Rudolph P. Reyes II

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Latinx Studies


  • B.A., Arizona State University
  • M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
  • Ph.D. University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology

My research sits at the intersection of liberative ethics, Latinx religion, neurodiversity, and disability studies. As a liberative ethicist, my scholarship is intertwined with my pedagogy. These threads are tied together by a commitment to justice and seeking social transformation. My teaching is shaped by my commitment to dismantling systems and structures of oppression through critical analysis and praxis.

A core pedagogical value is removing barriers for students in the learning process. This value manifests through a focus on universal design for learning (UDL) and digital pedagogy. I have experimented in making the classroom a learning environment for many types of learners. Digital pedagogy removes barriers and offers multiple avenues of engagement. This pedagogical value is imbued with an ethic of care, where students are respected and seen as whole persons.

I know the transformation that happens when you see yourself represented in the curriculum. It was in my junior year of college that I read an assigned book by a Latinx author or learned about Latinx history and culture in school. This encounter shaped the rest of my intellectual journey. Curriculum transformation must go beyond adding a scholar from a marginalized community to the reading list towards making the curriculum reflect a diversity of voices. My goal for my students is for them to understand the importance of social location, develop a critical awareness of systems and structures of oppression, and integrate theory with praxis.