Dr. Ángel Luis Vélez Oyola is Professor of Theology. He is Director of the School of Theology and graduate professor at the Metropolitan Campus of Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Vélez holds the B.A. from Turabo University, PR, Master's degrees from the Center of Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and Barry University, the Th.M. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and the C.A.E.S. from Boston College. He holds the Doctor of Education (Ecumenism and Church History) from the Graduate Theological Foundation and the Doctor of American History from the University of Seville in Spain as well as a postdoctoral degree in History of the Church from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Vélez is a collaborator of the ISEDET Editorial Board in Argentina and served as auxiliary professor of humanities in the General Studies Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. He has served in research or professorial capacities at the Florida Center for Theological Studies and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He has been Visiting Scholar at Drew University; Visiting Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford; and Senior Research Scholar of the Caribbean Basin Research Institute. He is a permanent speaker for the School of Spanish American Studies in Seville, Spain, and adjunct professor at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2013, he will be a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Vélez has written a number of articles and research projects in theology and history, and is currently working on a project entitled, Jesuit Reductions in Paraguay in the XVIII Century. His books include History of a Difficult Relationship: Church and State in the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1999 (Biblio Services, Inc., 2009)and The Caribbean and its Relationship with Spain: Politics and Society in Transformation (XIX and XX Centuries) for which he also served as coordinator.
- History of a Difficult Relationship: Church and State in the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1999
- The Caribbean and its Relationship with Spain: Politics and Society in Transformation (XIX and XX Centuries)
General Areas of Interests
- History of the Church
- Caribbean Studies
Areas of Service