Natasha Flowers, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Phone:
317-278-3037
Fax:
317-274-6864
Email:
nflowers@iupui.edu
Department:
School of Education
Campus:
IU East

Résumé/CV on Box

ES 3118

Education

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with English Education as specialization, Indiana State University (2007)
  • M.A. Indiana State University, English, (2000)
  • B.A. Augustana College, English, (1995)

Biography

Natasha Flowers primarily teaches in the Elementary Education program. She has led university-school partnerships in Wayne Township and Indianapolis Public Schools. Dr. Flowers teaches courses in multicultural education and teaches introductory course on curriculum theory for the Urban Principalship Program. Dr. Flowers has supervised student teachers in urban schools. She has worked with local community-based education-focused organizations such as the National Council on Educating Black Children and Freetown Village. For three years, she has coordinated the pre-block courses for the teacher education programs. In this role, she supports School of Education's recruitment efforts, committed to college student access to faculty diversity, and coordinates the schedule of courses. In this role, she collaborates with local schools and organizations to strengthen the required service learning component in the preblock courses. She has worked in afterschool programs, first year writing programs in four year and community college programs, college faculty development, and advocacy programs for faculty, staff, and students from groups commonly and grossly excluded. Her presentations and writing typically focuses on multicultural education, anti-racist scholarship, critical race theory, and the Black community.

Courses Taught

  • M320: Diversity and Learning

  • E201: Multiculturalism and Global Awareness 

  • J500: Instruction in the Context of Curriculum

Grants & Funding

  • 2010 School of Education Internal Research Grant

Expertise

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Multicultural Education

Professional Associations

  • Association for Teacher Educators
  • American Educational Research Association