My name is Dr. Joseph L. Flores. I am from El Paso, Texas. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of Texas at El Paso and my Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.
Currently, I am a Lecturer at Gonzaga University, leading curriculum/training development for students and organizations. I'm passionate about designing practical, emotionally intelligent, and thoughtfully curated curricula and courses that leave students feeling prepared and successful in their professional growth. I have worked in academia for the last twelve years while also working in the community through campaign and labor organizing and providing services that include conflict resolution and mediation.
I am a qualitative researcher and communicator with twelve years of experience designing and executing mixed-methods research projects; translating research findings into practical applications; and utilizing diversity-focused pedagogy to educate stakeholders on media content, human communication, and inclusive research strategies. I specialize in the relationship between the political economy of technology and communication with a special interest in political communication, propaganda, and conspiracy theories.
I am currently a member of the Editorial Board for the Quarterly Journal of Speech.