Rev. Rafael M. Ramírez is the Cynthia and David Freeman Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Ann and Joe Neuhoff School of Ministry at the University of Dallas, where he also is an affiliate assistant professor. He is a priest in residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas.
Ramírez earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1991 and his bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Anthenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome in 1994. He earned his licentiate in biblical studies in 1998 at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, where he also received his PhD in biblical sciences in 2008.
Ramírez is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, Associazione Biblica Italiana, and the American Schools of Oriental Research.
Ramírez was born in Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, and graduated high school in Salamanca, Spain. He is the coauthor of two books, Pentateuco and Libros Proféticos II. He is a frequent conference speaker and leads educational pilgrimages to the Holy Land.