Carmen M. Cervantes, Ed.D.
Dr. Cervantes is the executive director of Instituto Fe y Vida. She received her doctorate in education from the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, CA, after working in sociocultural, educational, and pastoral research in Mexico for 12 years, where she was a research professor at the Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico). She also worked as a research assistant at Michigan State University and the University of the Pacific while pursuing her doctoral studies. She is in the advisory board of the National Study on Youth and Religion in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kenneth G. Davis, O.F.M. Conv., PhD.
Fr. Davis is an associate professor of pastoral studies at Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana and vice president of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and was a professor at Mundelein Seminary, in Chicago. He edits the Hispanic Theological Initiative book series being published by the University of Scranton Press.
Timothy Matovina, Ph.D.
Dr. Matovina is an associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he specializes in theology and culture and U.S. Hispanic/Latino theology. He holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America and has taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio. He has been the director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame since 2002.
Antonio Medina-Rivera, Ph.D.
Dr. Medina-Rivera is an assistant professor of Spanish at Cleveland State University. Originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. His field of study is sociolinguistics including code-switching and stylistic variations of Spanish. His teaching interests include cultural studies, cinema, Spanish for business, translation, and linguistics. He has also been a member of Instituto Fe y Vida’s pastoral team for twelve years.
Ricardo Wood, Ph.D.
Dr. Wood is associate professor in the Department of Sociology of the University of New Mexico and has been the director and principal investigator of the APD-UNM Research Partnership Institute for Social Research since 1997. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is a former member of Instituto Fe y Vida’s pastoral team.