Eric Barreto joined Luther Seminary in July 2009. Prior to joining Luther Seminary, Barreto served in Atlanta as an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology and McAfee School of Theology. He also gained experience teaching in Sankor, Ghana, through Coast for Christ Ministries. In addition, he worked as a teaching assistant at Candler School of Theology and at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in Princeton, N.J.
Barreto was ordained into the Gospel Ministry by Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta, in July 2006. He holds a doctorate in New Testament from Emory University in Atlanta, and holds a master of divinity from PTS and a bachelor of arts in religion, magna cum laude, from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla.
Barreto has received numerous academic honors. His most recent include the George W. Woodruff Fellowship, the Emory Minority Fellowship Grant, and several grants from the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Fund for Theological Education. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion.
Barreto's most recent publications include two entries, "Puerto Ricans" and "Hispanic Theological Initiative," in the forthcoming Hispanic American Religious Cultures (ABC‑CLIO), In Miguel de la Torre, Ed. He also published, "The Bible is Like ... or is It" in SBL Forum in January 2009 and presented a paper on the same topic in November 2007 at the SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. He has also presented at several regional conferences and has published in both online and print publications.