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Orbelina Eguizabal Escobar

ICETE Deputy Director

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Orbelina obtained her BA in Theology and an MA in Christian Ministries from CATS/SETECA in Guatemala City. She has a PhD in Educational Studies from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Orbelina taught and served as Associate Dean and Dean at SETECA for 16 years. She joined the faculty at Biola University in 2007, where she serves as Professor of Christian Higher Education in the PhD and EdD Programs in Educational Studies at Talbot School of Theology. She specializes in the areas of Academic Leadership and Administration and Educational Research; especially Qualitative Research.

Orbelina has been serving on the Board of Trustees at Moody Bible Institute and Seminary since 2016. She is a member of the Association of Theological Schools’ (ATS) Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC).

Orbelina has been collaborating with ICETE since 2008, and served with Fritz Deininger as editor and author for the ICETE series on Academic Leadership in Theological Education, and overseeing the Spanish translation of the series. Currently, she serves as ICETE Deputy Director, enhancing ICETE-ATS collaboration initiatives and overseeing the Affiliates and Associates application process among other responsibilities.

She continues serving as a visiting professor in seminaries in Latin American countries, supporting theological education in the training of academic and church leaders.