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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


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:

  • 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. (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.


  • 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.