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Lamont A. Flowers

Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Executive Director of the Charles H. Houston Center

Office: G-27A Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-0315
Email: lflower@clemson.edu
Vita: Click Here
Personal Website: http://people.clemson.edu/~lflower

Educational Background

M.I.S., Industrial Statistics
University of South Carolina, 2011

Ph.D., Higher Education
University of Iowa, 2000

M.A., Social Studies Education
University of Iowa, 1998

B.S., Accounting
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996

Profile

Lamont A. Flowers is the Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development in the College of Education and the Executive Director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education in the Office of Inclusion and Equity at Clemson University. In addition, Dr. Flowers serves among the affiliated faculty within the Pan African Studies program in the Department of History and Geography in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University. Dr. Flowers also serves as a Commissioner on the State Commission for Minority Affairs. The State Commission for Minority Affairs advances the statutory mission of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs, a state agency that examines and addresses issues affecting minority populations throughout South Carolina.

Dr. Flowers received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also received a master's degree in social studies education and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Iowa. Additionally, he received a master’s degree in industrial statistics from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Flowers has authored more than 100 scholarly publications examining factors affecting the pathways to a college degree and occupational attainment among African Americans as well as academic, leadership, diversity, and policy issues in education. He has received grants to conduct research from the American Educational Research Association, Spencer Foundation, Association for Institutional Research, and the National Science Foundation. Also, Dr. Flowers has received several honors including the National Association for Multicultural Education’s Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award, the W.E.B. Dubois Higher Education Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award from the American Educational Research Association, and the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the Florida Education Fund.

Courses Taught

EDL 950: Educational Policy Studies
EDL 965: Higher Education Finance
EDL 977: Diversity Issues in Higher Education
EDL 989: Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership

Links

Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education