Lester Edwin J. Ruiz is the Director of Accreditation and Global Engagement. Lester Ruiz joined the staff of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in August 2008, and he currently serves as senior director of accreditation and global engagement. He is ordained in the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches. Ruiz is co-editor of four published works, including Re-Framing the International: Law, Culture, Politics, with Richard Falk and R.B.J. Walker, and he has contributed numerous chapters to books and has been widely published in journals and other periodicals. He serves on the editorial committees of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, the Journal of World Christianity, and Silliman Journal, is on the advisory board of Global Action to Prevent War and is on the board of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia. A graduate in pastoral care and counseling from Ottawa University (Kansas), Ruiz holds a Master of Divinity with an emphasis on religion and society and a Ph.D. in social ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary.