Tuesday, March 3, 2015

UNO Education Professor Named Senior Research Fellow

University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness.University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness.

University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness. Flowers will remain employed at UNO while working with a diverse set of scholars to bring research and policy together for the benefit of students.

“The aim of my participation in the fellowship is to work with other scholars on the important national issue of education support, while also improving my training in research methods,” said Flowers, an assistant professor of educational leadership, counseling and foundations.

As part of his three-year commitment, Flowers will be matched to a high-need community in Massachusetts and will work directly with local education leaders on the design, implementation and evaluation of programs that support college and career readiness.

Flowers specializes in educational issues including academic development of African-American males, STEM education, diversity and college student transition. His research focuses on the academic experiences of academically gifted African-American and Latino students in the STEM disciplines, particularly engineering, mathematics and science.

The Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness was established with a $1 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to the Boston University School of Education. 

The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, has produced more educational personnel in metropolitan New Orleans than any other institution of higher learning.

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