Stephanie A. Flores-Koulish, Ph.D.

Stephanie Flores-KoulishAssociate Professor
Timonium Graduate Center, Room 26G


Ph.D. Boston College-Curriculum & Instruction
M.S. Syracuse University-Special Education
B.A. San Jose State University-Creative Arts


RE 601 Media Literacy Education
ED 611 History of US Education
ED 608 Educational Innovations
ED 650 Curriculum Theories & Practices
ED 651 Evaluation & Assessment of Curriculum and Instruction
ED 659 Race, Class & Gender Studies in Education


Stephanie Flores-Koulish is an Associate Professor and director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education. She has previously served as director of the Curriculum and Instruction program. Her primary area of expertise and research is Critical Media Literacy Education, an emerging education field in the US whereby students learn to become critical viewers, consumers and creators of media, from television to radio to the internet. She also has research interests in identity and adoption, education policy, creativity, spirituality, and critical multicultural education. Her research provides her with many opportunities to practice engaged scholarship in and around Baltimore City. Flores-Koulish is also an alumna of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT).

Recent Publications

Flores-Koulish, S. (2015). The Secret Minority of the New Latino/a Diaspora. In E. Hamann, S. Wortham, & E. Murillo (Eds.), Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora: One in Twelve and Rising. Charlotte NC: Information Age Publishing.

Flores-Koulish, S. “Vivir en dos mundos” (Living in Both Worlds): The realities of living as a Latina adoptee. (2015) Charleston Law Review, 9, 2.
Flores-Koulish, S. & Branco Alvarado, S. (2015). Latino/a Adoptees and the Latin Explosion in the United States: Stories that Connect and Divide. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 24, 2. 

Flores-Koulish, S. & Early, C. (Fall 2015). [Review of the book Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty, by J. Gillen]. Literacy and Social Responsibility ejournal, 8, 1.

Flores-Koulish, S., Deal, D., McCarthy, K., McGuigan, J. & Rosebrugh, E. (Summer 2011). After the Media Literacy Course: Three Early Childhood Teachers Look Back. Action in Teacher Education.

Flores-Koulish, S. (2011). "What are you?…Are you Indian?…Are you Chinese?": The lifelong journey of an adopted Latina in White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: A Guide to Building Inclusive Schools, Promoting High Expectations, and Eliminating Racism. Landsman, J. & Lewis, C. (eds.). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Deal, D., Flores-Koulish, S., & Sears, J. (2010). Media literacy teacher talk: Implementation, interpretation, and frustration? Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE).

Flores-Koulish, S. (December 2009). Urban Teaching and The Wire. Loyola Magazine. Retrieved from 

Flores-Koulish, S. (October 20, 2009). Reconnecting Mind and Heart. Baltimore Sun. Retrieved from

Professional Associations

AERA - American Educational Research Association
NAMLE - National Association for Media Literacy Education
ACME - Action Coalition for Media Education