HTI Alumni

Erica M. Ramirez

Erica M. Ramirez

Director of Applied Research at Auburn Seminary

Dr. Erica M. Ramirez is a fifth-generation Texan, with deep roots in San Antonio. Ramirez enjoys music, hiking, and all things pop culture. Erica is currently Auburn’s Director of Applied Research, and she was previously the Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Wesleyan Thought and Heritage at Portland Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Ramirez received her Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion at Drew University. She holds an MA in the History of Christianity from Wheaton College and a bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. With interests in religion, contemporary politics, and culture, Ramirez is particularly interested in “how radical religious traditions present as a challenge to and resource against social oppression.” She has three children with her husband, Chris: Judah, Julia, and Camilla.