Abraham Antonio Ruelas, Ph.D.
Dean, Arts and Sciences
Professor, Communication and Psychology
- Ph.D., Communication Research, Stanford University
- B.A., Biblical Studies, Patten University
- B.A., Mass Communication, California State University, East Bay
In his research, writing and advocacy Dr. Abraham Ruelas focuses on gender studies about women in leadership within Christianity. His scholarship includes 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). He is currently co-authoring, The Role of Female Seminaries on the Road to Social Justice for Women with Dr. Kristen Welch (Wipf and Stock, 2014).
Dr. Ruelas currently serves as the City of Oakland Children and Youth Planning and Oversight Committee Council District 5 representative; as a CORE (Communities of Oakland Responding to Emergencies) Instructor for the City of Oakland Office of Emergency Services; as a Chair of the Board of Directors of the Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Alameda County and, as director of the Bebe Patten Heritage Center.