Stephanie Flores-Koulish is a Board Member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Her primary area of expertise and research has been within the field of Critical Media Literacy Education since the mid-1990s. She attended her first national media literacy conference in 1998 in Colorado Springs prior to embarking on her PhD at Boston College in the Lynch School of Education. While there, she became a Felton Media Literacy Scholar and studied with Dr. Renee Hobbs, which became the foundation for her dissertation work on media literacy and teacher education.
Once arriving to Loyola University MD, she piloted a required media literacy graduate class for students completing their graduate degrees in literacy education. She also has conducted research on identity and adoptees, education policy, creativity, spirituality, and critical multicultural education. Her research provides her with many opportunities to practice engaged scholarship in and around Baltimore City where she lives with her husband and three teenagers.