Alvaro B. Alcazar

Director of Urban Partners for the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice

Latin American Studies Chair Alvaro Alcazar
Office Location
211 Mercy Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 66
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 864-7868
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D, Louisiana State University; M.R.E., Loyola University New Orleans; M.A., Notre Dame Seminary

Short Bio

Alvaro “Al” Alcazar serves as the local coordinator of the conflict resolution and resilience building programs of Loyola’s Twomey Center for Peace through Justice. He is an adjunct faculty in the Psychology and Religious Studies Departments of Loyola University New Orleans and also teaches graduate courses in the Political Science Department and the International Project for Non-Profit Leadership at the University of New Orleans. Exiled in 1972 from his native land, the Philippines, during the Marcos dictatorship because of his community organizing work in the slums of Manila, Al received scholarship grants to continue his studies in the US. He earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies along with a certificate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling (1976, Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology), a master’s degree in Religious Education (1984, Loyola University), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction (2001, Louisiana State University) where his dissertation and research interests were in cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and inter-faith adventures in education and social transformation. In the LAS program, Dr.
Alcazar teaches “Liberation Theology.”

Courses Taught

  • Liberation Theology