Penn GSE CMSI

Stella Flores

Stella M. Flores is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Vanderbilt 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, English Language Learners, immigrant students, the role of alternative admissions plans and financial aid programs in college admissions, demographic changes U.S. education, and Latino students and community colleges. Her publications include various peer-reviewed articles in Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, The Review of Higher Education, The Journal of College Admission, The Future of Children, and The Journal of Hispanics in Higher Education, as well as three edited volumes that include Legacies of Brown: Multiracial Equity in American Education published by the Harvard Educational Review (with Dorinda J. Carter and Richard J. Reddick. Flores holds an Ed.D. in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, an M.P.Aff. from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from Rice University.