Ryan Gladwin

Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies



Dr. Gladwin is a second generation native of Palm Beach County, FL, but has also lived and worked in pastoral ministry and community development in urban settings throughout the Americas (Santa Marta and Bogotá, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Londrina, Brazil; Raleigh, NC; Philadelphia, PA; West Palm Beach, FL) and the United Kingdom (Edinburgh, Scotland). Prior to arriving at PBA in 2014, he was the program director of Messiah College’s Philadelphia campus and an assistant professor of theology and ethics. He has a B.A. in Christian ministries and Spanish from Messiah College, a M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. At PBA, he is in charge of the Christian social ministry concentration and minor and teaches a variety of classes in Christian social ministry, theology, ethics, and cross-cultural studies. He is passionate about challenging students and local churches to work for social transformation, peace, and justice. His research interests are social ethics, Latin American and Latino/a religion and theology, practical theology, Pentecostalism, Anabaptism, and ecclesiology. He has published a number of book chapters and is currently reworking his doctoral thesis on Latin American ecclesiology and social ethics for publication. He is married to Natalia, a native of Argentina, and they have two children. He is an avid fan of Argentine soccer and enjoys reading, running, and long walks on the beach with his wife and kids.


B.A., Messiah College; M.Div., Duke University Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

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