Alonzo Flowers, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Alonzo Flowers, Ph.D.

Bio

Alonzo M. Flowers III is aProfessor and Department Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Flowers joins the ELPS department after serving as the inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Graduate College at Drexel University. Dr. Flowers is originally from San Antonio. He is a proud San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) alum, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received his B.A. in political science and multiculturalism from Texas State University, a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Texas A&M University-College Station. Dr. Flowers'  research focuses on educational issues including academic identity formation for men of color in engineering programs. His research also focuses on issues of diversity and justice in STEM education across the P K -20 continuum, college teaching and learning, college student development, and qualitative research. Dr. Flowers is currently one of the editors in chief for the Journal of African American Males in Education (JAAME) and is finishing up an edited book with Hopkins Press that is exploring Black scholarship and the White Academy. Dr. Flowers was also the 2021 recipient of the School of Education at Drexel University Teaching Excellence Award for Tenured Faculty.