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Editor , Minister , Educational administrator

Humberto Mario Rasi, Argentinian Educational administrator, editor, minister. Ordained to ministry Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1980. National Endowment for Humanities postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University, 1975-1976. Member Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana.


Rasi, Humberto Mario was born on March 23, 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Arrived in United States of America, 1962, naturalized, 1968. Son of Mario and Gertrudis Frida (Heyde) Rasi.


Bachelor, Instituto Superior del Profesorado, Buenos Aires, 1960. Master of Arts, San Jose State University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1971.

Doctor honoris causa, University Peruana Union, Peru, 1999. Doctor honoris causa, University Adventista del Plata, Argentina, 2001. Doctor honoris causa, University Montemorelos, Mexico, 2003.


Member faculty, Instituto Florida, Buenos Aires, 1957-1961;assistant editor, Pacific Press Publication Association, Mountain View, California, 1962-1966;assistant professor, associate professor modern languages, Andrews U., 1969-1976;professor, dean School Graduate Studies, Andrews U., 1976-1978;chief editor international publications, Pacific Press Publication Association, 1978-1983;vice president editorial development, Pacific Press Publication Association, 1984-1986;associate world director education, General Conference Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1987-1990;world director education, General Conference Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland., since 1990. Executive director Institute for Christian Teaching, since 1987. Board directors Andrews U., Loma Linda U., Adventist International Institute Advanced Studies.


  • Ordained to ministry Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Life of Jesus, 3 vols., 1984-1985. Contributing editor: Handbook of Latin America Studies, Library.

      Of Congress, 1972-1982. Editor: Comentario Biblico Adventista, 7 vols., 1978-1990.

      Co-editor: Meeting the Secular Mind, 1985. Founder, editor-in-chief: College and University Dialogue, 1989—2007, compiler: Christ in the Classroom, 38 vols., since 1991.

      Contributor articles on modern Hispanic literature, cultural issues, and religious trends.


Executive secretary Foundation Adventist Education, since 2005.


Married Julia Cuchma, February 28, 1957. Children: Leroy Mario, Sylvia Beatrice.

Mario Rasi

Gertrudis Frida (Heyde) Rasi

Julia Cuchma

Leroy Mario Rasi

Sylvia Beatrice Rasi