Stephanie Flores-Koulish is Vice President of the National Association for Media Literacy Education after having served as board member since 2021. She has served as NAMLE conference chair and co-chair in 2021 and 2022 respectively. 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 & now for students in the Masters of Arts program she directs, Curriculum & Instruction for Social Justice. She also has conducted research on identity and adoptees, critical pedagogy education, and critical multicultural education. Her research provides her with many opportunities to practice engaged scholarship in and around Baltimore City. She is also a proud mom to 3 awesome young adults.