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

    The Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver Joint PhD Program awards Merit-based Scholarships (ranging from 70-100% of tuition) to every student who is admitted.  Two full-tuition plus $4,000 stipend Fellowships are awarded to the top merit scholars in each incoming class, one of which is designated for an international or minority student.  All scholarships are renewable throughout the coursework phase of the program.  In addition, University of Denver offers a yearly award for "Inclusive Excellence" for up to $4,000 per year to students from under-represented populations.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty

    Luis León
    Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver
    2000-2001 Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Miguel A. De La Torre 
    Professor of Social Ethics at Iliff School of Theology
    2000-2001 Post Doctoral Fellow
    Debora Ortega 
    Associate Professor of Social Work at University of Denver
    Albert Hernández
    Associate Professor History of Christianity at Iliff School of Theology
    Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty
    2000-2001 Dissertation Year Fellow

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship. DULCCES consists of an interdisciplinary group of faculty members who engage in scholarship, research and service for the benefit of the Latino community. Deb Ortega, Director, [email protected] 


    Library Resources-Special Collections

    A number of resources of interest are available in the general collection of DU’s Penrose library as well as in Iliff’s Taylor library.

    Other Resources

    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars

    Arturo Chávez
    The Mexican American Catholic College
    1999-2000 Doctoral, 2000-2001 Doctoral Renewal, 2004-2005 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Kristian Díaz
    2011-2012 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2012-2013 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    Néstor A. Gómez-Morales
    2011-2012 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
     Adriana Pilar Nieto
    Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies
    Metropolitan State College of Denver
    2008-2009 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Rodolfo J. Hernández-Díaz
    2008-2009 Doctoral Mentoring Fellow
    Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
    2010-2011 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2012-2013 Dissertation Year Scholar
    Jared Vázquez
    2013-2014 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver is:

    Name:                  Ted Vial
    Title:                    Director of Iliff-DU Joint PhD Program
    Telephone:          303-765-3166
    Email:                 [email protected]