Flores Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Stella Flores

Stella M. Flores, assistant professor of public policy and higher education at Peabody, has been named a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

The award will allow her to pursue her research interests during 2010-11. She was one of 20 fellows selected nationally from a competitive pool of 160 scholars in education. The fellowships, administered by the National Academy of Education, are designed to enhance the future of education research by developing new talent. Flores’ funded project will examine the college access and completion trajectories of English language learners using a confidential and longitudinal dataset in Texas.

Flores employs large-scale databases and quantitative methods in her scholarly work to investigate the impact of state and federal policies on college access and completion for low-income and underrepresented populations. Also of scholarly interest are the roles of alternative admissions plans and financial aid programs in college admissions, demographic changes in higher education, and Latino students and community colleges.

At Peabody, Flores teaches courses related to college access and completion and general public policy.