Stella Flores

Dr. Stella M. Flores is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin where she holds a cross-school appointment in the Departments of Education, Leadership and Policy and Curriculum and Instruction. She is also Director of Research and Strategy for the Education Research Center also at UT-Austin. Dr. Flores holds an EdD in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University, an EdM from Harvard University, an MPAff from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from Rice University.

In her research she employs large-scale databases and quantitative methods to investigate the effects of state and federal policies on college access and completion rates for low-income and underrepresented populations. Flores has written about Minority Serving Institutions, immigrant students, English Language Learners, the role of alternative admissions plans and financial aid programs in college admissions in the U.S and abroad, demographic changes in U.S. education, and Latino students and community colleges. Her publications include various peer-reviewed articles in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Journal of Education and others.

Work by Stella Flores

How Will Reversal of Diversity Guidance Affect Higher Ed?

On July 3, the Trump administration announced it will reverse several policy memos outlining how colleges and universities can use race as a factor…