Office of Academic Affairs:

“What excites me about working at BUA is to see firsthand that God truly creates a new being in those who follow Jesus Christ. I have seen the reality of Christian love in how the students care for each other; in how they go beyond their self interest; in how they are ready to give and forgive. We do see them being formed and transformed and that transforms us as well!”

Dr. F. Marconi Monteiro,
Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.Th., Seminário Teologico Batista do Norte do Brasil
Psychologist Licensure Degree, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
M.S.Ed., Baylor University
M.A., Religion, Baylor University
Ed.D., Education, Baylor University
210.924.4338 ext. 359

Department of Biblical/Theological Studies:


“My favorite part of teaching at BUA is the students and the challenge of seeing the mission of the school fulfilled.”

Dr. Mario Ramos,
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Chair, Department of Biblical/Theological Studies

B.A., University of Texas
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University
Fermin Flores Professor of the Year-2007-08
210.924.4338 ext. 345






“My favorite part of teaching at BUA is the students. Since I teach first year students and fourth year students, I am able to see how they develop during their time at BUA. Often I see students who arrive struggling in many areas, academic and personal, and when they leave they seem to be very different persons, with higher self-esteem, and much more prepared for the next stage of the road (ministry, secular work, or graduate school). Seeing this transformation is the most rewarding part of my teaching experience at BUA.”

Dr. Nora Lozano,

Professor of Theological Studies
Co-Director Latina Leadership Institute

B.A., Universidad Regiomontana
M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Phil., Drew University
Ph.D., Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University
210.924.4348 ext. 340

BUA Faculty-02 01 13-Rodriguez, Moises 055-ps-300 “What a privilege to impart some knowledge and receive some knowledge in the institution that prepared most of my pastor. I always believed that I would be contributing to this great ministry but it would be in God’s time!”

Dr. Moises Rodriguez,
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

B.S., Howard Payne University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Baylor University
210.924.4338 ext. 353


BUA Faculty-McClatchy, Rick-03 05 13 195-200“What I enjoy the most about teaching at BUA is the interaction and class discussion with the students and challenging them to help the church become a more positive and relevant movement in the world.” 

Dr. Rick McClatchy,
Adjunct Lecturer of Contextual Ministry Studies

B.A., Howard Payne University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Church History, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Mora-Portillo Adjunct Professor of the Year-2008-2009







Faculty-Pfeiffer, Mark-01 24 13 086-300“I love working with the students at BUA. In most cases, they are here because they thirst to learn. They pursue a calling to positively impact the world, not just make a better salary. The noblest aspirations of higher education are fulfilled at BUA.”

Dr. Mark Pfeiffer,
Adjunct Lecturer of Islamic Studies

B.A., University of Texas-Austin
J.D., University of Texas-Austin
M.A., Islamic Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Mora-Portillo Adjunct Professor of the Year-2009-2010
210.924.4338 ext. 341





Department of Business Leadership:

Full Time:

“Students at BUA are continually searching for ways to serve the Lord through academic enrichment and participation in the community. I am reminded of 2 Peter 1, verses 10 and 11, as Peter challenges believers to “make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” It is a privilege to facilitate the intellectual and spiritual development of students to live out God’s will for their lives.”

Kyle Ashley,

Assistant Professor of Business Leadership
Chair, Business Leadership Program

B.A., Whitman College, Walla Walla
M.B.A., St. Edwards University
210.924.4338 ext 357

BUA Faculty-Robert Potter-03 05 13 207-200Robert Potter,
Adjunct Lecturer of Business

B.S.B.A., Northern Arizona University
M.B.A., University of Texas-San Antonio











BUA Staff-Villamar, Louis-03 05 13 164-200“My biggest satisfaction is seeing a student rise to the challenge and learn something new, and not only from lecture but from their classmates, as we have such a culturally diversified student body. My biggest hope is that when they graduate they can apply all of their newly found knowledge in an environment just as culturally diversified as the one they gained their knowledge in, and overcome the challenges and obstacles to their goals in life.”

