Loida I. Matell-Otero

Professor, Constructive Theology
Palmer Theology Seminary of Eastern University

Loida I. Martell-Otero is Professor of Constructive Theology at Palmer Theological Seminary/ Eastern University, in Pennsylvania. She is a licensed doctor in veterinary medicine as well as an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches/ USA. She is a bi-coastal Puerto Rican who has taught at the University of Puerto Rico’s College of Allied Health Professionals, Boston’s Center for Urban Ministerial Education, and New York Theological Seminary. She pastored in New York City for 15 years. She co-edited Teología en Conjunto: A Collaborative Hispanic Protestant Theology. She has published articles on evangélica soteriology, Christology, doctrine of God, use of Scripture for theology, vocation, and pedagogy. The American Baptist Home Missions Societies recently awarded her the 2015 Richard Hoiland Christian Education Award, its highest recognition for “faithful and effective leadership in Christian education,” for her long-standing work in nurturing culturally and racially diverse classrooms and for exceptional leadership. Additionally, Martell is an avid amateur photographer.