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Teresa Delgado, Ph.D.

Chair, Religious Studies Department

Professor, Religion and Ethics

Program Director, Peace and Justice Studies

Teresa Delgado
Spellman Hall, Second Floor
(914) 633-2682 (914) 633-2682


  • Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
  • MPhil, Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
  • MA, Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
  • BA, Religion and Women's Studies, Colgate University

Dr. Teresa Delgado teaches courses at the intersection of theology and ethics. Her research interests and scholarship engage the experiences of marginalized peoples to articulate a constructive theological/ethical vision. She has published on topics ranging from diversity in higher education, transformational pedagogies, constructive theology and ethics, and justice for racial/ethnic/sexual minoritized persons. Dr. Delgado's book, A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. She is currently working on a manuscript in sexual ethics, titled Loving Sex: Envisioning a Relevant Catholic Sexual Ethic.

  • "Loving Sex Latina/mente: Envisioning a Relevant Catholic Sexual Ethic," funded by the Louisville Institute First Book Grant for Minority Scholars, July 2011 through July 2012, work in progress.
  • "Dead in the Water...Again," in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Theologians Reflect Upon the American Dream. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Rosemary Carbine, eds. Sopher Press, expected 2012.
  • "A Journey toward Wholeness, A Journey to God: Physical Fitness as Embodied Spirituality," co-authored with Dr. Tracey C. Greenwood (Eastern University), The Journal of Religion and Health Online, October 2011.
  • "This is my body...given for you: Theological Anthropology Latina/mente," in Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology: Shoulder to Shoulder. Susan Abraham and Elena Procario-Foley, eds. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • "Freedom is Our Own: Toward a Puerto Rican Emancipation Theology," in Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans on Popular Culture and Religious Expression. Benjamín Valentín and Anthony B. Pinn, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.
  • "Prophesy Freedom: Puerto Rican Women's Literature as a Source for Latina Feminist Theology," in A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice. María Pilar Aquino, Daisy Machado and Jeanette Rodríguez, eds. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002.
  • "Calling All Wild Women: Reflections on the Wilderness, Luke 4:1-13" in The Book of Women's Sermons: Hearing God in Each Other's Voices. Lee Hancock, ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999.
  • Faculty, Taste of Seminary/Common Ground Project
    McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.
  • Faculty, Hispanic Summer Program
    Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.
  • Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department
    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program
    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Religious Studies Department
    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Assistant Director, Camper/Parent Communications
    Mount Tom Day Camp, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Louisville Institute First Book Grant for Minority Scholars, "Loving Sex Latina/mente," 2011 - 2012.
  • Hugh McCabe Award for Social Justice, Iona College, 2010.
  • Hispanic Theological Initiative Dissertation Fellowship, 2001 - 2002.
  • Daniel Day Williams Fellow (for Outstanding Work in Theology), Union Theological Seminary, 2000 - 2001.
  • Fund for Theological Education Fellowship, 1994 - 1996.
  • Ph.D. Fellowship, Union Theological Seminary, 1993 - 1996.
  • Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1991 - 1994.
  • Magna cum laude, Colgate University, 1988.
  • Board of Trustees, WESPAC (Westchester Peace Action Coalition) Foundation, September 2011 - present.
  • Alumni Council, Representative to Board of Trustees, Union Theological Seminary, 2010 - present.
  • Society of Christian Ethics, 2009 - present.
  • Las Hermanas (National Association of Hispanic Women in the Church), 2007 - present.
  • Workgroup in Constructive Theology, 2006 - present.
  • American Academy of Religion, 2004 - present.
  • Hispanic Theological Initiative, 2001 - present.
  • ACHTUS (Association of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States), 2001 - present.
  • Harlem Initiatives Together (H.I.T.), New York, NY, 1991 - 1996.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1988 - present.