PhD, Vanderbilt University
MDiv, Andrews University
MAThS, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Illinois
BS, Electrical Engineering, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Rubén joined the Religion faculty in 2006 as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies. Born in Chile, he graduated and worked as an Electrical Engineer before immigrating to the US. to study theology. He began his theological education at Antillian College (today known as Antillean Adventist University), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He obtained a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with concentrations on biblical studies, a Master of Divinity before earning his PhD from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. He wrote his dissertation on Postcolonial Studies titled “Living in Two Worlds: A Postcolonial Reading of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.” Prior to coming to Andrews, Rubén taught and was the Chair of the Bible & Theology Division of the Historical Black College, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN
As an ordained minister, he served as a District Pastor for 10 years in the Carolina and Kentucky-Tennessee Conferences. Rubén is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and the Adventist Society for Religious Studies and a recipient of the Hispanic Theological Initiatives awards, Princeton, NJ.
He is married to Angélica Briceño Muñoz. They have three children (Paulina, Rubén Andrés, and Constanza).