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FACULTY AND STAFF PROFILE

Praxis is what embodies the breadth and depth of the work we do at the Department of Social Development Services. Our Department draws from the diverse backgrounds of our faculty and staff who have well-rounded experience in academia and development practice.

The wide range of specializations from social-ecological systems, food systems, environmental management, social development, community development, global and public health, political economy, public policy, consumer education, sustainable livelihood and enterprise development, and spirituality are woven together through Transdisciplinary human ecology and social technology approaches.

This enables our teaching, research and public service functions to become Holistic and Integrative as we contribute in achieving the mandate and direction of the University of the Philippines Los Baños as a Graduate Research and Public Service University.

Faculty

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Geges, Dhino B.

Department Chair

Associate Professor
Research Interests
Social Enterprises
Sustainable Livelihood & Enterprise Development
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Amparo, Jennifer Marie S.
Associate Professor
Research Interests
Social-Ecological Systems
Food Systems
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Ang-Bon, Rita Mae C.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Pubic Health
Health Policy
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Apayor, Marie Bernadette C.
Instructor
Research Interests
Ecological Anthropology
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Atienza, Chrystelle Anne N.
Instructor, Substitute
Research Interests
Art-based Community Interventions
Social Development for Children
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Calara, Alvaro N.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Youth Studies
Consumer Education
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Consignado, Gillian D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Training Design & Management
Values & Behavior
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Dangcalan, Ron Jay P.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Social-Ecological Systems
Political Economy of Health, Disasters & Climate Change
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Dapito, Marife B.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Environmental Management
Community Organizing
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Fernandez, Klein R.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Global Health
Public Health Ethics
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Malenab, Ma. Charisma T.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Environmental Security and Management
Participatory Community Research
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Mendoza, Ma. Emilinda T.
Associate Professor
Research Interests
Social-Ecological Systems
Death & Disasters
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Piñon, Caroline D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Natural Resource Management including Watershed Management
Land Use and Protected Area Management
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Visco, Emilia S.
Professor and UP Scientist
Research Interests
Social Development
Social Impact Assessment

On Study Leave

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Felizar, Francis Mark Dioscoro R.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Spirituality / Theology in Development
Participatory Development
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Jimena, Carla Edith G.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Public Policy on Local Communities & Indigenous Sectors
Organizational Studies
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Pulumbarit, Clarice C.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Sustainable Livelihoods (Rural and Indigenous Communities)
Climate Change Adaptation & Socio-Ecological Resilience

Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS)

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Torio, Diana A.
University Research Associate I
Research Interests
Community Development
Sustainable Livelihood & Enterprise Development

Administrative Staff

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Alborida, Lorie M.
Administrative Assistant II
Education
BS Forestry, University of the Philippines Los Baños
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Arquilita, Jasper Ian Z.
Junior Project Assistant
Education
BS Computer Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños
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Encarnacion, Sarah Jane D.
Senior Office Aide
Education
BS Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños