Board Member Bio
- Role: Professor, Research Doctoral Program
- Institution: Talbot School of Theology at Biola University
- Education: Ph.D.
- Location: La Mirada, California
- Spouse: Angelica Esqueda
Octavio Javier Esqueda is a professor in the doctoral programs in educational studies at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He was born and raised in Guadalajara, México, where he graduated with honors with a Licenciatura in Latin American Literature from the University of Guadalajara as well as two additional diplomas, one on religion and society and the second on journalism. He graduated with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Education and completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Higher Education at the University of North Texas. Before coming to Biola University in 2011, he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas for over seven years. He is an avid soccer fan and has been married to Angélica for almost eighteen years. They have two children Darío and Salma. Dr. Esqueda has several publications on theological education, Christian higher education, and literature. Teaching is his passion and has had the opportunity to teach in several countries on different academic levels.
• Editorial Board Member, Journal of Christian Higher Education: A Journal of Applied Research and Practice
• Editorial Board Member and Book Review Editor for the Teaching-Learning Process Area at Christian Education Journal
• Editorial Board Member, Revista Fuentes, Academic Journal of the School of Education at the University of Seville, Spain.
• Board Member Centro de Investigación y Memoria del Protestantismo Español (Center for Research and History of the Spanish Reformation)
• Former Board member, Howard Center for Christian Studies
• Member of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE)
• Member of the Society of Professors in Christian Education (SpiCE), formerly North American Professors of Christian Education
• Member of the Philosophy of Education Society
• Member of the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana (Hispanic Theological Association)
• Member of The Latin America Theological Fraternity (FTL).
• Certified by the Evangelical Training Association, since July 2001