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Alonzo M. Flowers III - Drexel Univeristy Assistant Professor for MS in Higher Education
Associate Professor
Program Director of PhD in Education

Alonzo M. Flowers III, PhD

Education

PhD, Texas A&M University
MA, University of Texas (TX)
BA, Texas State University

Program Affiliation

MS, Higher Education
EdD, Educational Leadership and Management
PhD, Education

Journal Articles:

  • Banda, R.M., & Flowers, A.M. (2021). Moving from the periphery: Latinx fathers’ influence on their daughters’ persistence in engineering. Journal of Latinos and Education.
  • Wright, C., *Likely, R., Allen-Handy, A., & Flowers, A.M. (2020). We deserve to be here: A critical examination of Black female engineering teachers’ personal and professional experiences in education. The Journal of African American Women and Girls in Education.
  • Flowers, A.M. & Banda, R.M. (2019). An investigation of Black males in advanced placement math and science courses and their perceptions of identity related to future STEM interest. Gifted Child Today.
  • Flowers, A.M. & Banda, R.M. (2018). When giftedness and poverty collide and why it matters: gifted, poor, Black males majoring in engineering. Journal of African American Males in Education, 9(1), 6-28.
  • Banda, R.M., & Flowers, A.M. (2018). Critical qualitative research as a means to advocate for Latinas in STEM. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
  • Banda, R.M., Flowers, A.M., & Robinson, P.A. (2017). Numbers don’t lie: Problematizing the lack of faculty diversity at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Journal for Multicultural Education, 11(4), 250-263.
  • Flowers, A. M., & Banda, R.M.  (2016). Cultivating Science Identity Through Principles of Self-Efficacy. Journal for Multicultural Education.
  • Flowers, A.M. (2015). The Family Factor: The Establishment of Positive Academic Identity for Black Males Engineering Majors. Western Journal of Black Studies, 39(2) 64-74.
  • Flowers, A.M. & Banda, R.M. (2015). The masculinity paradox: Conceptualizing the experiences of men of color in STEM. The Journal of Culture, Society, and Masculinity, 7(1), 45-60.
  • Flowers, A.M., Scott, J.A., Riley, J.R., & Palmer, R.  (2015). Beyond the call of duty: An analysis of the effects of Othermothering at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Journal of African American Male Education, 6(1), 59-73.
  • Burgin, S.R., McConnell, W.J., & Flowers, A.M. (2015). The development and implementation of a research apprenticeship program in STEM for underrepresented high school students. International Journal of Science Education. 37(3), 411-445.

Book and Chapters:

  • Palmer, R., Arroyo, A., & Flowers, A. M. (2016). African American Student's Guide to STEM. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
  • Heaton, C., & Flowers, A.M. (2021). Breaking through barriers: Examining the stresses that impact transgender students’ collegiate transitions. In F.A. Bonner, S.L. Smith, K.V. Williams, a. f. marble (Eds). Square pegs and round holes: Alternative student development frameworks and models for higher education and student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • Flowers, A.M., & Banda, R.M. (2017). Leadership in times of social change. In C. Rogers, A. Hilton, & K. Lomotey (Eds.), Innovative Approaches to Educational Leadership: Selected Cases (Higher Ed). pp. 43-56. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Flowers, A. M., & Banda, R. M. (2017). A vision for racial congruence- Reflecting on the underrepresentation of faulty of color in the academy. In Dream and Legacy: Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era, Michael L. Clemons, Donathan L. Brown, and William H.L. Dorsey, editors, University Press of Mississippi.  
  • Palmer, R., Arroyo, A., & Flowers, A. M. (In press). African American Student's Guide to STEM. Bethany Beach, DE: ABC-CLIO Publishing.
  • Banda, R. M., Flowers, A. M., Robinson, P., & Allen, A. (under-review). Developing global citizenship through activism in higher and adult education. In (Eds.) C. Newman, A. Hilton, B. Hinnant-Crawford, S. Platt. Multicultural Education in the 21st Century: Innovative Research and Practices. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 
  • Banda, R.M., & Flowers, A. M. (forthcoming, September 2016). Choosing a career in STEM: STEM majors. In L. Rendón, & V. Kanagala (Eds.), The Latino/a American students? Guide to STEM careers (pp. xx-xx).Westport, CT: Greenwood.
  • Fry Brown, R.L., Flowers, A., Wood, J.L., & Hilton, A.A. (forthcoming, December 2015). Beyond respectable: Why earn an advanced degree from an historically Black college and university.  In T.L. Strayhorn, MS Williams, & D. Tillman-Kelly (Eds.), Creating new possibilities for the future of HBCUs with research.
  • Flowers, A.M. (2014). Self-reflection as a critical tool in the life of an early career African American Male scholar. In F. Bonner, a. marbley, F. Tuitt, P. Robinson, R. Banda, R. Hughes (Eds.) Black Faculty in the Academy Narratives for Negotiating Identity and Achieving Career Success. New York: Routledge Press.
  • Flowers, A.M. (2014). Gifted, Black, male, and poor in STEM: Achieving despite the odds. In F. Bonner (Ed.) Frameworks and Models of Black Male Success: A Guide for P-12 and Postsecondary Educators. VA: Stylus Publishing.