Louis Villamar,
Adjunct Lecturer of Information Systems

B.S.I.T., University of Phoenix
M.I.S., University of Phoenix
210.924.4338 ext. 209

Department of Modern Languages:


“The thing that thrills me the most about teaching at BUA is facing a sea of Hispanic faces every time I set foot in the classroom. I love the laughter, the smiles and the particular dynamics of teaching in a Hispanic-dominated context. I love the fact that our students are willing to grow intellectually and academically.”

Dr. Jesús Romero,
Professor of Spanish
Chair, Department of Modern Languages

B.A., Spanish, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
M.A., Spanish, New Mexico State University
Ph.D., Spanish, University of Arizona

210.924.4338 ext. 347

Department of Music:

“My favorite thing about teaching at BUA is the diversity of our community; it makes my world bigger and richer!”

Maria J. Monteiro,
Chair, Department of Music
B.M., Music History and Literature, Baylor University
M.M., Music History and Literature, Baylor University
Certificate of Postgraduate Studies in Musicology, Duke University
210.924.4338 ext. 248

Associate of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies/General Studies:

BUA Faculty-Martinez, Terry-03 05 13 015-200“My favorite part of teaching at BUA is having the opportunity to contribute to the development of men and women full of promise.  I love that God uses them to show me His heart for the future.”

Teresa B. Martínez,
Associate Professor of Research
Chair, Department of  Cross-Cultural Studies

B.A., English, University of Texas, El Paso
M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton
210.924.4338 ext. 230



“The best part of BUA is also the hardest part – rubbing sharp elbows with multiple cultures every day, it takes patience and courage and love but it is consistent with Jesus’ prayer that all his followers ‘be as one.’”

Craig A. Bird,
Assistant Professor of Missions and English

A.A., San Jacinto College
B.J., University of Texas, Austin
M.A., Hardin-Simmons University
Graduate study in missions/theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Graduate study in communications, University of Houston
210.924.4338 ext. 348






ESL/English as a Second Language:

BUA Faculty-Romero, Elsa-01 31 13 021-300

“The greatest blessing from teaching ESL at BUA is having students from so many different countries, which gives us the opportunity to learn not just English, but also about other cultures. The best reward is to see my students succeed in their academic, professional or just everyday lives.”

Elsa Romero,
Director of English as a Second Language

B.A., Howard Payne University
M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio (in progress)
210.924.4338 ext. 355

BUA Faculty-Rodriguez, Abby--01 31 13 050-300

“My favorite part of teaching at BUA is the fact that God has called these students to come to learn here at BUA and has called the professors to teach them. Because of this, teaching at BUA is a fascinating challenge with a blessing. This is another of God’s wonders!”

Abby Rodriguez,
ESL and Developmental Reading and Writing

B.A., Southwest Texas State University
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Teacher Certification, Texas A&I University & Texas Women’s University
210.924.4338 ext. 409



“My favorite thing about teaching at BUA is learning my students goals and dreams then doing what I can to help them along the journey toward reaching those goals.”

Nancy Johnson,
Adjunct Lecturer of Art

B.S., Texas A&M University
M.A., Texas Woman’s University
Mora Portillo Adjunct Professor of the Year: 2011-2012

“My favorite part of teaching at BUA is creating passion and excitement for the study of life and the Life-Giver!”

Karina Rodriguez,
Adjunct Lecturer of Natural Sciences

B.S., St. Mary’s University
M.S., New Mexico State University







BUA Faculty-Villarreal, Patty-03 05 13 236-200“My favorite part about teaching at BUA is the opportunity to educate students about the values & fundamentals of the social work profession such as strength based interventions & client self-determination.  I love to hear about their experiences & what they are learning about serving at-risk populations when they go on their volunteer placements in social service agencies & congregations. It’s a privilege, as Buckner International staff to come alongside a great university such as BUA to assist in the training of today & tomorrow’s cross-cultural leaders!”

Patty Villarreal,
Adjunct Lecturer of Social Work, LMSW

B.A., Sociology, Howard Payne University
M.S.W., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary