Daniel E. Ruarte, Ed.D
M.A. Leadership Program Chair

Dr. Daniel E. Ruarte is the Director of the Masters in Leadership and Assistant Professor of Ministry and Leadership Studies for the Spanish language programs at Life Pacific College. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Southern California (USC). The focus of his doctoral dissertation was to help educational leaders “Rethink Hispanic Attrition” by understanding the value of research based and proven retention models and strategies that could help Latino students succeed in higher education. Dr. Ruarte has taught at Indiana Wesleyan University, Azusa Pacific University and Facultad de Teología Internacional and has twelve years of pastoral ministry.

Role
Assistant Professor, M.A. Leadership Program Chair

Education
B.min., Facultad de Teología Internacional, 2009; M.A., Azusa Pacific University, 2013; M.A., Life Pacific College, 2015; Ed.D., University of Southern California, 2018

Fun Fact
Daniel’s favorite show is “Everybody Loves Raymond” and best movie of all times “Nacho Libre”. He believes both try to show, in a funny and decent way, the deeper things we struggle with, plus you can’t stop laughing.