Richard R. Flores, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Richard Flores is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Anthropology and Mexican American Studies at UT Austin, holding the C.B. Smith, Sr. Chair in US-Mexico Relations. He focuses on critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical anthropology. Flores has authored and edited multiple books in these areas as well as numerous periodicals.
Flores has prioritized internationalizing curriculum through study abroad, international studies programs, and faculty recruitment. Additionally, he oversees curricular and academic missions, undergraduate research, and UTeach-Liberal Arts. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.
Executive Assistant to Dean Flores
Hannah McKenna is the Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Dean Richard Flores, and assists with managing his portfolio as the Dean for Academic Affairs. She has been with the College of Liberal Arts since 2006, first working in the UTeach-Liberal Arts teacher preparation program before moving to the Dean’s Office. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Chinese Language and Culture. She studied abroad in China in 1998 and 2002-03.
Mary Elisabeth Kemp
Operations Manager, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
As Operations Manager for UTGI, Mary’s responsibilities include developing proposals, contracts, and grants for the organization through domestic and foreign avenues. In addition, she coordinates and manages agendas, budgets, and schedules. She has nearly a decade of administrative experience in executive offices at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate of UT Austin, where she completed a bachelor of arts degree in both Economics and German. She studied abroad in Cordoba, Argentina, in 2006.
Communications Strategist, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Amarah Ulghani is the Communications Strategist at UTGI, where her work includes content creation and website management. She has experience in social media marketing and grass roots event planning. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science degree in Biology.