Ph.D University of Notre Dame
MDiv and MA in Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry)
B.A. Tulane University
Dr. O. Ernesto "Neto" Valiente, a native of El Salvador, is an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. He holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame and an MDiv from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. His dissertation is entitled Truth, Justice and Forgiveness: Reconciliation in the Christology of Jon Sobrino. Dr. Valiente's research interests concentrate in the areas of Christology, social reconciliation, Latin American liberation theology, political theology, and U.S. Latino/a theology. His practical ministry experience includes teaching high school, managing parish religious education programs, and working with refugees in Central America, India, and the U.S.-Mexican border. Dr. Valiente is married and has one daughter.