Michelle González Maldonado
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Scranton
Field of Study: Systematic Theology
Dr. Michelle González Maldonado is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Scranton. Prior to her arrival at Scranton, she was Professor of Religious Studies, Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education, and Executive Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement at the University of Miami, where she developed and supported academic initiatives for historically underrepresented and first-generation students. She received her Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California in 2001. Her research and teaching interests include Latino/a, Latin American, and Feminist Theologies, as well as inter-disciplinary work in Afro-Caribbean Studies. She is the author of eight books including Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture and Identity (University Press of Florida, 2006) Shopping: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Fortress Press, 2010), and A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide. (NYU Press, 2014).