Rev. Rafael Ramirez, S.S.D.

Fr. Ramirez earned his doctorate in Biblical Sciences from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy, his S.T.B. at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and his B.A. in Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He teaches graduate and continuing education courses in the School of Ministry.


  • S.S.D., Biblical Sciences, Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome, Italy, 2008)
  • S.S.L., Licentiate in Biblical Sciences, Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome, Italy, 1998)
  • S.T.B., (B.A. Theology) Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome, Italy, 1994)
  • B.A., Philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, Italy, 1991)

Academic Appointments

University of Dallas
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Neuhoff School of Ministry, 2014-present
Instructor at the Diocese of Knoxville, TN, School of Ministry Catholic Biblical School, 2013
Instructor at the Diocese of Las Cruces, Neuhoff School of Ministry Catholic Biblical School, 2012

St. Mary's Seminary and University
Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2011-2014

Highlands Institute
Religion Professor, 2000-2002

Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
Assistant Professor, 1998-2003

Selected Publications

  • Influjos sapienciales en el libro de Oseas, Romae 2008.
  • "L'Eucaristia, baluardo e sorgente della comunione ecclesiale nella prima lettera ai corinzi" In Violi, G. (ed.), E il Verbo si è fatto 'pane'. L'eucaristia tra Antico e Nuovo Testamento. Cittadella Editrice. Assisi (PG) 2009, 53-68.
  • Pentateuco: Genesis, Exodo, Levitico, Numeros. Liguori Publications, 2015.
  • Los Profetas Menores, Liguori Publications, 2016 (in printing).


Rafael Ramirez, SSD, has designed and delivered numerous courses conferences for several dioceses, colleges, and universities such as the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, St. Mary's Seminary and University and the Institut Le Chatelard. His topics have included the Gospel of John, the Book of Job, Theology of Revelation and Rhetoric and Speaking.