Anna-Maria  Flores, Ph.D.

Anna-Maria Flores, Ph.D.

Manager, Community Engagement@Wayne


Anna-Maria Flores, Ph.D.


Anna Maria is the newly appointed manager of Community Engagement at the Honors College, and is already feeling at home to be back on such an invigorating campus. She graduated in May with a Ph.D. in media arts and studies from WSU’s Department of Communication and is also a King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellow. Her academic interests are media criticism, sociology, critical pedagogy, diversity and gender studies, with research interests in media literacy, family communication and gender. She worked on college access and success initiatives as the education policy intern in Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s office and grant management as a GEAR UP coordinator, as well as marketing coordination and media production in the telecommunication industry. Anna Maria has also enjoyed being in the classroom as an instructor for media, communication and writing courses at Rochester College, Lawrence Technological University, Henry Ford College and Wayne State University. She is also a proud alumna of the Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute and Emma Bowen Foundation for minority interests in media. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, service learning and educational opportunity.