Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Strategic Partnership, Preparation and Growth & Professor, Founder and Director of The Academy for Teacher Excellence, UTSA Dual Language Community Lab Schools Partner, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D.

Bio

Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Professional Preparation and Partnerships, and a Professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Flores has published five books and numerous articles centering on Latino teacher recruitment and preparation, teacher development, and culturally efficacious pedagogies. Recognitions include 1st place award for Outstanding Dissertation from The National Association for Bilingual Education, 2000; and the 2004 UTSA President’s Distinguished Award for Research Excellence. Flores is the founder of UTSA’s Academy for Teacher Excellence Research Center, which was honored by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in 2015 as a "Bright Spot in Hispanic Education.” Flores was the recipient of the 2015 AERA Hispanic Research Issues SIG Elementary, Secondary, and Postsecondary Award. In 2019, Flores was the recipient of the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG Lifetime Achievement Award.