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Tiffany Flowers

Assistant Professor    
Education

Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

M.A. Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

M.A.T. Early Childhood Education
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

B.S. Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Specializations

Children's Literature
Reading, Literacy
Language Arts
Diversity
African American Literacy Development

Biography
Publications

Flowers, T.A., Wilkins, R. (May, 2016). Steps to Strengthen Education Programs at Community Colleges. Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Flowers, T.A. (March, 2016). The invisibility of Black male characters in children’s literature grades 2-5. Teachers College Record.

Flowers, T.A. (February, 2016). Advocating for the African American read-in. Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Flowers, T.A. (January, 2016). 3 key challenges and strategies for college professors. Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Flowers, T.A. (2016). Women of color and mentoring relationships: Fictional portraits of a failed mentoring framework. In Critical Examinations by Women of Color Navigating Mentoring Relationships. Lanham. MD: Lexington Books.

Flowers, L. A., Moore, J. L., III, Flowers, L. O., & Flowers, T. A. (2015). Assessing organizational culture and engaging faculty diversity in higher education. Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity-Building and Inclusion.

Flowers, T.A. (December, 2015). 5 suggestions for faculty of color teaching online. Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Flowers, T.A. (December, 2015). Teacher education candidates and bad habits. Teachers College Record.

Flowers, T.A. (October, 2015). Scholars of color making academic research more culturally relevant. Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Flowers, T.A. (July, 2015). In memoriam: Marva Delores Knight Collins 1936-2015. Journal of Blacks in Higher Education Online.

Recognitions and Awards

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award, NCTE, 2014

Committees and Organizations

Member, Georgia Council for the Teachers of English, 2014-Present
Member, National Black Child Development Institute, 2014-2016
Member, National Council for the Teachers of English, Conference on English Education, 2015-2016
Member, Georgia Reading Association, 2015-2016
Member, National Council for the Teachers of English, 2012-2016
Member, National Council for the Teachers of English, Black Caucus, 2015-2016
Member, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, 2010-2016
Member, International Literacy Association, 2006–2016