and has taught every high school social studies subject. He studied in the Middle East for part of his doctorate and has taught high school in Dubai. Dr. Ali chairs the Social Studies Department and teaches Duchesne's regular and Advanced Placement U.S. History classes.