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Eugenia Mora-Flores, Ed.D., Assistant Dean of Teacher Education

Eugenia Mora-Flores is the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She is responsible for oversight and coordination of the teacher education degree programs. Additionally, Dr. Mora-Flores is a Professor of Clinical Education and teaches courses on first and second language acquisition, Latino culture, and in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. Prior to becoming assistant dean, Dr. Mora-Flores was the chair of the Teacher Education Program at USC. Dr. Mora-Flores’ research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English Learners in grades Pre-K-12. She has written over 10 books in the area of literacy and academic language development (ALD) for English learners, including the following popular Shell Education resources: Connecting Content and Language for English Language Learners, Integrated English Language Development, and four publications on Strategies for Connecting Content and Language for English Language Learners across the curriculum. Over the course of her 25-plus years as an educator, Dr. Mora-Flores has become a well-known and well-respected expert in the field of English language learner academic support. This can be seen through her many honors, including being named MAT Professor of the Year in 2016 and 2018 (a title awarded by the students of USC) as well as USC’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2018. Her impact in education was recognized through the 2018 Community Achievement Award which recognizes professors who have gone above and beyond for their students and who have made meaningful contributions to the education of students of color and/or who identify as LGBTQ.

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