Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary


Associate Professor of Church and Society, Samuel Cruz, completed his Ph.D. at Drew University, Madison, N.J. in 2002 under the directorship of internationally renowned philosopher and sociologist of religion, Dr. Otto Maduro. Cruz also completed the M. Phil. from Drew University in 1999. He received the M.A., Magna Cum Laude, from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition, is a 1987 graduate of the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. Cruz’s publications include two books, “Masked Africanisms: Puerto Rican Pentecostalism” (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2005), as well as “Christianity and Culture in the City: A Post-Colonial Approach” (Lexington Books, 2013). He is currently working on a book project “Latinas and the LGBT community: Implications for the Church and Beyond.”

Sessions with Samuel Cruz