School of Education

Faculty/Staff Profiles

Lamont A. Flowers

Distinguished Professor and Executive Director

Office: G-27A Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-0315
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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


Lamont A. Flowers is the Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development and the Executive Director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University.

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

Dr. Flowers has authored more than 100 scholarly publications examining academic and leadership issues in education as well as the factors impacting the pathways to a college degree and occupational attainment for African Americans. 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

Research Interests

Academic achievement
Access and equity
Educational policy
Labor market outcomes
Student development


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