Presentations:

  • Flowers, A.M. (2019). Inclusivity matters: Cultivating positive learning environments for students of color in stem. Workshop session accepted for presentation at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. 
  • Bonner, F., Wood, L.J., Davis, J.E., Allen, C.,Tuitt, F., Flowers, A.M., Commodore, F., Smith, S., & Howard-Hamilton, M. (2018). Black faculty: Transgressing hegemony through counter-storytelling. Interactive symposium session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association of Higher Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Flowers, A.M., & Banda, R.M. (2018). Cultivating diverse teaching strategies for boys of color in educational spaces. Roundtable presented at the International Conference on Urban Education, Hamilton, Bermuda.
  • Flowers, A. M., Allen-Handy, A., Chavez, J., Vera, L., & Wright, C. (2018). Narratives of microaggressions faculty of color in the classroom. Workshop session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education (PA-NAME), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Flowers, A. M., Banda, R. M., & Cisneros, J. (2018.). Leadership in times of social change. Paper session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Cisneros, J., & Flowers, A. M. (2018). Dreamer resource centers: Institutional supports for undocumented students at Hispanic-serving institutions. Paper session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Cisneros, J., & Flowers, A. M. (2017). College as the great liberator: Undocuqueer immigrants’ meaning making in and out of higher education. Paper session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association of Higher Education, Houston, TX.
  • Flowers, A. M., Banda, R. M., Allen, A., & Cisneros, J. (2016). Junior faculty of color and navigating White classroom spaces. Panel accepted for the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
  • Flowers, A.M., & Banda, R.M. (2016). Crossing the Professional Bridge: Self-Efficacy, Black Males, and the Formation of Science Identity. Roundtable presented at the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, Hamilton, Bermuda. 
  • Banda, R.M., & Flowers, A. M. (2015). Qualitative Research as a Vehicle for Social Justice. Workshop presented at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Qualitative Research Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas. 
  • Cisneros, J., & Flowers, A. M. (2015).  Undocuqueer: Interacting and Working within the Intersection of Sexuality and Immigration Status. Paper session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association of Higher Education, Denver, Colorado.
  • Banda, R.M., & Flowers, A. M. (2015). Pathways to Success within Higher Education: From Enrollment to Employment. Workshop to be presented at the annual convention of the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Flowers, A. M., & Banda, R.M. (2015). Creating an academic Safe-zone: academic community building for students of color in STEM disciplines. Workshop session accepted for the Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, New York.
  • Banda, R.M.,& Flowers, A.M.(2014). Birds of a feather do not always flock together: An Analysis of Latina Engineers and Their Involvement in Student Organizations. Paper session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association of Higher Education, Washington, D.C. 
  • STEM Education
  • Diversity
  • P-20 Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Drexel University (present)
    Assistant Professor
  • University of Louisville (Summer, 2016) The Cadre and Faculty Development Course (CFDC) Program
    Instructor - Teaching & Learning
  • The University of New Orleans (2014-2016)
    Assistant Professor, Educational Administration
Alonzo M. Flowers III, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Education at Drexel University. He is also the program director for the PhD in Education program. He specializes in educational issues, including academic identity development of African American and Latino males in STEM education. He also focuses on issues including diversity, teaching and learning, and college student development. Specifically, Flowers' research focuses on the academic experiences of academically gifted African American male students in the STEM disciplines and impacts the needs of underrepresented students in education. He was selected to join The Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR) at Boston University as a Senior Research Fellows program. To date, he has completed 40 peer-reviewed national conference presentations, including several presentations at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2014, Flowers served as one of the keynote speakers at the first annual Texas African American Males in College Achievement & Success Symposium. Flowers is also a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Race and Policy. Additionally, he is a reviewer for several educational journals, including Journal of African American Males in Education (JAAME). He authored or coauthored several book chapters and articles that focus on students of color and their academic experiences; this includes his recently publish textbook "The African American Students Guide to STEM Careers." Ultimately, Dr. Flowers' professional aim is to advocate for equity for all students across the educational pipeline.