Adversity and Resilience: Perils & Potential for Growth

Brown STEM/White STEM: Latinx Students’ Experiences in a White-Dominated Field

Lisa Flores

Lisa Flores
Professor of and Program Director of Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri – Columbia

November 27, 2018
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union

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Free and open to the public

Lisa Y. Flores is a Professor and Program Director of the Counseling Psychology program. She has expertise in the career development of women and Latino/as and the integration of Latino/a immigrants in rural communities. She has published 70 journal articles, 18 book chapters, and 1 co-edited book and presented over 200 conference presentations in these areas. She has been PI and co-PI on grants totaling $3.6 million from NSF, USDA, and US Department of Education to support her research. She is Editor of the Journal of Career Development and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior, The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Career Development Quarterly.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 35, 45) and has received several honors for her work, including the Distinguished Career Award from the Society of Vocational Psychology, the Shining Star Award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research from the Society of Counseling Psychology, the Norm C. Gysbers Faculty Fellow in Counseling Psychology, and early career professional awards from both the Society of Counseling Psychology and the National Latina/o Psychological Association.


Engineering jobs are critical to the United States’ competitiveness in the global market and represent careers that are projected to grow. Latina/os are sorely underrepresented across the engineering pipeline (National Science Foundation, 2013). This presentation highlights findings from two NSF supported projects that examine the longitudinal effects of social cognitive, personality, and contextual factors on engineering students’ satisfaction and persistence in engineering as posited by Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994; 2000). The findings are used to provide recommendations for broadening the participation of Latino/as in engineering. 

Distinguished Lecture Series Contact:
Jacqueline Chenault, Department of Psychological Science