Nora O. Lozano, Ph.D.

Nora O. Lozano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theological Studies & Director of Latina Leadership Institute


210-924-4338  ext. 340

Dr. Nora O. Lozano, Mexican-born, is professor of theological studies at Baptist University of the Américas.  She received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Religious and Theological Studies at Drew University, Madison, NJ, her M.Div. at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, now Palmer Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, and her BA in Social Communication at Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.

Her academic interests are centered in the areas of systematic, Hispanic, Latin American, and women’s theologies as well as leadership studies. Her writings include chapters in books, essays in theological dictionaries, devotionals, and Bible study curricula.  In addition, she is a monthly columnist for Baptist News Global

Dr. Lozano is executive director and co-founder of the Latina Leadership Institute. The work of the Institute is devoted to the discovery, development, nurturance, and empowerment of women leaders from a Latina perspective to be transformational agents in church and community settings.  The Institute offers a three-year certificate in Latina Leadership Studies. The LLI is housed at Baptist University of the Américas, and has sites in Texas, North Carolina and Monterrey, México.

Professor Lozano is part of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Doctrine and Christian Unity and was a member of the Baptist World Alliance delegation that held theological conversations with the Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) in order to find ways to understand each other better and to promote collaboration on issues of social justice and religious freedom.

She attends Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio, where she lives with her family.

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