Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores is a Professor of Clinical Education and the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition, Latinx culture, and in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. She began her work in education more than 25 years ago as a first grade, dual-language teacher and went on to teach a range of grade levels and instructional contexts.
Her research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English Leaners in grades Pre-K-12. She has written 10 books in the area of literacy and academic language development (ALD) for English learners including, Connecting Content and Language for English Learners, Balanced Literacy for English Learners, and Inquiry-based science for ELs. She has also published a number of articles and chapters on literacy and language across the curriculum and Gifted education for ELs. Eugenia further works as a consultant for a variety of elementary, middle and high schools across the country in the areas of Comprehensive literacy programs for English learners, English Language Development (ELD), ALD and writing instruction. She was named, MAT Professor of the Year (2016 & 2018), a title awarded by the students of USC. Eugenia was further honored with the USC’s Teaching Excellence Award (2018), Rossier Mentoring Award (2021), and the 2022 USC Mentoring Award for Faculty Mentoring Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents and Fellows recipients. Her impact in education was recognized through the 2018 Community Achievement Award, this award recognizes professors who have gone above and beyond for their students and who have made meaningful contributions to the educations of students of color and/or who identify as LGBTQ.
Mora-Flores received her Doctor of Education from UCLA. She is currently the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education.
MAT Professor of the Year (2018)
USC’s Teaching Excellence Award (2018).
Community Achievement Award (2018), this award 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.
MAT Professor of the Year (2016)
K-12 Bilingual Education and Dual language teacher
K-12 Literacy Coach
K-12 Technology Coordinator
K-12 Gifted Bilingual Teacher
Secondary Humanities and Spanish as a Foreign Language
Secondary content area literacy
Language and Literacy Development for English Learners
Academic Language Development