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Staff Profile

Dr. Paul Flores

TitleFaculty Athletic Representative

Paul Flores is entering his 21st year at Azusa Pacific, which will be his 20th year as a full-time faculty member. He begins his sixth year as the faculty athletic representative (FAR) for the Azusa Pacific athletic program, a role in which he serves as the liaison to the university president between faculty, student-athletes, and athletic department staff in regards to issues of student well-being, academic integrity, and institutional control.

Flores serves as the director of the liberal studies/undergraduate education K-8 program, and he is an associate professor in the liberal studies program. His emphasis on service learning and teacher education has been the focus of research he has presented at various conferences.

Flores was nominated by the Pacific West Conference to participate in the 2016 NCAA Division II FAR Fellows Institute, which is a program dedicated to professional development and networking with other Division II FARs.

Flores earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from USC in 1983, completed a master's of divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992, and earned his Ph.D. in higher education from Claremont Graduate University in 2007.

Flores and his wife Monica, who graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees from Azusa Pacific, have been married 29 years and live in Baldwin Park. Their four children include former Cougar offensive lineman and current Azusa Pacific graduate student Paul and recent Azusa Pacific graduate Sara, along with Emily, currently an Azusa Pacific freshman, and Isaiah, who is in high school.