Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Creating and Nurturing a Community of Latina and Latino Scholars.
Through the Combined Efforts of the Consortium Member Schools.
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    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    No funds are particularly designated for Latino/a students, but all students are eligible for Presidential Scholarships, which cover tuition for two years.  At least one Presidential Scholarship ecah year goes to a person of an underrepresented minority, and the Hearst Scholarship is also designated for enhacing the diversity of the GTU student body. Several Endowed Scholarships which cover all or a portion of tuition, and Need-Based Aid.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty 

    Eduardo Fernández
    Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry
    1997-1998 Post Doctoral Fellow
    Interests include Missiology, U.S. Hispanic Theology and Ministry, Hispanic Religious Expressions, Celebration of Sacraments in Multicultural Contexts, Mexican History and history of the Southwest, Art, Spirituality and Inculturation
    Alicia Vargas
    Associate Professor of Multicultural and Contextual Studies
    Interests include Mujerista Christology, Pauline inclusivity vis-à-vis Lutheran theology and mission
     Marga Vega
     Assistant Professor of Philosophy
     Interests include Metaphor, Aristole, Philosophy of Mind, Theories of Art, Social Philosophy

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSR) sustains, promotes, and advances the study of women in theology and religion in full recognition of race, sexual and gender orientation, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality and religious orientation. WSR offers a Women's Studies in Religion Certificate for graduate students at GTU and its member schools.

    Library Resources-Special Collections

    The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library provides electronic access to Clase Periodica, an Index of Latin American Journals in the sciences and humanities.

    HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholar

    Salvador Alcantara
    Director of Christian Formation
    Presbyterian Church of Danville
    2004-2005 Doctoral
    2005-2006 Comprehensive Exams Year
    2007-2008 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Jorge A. Aquino
    Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
    University of San Francisco
    2002-2003 Doctoral
    2003-2004 Comprehensive Exams Year
    2005-2006 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Wendy Arce
    2006-2007 Doctoral
    2007-2008 Doctoral Renewal
    2008-2009 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow
    Diana Patricia Avila (deceased)
    2000-2001 Doctoral Fellow
    José Balcells
    2009-2010 Doctoral Fellow
    2010-2011 Doctoral Renewal Fellow
    Rebecca Berru Davis
    2007-2008 Doctoral Fellow
    2008-2009 Comprehensive Exams Year
    2010-2011 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Frederick Dalton
    Religious Studies Department Chair
    Bellarmine College Preparatory
    1997-1998 Dissertation Year Fellow
     Joseph De León
    Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Sociology
    Central Pennsylvania College
    2001-2002 Doctoral
    2002-2003 Doctoral Renewal
    2003-2004 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow
    Anita de Luna (deceased)
    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
    Our Lady of the Lake University
    1999-2000 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Eduardo Fernandez
    Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry
    Graduate Theological Union
    1997-1998 Post Doctoral Fellow
    Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu
    Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
    Loyola Marymount University
    2003-2004 Doctoral
    2004-2005 Comprehensive Exams Year
    2006-2007 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado
    Associate Professor of Religious Studies
    University of Miami
    1998-1999 Doctoral
    1999-2000 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow
     Lauren Frances Guerra
    2010-2011 Doctoral fellow
    2011-2012 Doctoral Renewal Fellow
    2015-2016 Dissertation Scholar
    Kenneth Johnson-Mondragón
    Director of Research and Publications
    Instituto Fé y Vida
    2000-2001 Doctoral Fellow

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Graduate Theological Union is:

    Name:                  Arthur Holder
    Title:                    Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and
                                John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality
    Telephone:          510-649-2440
    Email:                 [email protected]