Abraham Antonio Ruelas, Ph.D.

Dean of Academics | Professor, Communication and Psychology | aruelas@patten.edu



Abraham Ruelas holds a Ph.D. in Communication Research from Stanford University, a B.A. in Mass Communication from CSU East Bay, and a B.A. in Biblical Studies/General Studies from Patten University. He is the author of two books, Women and the Landscape of American Higher Education: Wesleyan Holiness and Pentecostal Founders, (Wipf and Stock, 2010), and, No Room for Doubt: The Life and Ministry of Bebe Patten, (Seymour Press, 2012); and co-author (with Kristen Welch) of another, The Role of Female Seminaries on the Road to Social Justice for Women (Wipf and Stock, 2015). Abraham enjoys working in the area of educational effectiveness and is a graduate of the 2014-15 WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy Cohort V.