DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

ECONOMICS​

ALON, Glaiza Ann
Instructor

BA (History-Economics) (2016)
University of the Philippines Visayas

Research interests: disaster economics, environmental economics, disaster history

Email address: gcalon@up.edu.ph

CULAR, Anita G.
Associate Professor

Doctor in Business Administration (1996)
University of the Philippines Diliman

Master in Management major in Business Management (1985)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

BS Business Economics (1980)
University of the Philippines Diliman

Research interests: gender, money and banking, ecotourism, impact studies

Email address: agcular1@up.edu.ph

GRAMA, Hector Bryan P.
Assistant Professor

MS in Agricultural Economics (2020)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BA Social Sciences (Economics) (2011)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: agricultural production, economic valuation, gendered value chains

Email address: hpgrama@up.edu.ph

ENERLAN, Gerwyn P.
Instructor

BA Social Sciences (Economics) (2015, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: disaster studies, macroeconomics, institutional and public economics

Email address: gpenerlan@up.edu.ph

PONCE, Brian Jason H.
Instructor

MS in Economics (2021)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS in Agricultural Economics (2019)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Research interests: development economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, international economics, econometrics

Email address: bhponce@up.edu.ph

SUMAGAYSAY, Marieta Bañez
Professor

PhD Social Science Research (2001)
Leyte Normal University (Philippines)

MA Economics (1988)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BA Economics (1981)
University of the Philippines Tacloban College

Research interests: gender, women, labor force, economics

Email address: mbsumagaysay@up.edu.ph

HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY​

GARCIA, Felino S. Jr.
Assistant Professor

MA History (2001)
Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

BA History (1989)
University of the Philippines Visayas

Research interests: colonial medicine, translation studies, queer studies, literary studies

Email address: fsgarcia@up.edu.ph

YEE, Dakila Kim P.
Assistant Professor

MA Sociology (2017)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BA Sociology (2009)
University of the Philippines Diliman

Research interests: environmental sociology, political ecology, conservation and society, disaster risk reduction and management

Email address: dpyee@up.edu.ph

POLITICAL SCIENCE

BACONG, Claire Ed C.
Instructor

BA Social Sciences (Political Sciences) (2013, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: feminist foreign policy, women’s human rights

Email address: ccbacong@up.edu.ph

GERONA, Christer Kim O.
Instructor

MA in Political Science (Global Politics) (2021)
Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

BA Social Sciences (Political Science) (2014)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: local governance, decentralization, disaster studies and comparative politics

Email address: cogerona1@up.edu.ph

MANGADA, Ladylyn L.
Associate Professor

Master in Management major in Public Management (1990)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

AB Social Sciences (Political Science) (1987, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: local politics, electoral politics, disaster risks, monitoring and evaluation

Email address: llmangada1@up.edu.ph

PIGA, Leandro G.
Instructor

BA Social Sciences (Political Science) (2015)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: comparative politics, international relations theory, and political economy

Email address: lgpiga@up.edu.ph

SERRANO, Isaac Jeoffrey J.
Instructor

BA Political Science (2018)
University of the Philippines Diliman

Research interests: quantitative methods, political philosophy, and legislative politics

Email address: ijserrano@up.edu.ph

TUMANDAO, Donabel S.
Instructor

BA Social Science (Political Science) (2015, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: electoral dynamics, dynastic politics, disaster politics, social capital

Email address: dstumandao@up.edu.ph

PSYCHOLOGY

DOCENA, Pierce S.
Assistant Professor

MA Psychology (2011)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BA Social Sciences (Psychology) (2005, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: gender and sexual minority groups, mental health, resilience

Email address: psdocena@up.edu.ph

ESPINA, Ervina A.
Associate Professor

PhD in Psychology (2019)
Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

MA Psychology (2008)
University of the Philippines Diliman

MA Psychology (2003)
University of San Carlos (Philippines)

BA Social Sciences (Psychology) (1997)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: disaster and mental health, psychology and social spaces

Email address: eaespina1@up.edu.ph

GUIANG, Rowena S.
Assistant Professor

PhD in Clinical Psychology (2017)
Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

MA Psychology (2002)
University of the Philippines Diliman

MA Education Reading (1993)
University of the Philippines Diliman

AB Social Sciences Psychology (1987)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: gender, disaster, mental health

Email address: rsguiang1@up.edu.ph

JOPSON, Querima Deborah Q.
Assistant Professor

MA Psychology (2003)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BA Psychology (1983)
University of the Philippines Diliman

Research interests: health psychology, stress

Email address: qqjopson1@up.edu.ph

PESTILOS, Cristy C.
Instructor

BA Psychology (2015, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: trauma and critical incidents, resilience and coping, children and adolescents, drug addiction and risk factors, community-based drug rehabilitation

Email address: ccpestilos@up.edu.ph

SADIAN-CERCADO, Ruth Edisel Rylle B.
Assistant Professor

MA Psychology (2019)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BA Social Sciences (Psychology) (2011)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: mental health, gender, psychology and children

Email address: rbsadiancercado@up.edu.ph

TAÑOLA, Kimberly Mae E.
Instructor

BA Psychology (2016)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: social psychology,developmental psychology, LGBTQ+ psychology, mental health, gender and sexuality

Email address: ketanola@up.edu.ph