Henry Flores, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Research Professor
Professor of Political Science

Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program

Office: St. Louis Hall, Room 325
210-436-3110
hflores@stmarytx.edu

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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.


Dr. Flores teaches classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Politics, and Research Methods and Statistics.


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).