Name: Abraham Antonio Ruelas, PhD
Degrees and Universities attended: BA, Biblical Studies, Patten University; BA, Mass
Communication; PhD, Communication Research, Stanford University.
Credential: Single Subject Social Science Credential Program, Alliant International University,
Classes taught: World History (10 th grade), United States History (11 th grade), Economics (12 th
grades, Government (12 th Grade)
Author, Women and the Landscape of American Higher Education: Wesleyan Holiness and
Pentecostal Founders (Wipf and Stock, 2010)
Author, No Room for Doubt: The Life and Ministry of Bebe Patten (William Seymour Press,
Co-Author with Dr. Kristen Welch, The Role of Female Seminaries on the Road to Social
Justice for Women (Wipf and Stock, 2015)
“How African Americans Emerged from Slavery with a Hunger for Education.” Zocalo Public
Square. July 28, 2017.
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2017/07/28/african-americans- emerged-slavery- hunger-
Biographic entries: Elizabeth V. Baker, Eliza Garrett, Alice Belle Garrigus, Garfield Thomas
Haywood, Emily Chubbuck Judson, Sarah Boardman Judson, Freda and Gordon Lindsay,
Lela McConnell, Carrie Judd Montgomery, Willa Bebe Patten, Florence Steidel.
Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. 2016.
“The Oakland Pentecostal Women Who Defied Convention to Change their Churches and
Their Communities, Zocalo Public Square. June 14, 2016.
Book Review. “Building the Old Time Gospel: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era.”
By Priscilla Pope-Levison. Pneuma. Volume 37: Number 1. 2015.
“A Block Captain Explains How He Keeps His Oakland Neighborhood ‘Suburban Quiet.’ ”
Zocalo Public Square. April 29, 2015.
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2015/04/29/a-block- captain-explains- how-he- keeps-his-
“Under-sung Heroine: Mary Craig, Founder of Bethany University.” 2012 Assemblies of God
Heritage magazine. June 2012.
Book Review. “The Heart of the Gospel: A.B. Simpson, the Four-Fold Gospel, and Late
Nineteenth Century Evangelical Theology” by Bernie A. Van De Walle. Religious Studies
Review. Volume 35: Issue 4. November 26, 2009.
“A Sociological Perspective on Women, Ordination and Church Polity: Empowerment or
Gender Apartheid?” Crucible. Volume 1: Number 1. October 2008.
http://www.crucibleonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ruelas- Women-and- Ordination-
Crucible-1- 2-October- 2008.pdf
Years of teaching at Patten Academy: 37
Why I love to teach at Patten: I appreciate being back at Patten Academy teaching history – the students are very engaged and join me in helping making history alive and relevant for today. I previously taught journalism and was coach (JV Boys Basketball, Girls Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and Fastpitch Softball), athletic director and school bus driver at the school. Each moment at Patten Academy is a very rewarding one.