Dr. Norman Flowers has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, management and leadership in higher education, criminal justice and the non-profit sector. He has held positions in law enforcement, probation and parole, and international ministry and refugee assistance, notably with the Kentucky Department of Corrections Substance Abuse Program and the Division of Probation and Parole. He has presented papers on “Dealing with Denial in Substance Abuse” and “Healing as Metaphor,” as well as taught philosophy, psychology and humanities courses part-time at Louisville-area colleges and universities. Teaching has also taken him abroad to Singapore and Trinidad; he has also completed doctoral research at Oxford University in England.
He is also a member of The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), The American Society of Criminology (ASC) and The American Catholic Philosophical Association (ACPA).
Dr. Flowers serves as Campus Dean of Strayer University’s Louisville Campus, where he continues to lead faculty and staff in maintaining the university’s core values of academic quality, student success and educational access. Prior to his current position, Dr. Flowers was an adjunct faculty member, as well as Department Chair of the Criminal Justice Program. As Chair, he worked with the marketing department and internal and external steering committees to develop programs, curricula, challenge exams, course guides, guidelines for faculty qualifications and articulation agreements.
Dr. Flowers holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and two master’s degrees, in Counseling and the Psychology of Religion, from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is also a graduate of Baptist College in Randburg, South Africa, where he was awarded a Licentiate in Theology.