Ramón Luzárraga is a Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Theologian-in-Residence at the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, both at the University of Dayton. The Institute designs and offers online classes for catechists and lay ministers in partnership with Roman Catholic dioceses around the world, especially with the Roman Catholic Church in the Anglophone Caribbean, in particular the Archdiocesan province of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
He holds a B.A. from Fordham University, where he double-majored in political science and theology, an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. with a focus on systematic theology and ethics from Marquette University. His research interests deal with questions on Catholic faith, doctrine, and practice presented to him by Institute course facilitators and students, political theology in all its varieties and the inevitable ethical questions which arise from that, as well as Hispanic and Caribbean theology.
Interests outside work include travel, both nationally and internationally; baseball, especially road trips to visit minor and independent league clubs (grist for his classroom teaching); and model railroads (HO scale).