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Rev. Daniel Flores

  • University Librarian, Sappenfield Chair of Library Science




M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Sam Houston State University

M.S. in Library and Information Science, Drexel University

Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies: American Religion & Culture, Drew University

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary

M.Phil., Drew University

M.A. in Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A. in Bible, Southeastern College

A.A.S. in Real Estate Management, San Antonio College


  • Certificate in Preservation Management, Rutgers University School of Communication and Information


    Book Projects:

    "PROFETAS EN AMÉRICA: THE PROPHETIC ROLE OF HISPANIC/LATINO LEADERS IN AMERICA." This compilation of essays written by a diverse set of Hispanic and Latinx authors discusses the contributions of Protestant and Evangelical Hispanic congregations and their leaders. GBHEM Publishing.

    "Nathan Bangs and the Rise of Respectability in 19th Century American Methodism," Wipf & Stock publishing. This monograph explores the relationship between the growth of 19th Century American Methodism with the phenomenon of respectability.


    Certified Permanent Professional Librarian, Michigan Department of Education, 2020
    Fellow, Engle Preaching Institute, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005, 2007
    Fellow, Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI), Dissertation Year Award, 2002-2003
    Edwards-Mercer Prize, Drew University, 1999


    Published Works:

    Life in the Spirit: A Wesleyan Perspective. CreateSpace: Fort Worth, 2017.

    Nathan Bangs: The Architect of American Methodism. CreateSpace: Fort Worth, 2015.

    "Two Remarkable Stories: Lost entries of John Wesley's Journal." Coauthor Thelma Herrera Flores. Methodist History, 38:4 (July 2000).

    Contributor, "Catholic Spirit," "Kingdom of God," and "Justice" articles. Wesley Study Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 2009, 2012.

    "Elias Galvan." Hispanic American Religious Cultures. Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2009.

    Flores, Daniel F. " Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal, by Richard F. Lovelace", Pneuma 43, 2 (2021): 301-302, doi:

    Margo McCutcheon and Daniel F. Flores, “Walker, Anna Elizabeth Leger,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 07, 2021, Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


    "Ethics Aboard the Essex: Character and Consequence." With Dr. David Stubbs. Hope College Big Read event. November 2020.

    "Orthopathos and Reformed Identity: A Conversation with Dr. Samuel Solivan." Vimeo. October 2020.

    "Reaching Millennials." Tarrant County College Leadership Capstone Event, Fort Worth, April 2016.

    "Reaching out to Students with Autism." Targeting Autism Forum, Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois, March 2016.

    "Library Services after Katrina." ATLA annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2014.

    "Diversity in Theological Libraries." Diversity Committee Presentation, ATLA annual meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2012.

    "The Holy Spirit in the Wesleyan Tradition." Wesleyan Institute conference, Xenia, Ohio, 2009.

    "Practical Divinity in a Time of Cultural Xenophobia." Presenter and Convener. Sociedad Wesleyana semi-annual meeting, Duke University Divinity School, March 2008.

    "Poseys." Keynote address, Nassau Methodist Church and Remembrance Day Speaker, Nassau Bahamas, November 2004.

    "A Quadrilateral Group Study with John Wesley: On Race, Zeal, and Stewardship." Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2003.


    Rev. Dr. Daniel F. Flores comes to Texas Lutheran University with over 25 years of experience in academia as a teacher and librarian, including eight years as a commissioner for the United Methodist Church General Commission of Archives and History. Most recently he was Library Director and Assistant Professor of Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan where he initiated and developed the Global Voices collection. He has taught college and seminary courses in history and theology in online and face-to-face formats across the USA, England, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

    Dr. Flores is an ordained United Methodist Elder (Presbítero) appointed by the Rio Texas Conference of the UMC to Extension Ministry at Texas Lutheran University. He is married to Rev. Thelma Herrera Flores, a United Methodist Deacon with a Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Hebrew Bible from Yale University Divinity School, Doctor of Ministry (candidate) from Western Theological Seminary. An experienced teacher of world religions, her doctoral research focuses on the spirituality of Campesinos (migrant agricultural workers). The Flores' are collaborating on a book of Hispanic ministry resources.