Flores served as the departmental chairperson for two terms and directed both Graduate Programs in Public Administration and Political Science.
A native San Antonian, Dr. Flores graduated from Central Catholic Marianist High School and St. Mary’s University receiving his B.A. in Political Science and a minor in English. He received both his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1981) from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Political Science.
Flores is also an Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving two tours (1969–1971) with the 1st Cavalry Division where he served with the 1/7th Cavalry, commanded an artillery battery with the 1/30th Artillery, and was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Division.
Since 1986, Flores has also served as an expert witness in more than 50 federal voting and civil rights lawsuits.
He is the author of The Evolution of the Liberal Democratic State With a Case Study of Latinos in San Antonio, Texas (2003) and coauthor of Mexican Americans and the Law (2004).