AIJC Faculty

The AIJC faculty is led by icons in communication education not only in the Philippines but in the Asian region as well.  Among the well-known educators, practitioners, and innovative leaders in communication, mass media, and ICT on AIJC’s core faculty are:

  • Dr. Florangel Rosario-Braid – member of the 1987 Constitutional Commission, founding president of AIJC and Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2007 TOFIL awardee and AMIC Awardee

  • Dr. Crispin C. Maslog – Chairman of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC); founding director of the Silliman University School of Journalism and Communication; recipient of AMIC and TOFIL awards;

  • Dr. William Torres – founding president of Mosaic Philippines and regarded as the “father of Internet in the Philippines”; is currently AIJC vice chairperson.

Other AIJC Trustees and officials who can be tapped as featured lecturers are:

  • Dr. Manuel Alba – former secretary of the Department of Budget and Management and currently consultant to the City Mayor of Quezon City

  • Dr. Thomas Aquino – former undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry and a Governor of the Board of Investments. Senior Fellow at the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific

  • Dr. Corazon PB Claudio – noted environmentalist and risk communication expert, TOWN awardee

  • Dr. Jose V. Romero Jr. –noted development economist and veteran economic journalist

Throughout its 35 years of existence AIJC has maintained a faculty composed of professionals and academics with extensive international and local experience and who have authored publications that make up a substantive part of communication literature in the Asian region. Current faculty members include:

  • AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon, MA – current chairperson of the CHED Technical Committee for Communication and representative of the discipline in the CHED Technical Panel for Social Sciences and Communication; advisor in media development to UNESCO Office Myanmar; member, UNESCO International Experts’ Group on MIL Curricula for Teachers; commissioner, Philippines National Commission for UNESCO; secretary general of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC);

  • Dr. Madeline B. Quiamco – dean, AIJC Graduate School; former training manager, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); implemented capacity building and development projects in ten developing countries in Asia; consultant for communication, media, and knowledge management research/training and implemented some projects of UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank, ADB, Plan Philippines, International Media Service, and agencies of the Philippine government

  • Dr. Paz H. Diaz – former dean, Faculty of Management and Development Studies, UP Open University; with over 40 years of work experience  in education, development communication, and entrepreneurship in local communities and in twenty developing countries in Asia and Africa; consultant with international organizations such as the UN-ILO, World Vision, GTZ, TECHNONET ASIA, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), ICRC), World Vision, and the World Bank.

  • Dr. Cecilia Noble – consultant to various government agencies and international NGOs, implementing projects for the Philippine Public Safety College, Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign with the PNP, and on Peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro with The Asia Foundation and DFAT, Australia;

  • Dr. Lorna Calumpang – specialist on communication associated with the environment and risk and disaster; with more than 20 years’ experience in planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environmental Science Communication.
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