- S.T.D. Biblical Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
- Theology of Human Migration
- Hispanic/Latino theology and ecumenical/interfaith dialogue.
"Being a Vincentian Research Fellow has convinced me that our University's Mission Statement is more than just words on paper. Working with faculty colleagues whose teaching and scholarship in so many different disciplines is marked by our Vincentian commitment to embody the Church's teaching on social justice energizes my own current research on theological approaches to migration and stretches my imagination as a biblical scholar."
St. John's University
Jean-Pierre M. Ruiz, a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s College and a Senior Vincentian Research Fellow. His research is focused in three areas: the Theology of Human Migration, Hispanic/Latino theology, and ecumenical/interfaith dialogue. Father Ruiz recently published readings include: From the Edges: The Bible and People on the Move (Orbis, 2011). Jean-Pierre Ruiz is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, Associate Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and a Past-President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). In addition to his numerous publications, Fr. Ruiz has hosted and co-hosted a number of radio and television programs. Father earned his S.T.D. in Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.