Research Center for Social Sciences and Education

Overview

The Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSEd) gathers together research associates by research interest groups (RIGs) namely, economics, business and finance studies; language studies; education and leadership studies; studies in psychology, and contemporary social issues researches (covering studies on inter-generational relations; social health; migration, politics and policies; and environmental vulnerability, security, and sustainability). Emerging working groups (WGs) in the fields of linguistic studies and peace and conflict studies are also currently supported by the center. At present, special projects on inclusive education, relevant Catholic church-related matters (CBCP), and finance soundness and literacy (CIMA) are also being undertaken by the center.

Research Programs

Business Studies

The Business Research Interest Group is engaged in pursuing topics on: applying business theory in understanding community-based issues and in advancing resource-based industries; and developing methods of data collection, management, and analysis that contribute to the effective monitoring and estimation of organizational performance with the purpose of contributing to policy enhancement and best practices in both private and public sectors.

— Marketing Strategy

— Financial Performance

— Consumer Behavior

— International Economics

— Health Economics

— Foreign Exchange and Trade

— Economics of Education

— Sentiment Analysis

— Agricultural Economics

— Resource Economics

ANGELES, IMELDA T.
ANGELES, MARIO C.
BAYONA, SHIRLENE P.
CABAUATAN, RONALDO R.
CASTAÑO, MARY CAROLINE N.
FERNANDEZ, RONALD R.
GRIMALDO, JUN R.
MANDIGMA, MA. BELINDA S.
NAVARRETE, AL FAITHRICH C.
ROSETE, MARIE ANTONETTE L.
VALDEZ, KAREN GRACE P.

 

Education and Leadership Studies

The Education and Leadership Studies (ELS) as a Research Interest Group (RIG) conducts researches addressing current and critical issues related to education and leadership in academic institutions. It aims to generate knowledge and research-based information needed for creating policies toward delivery of quality education and for attaining sustainable development, specifically for the Philippine educational system.

— Teacher Education

— Leadership and Policy Studies

— Inclusive and Early Childhood Education

— Health Education

— Educational Gerontology

— Technology in Education

— Shadow Education

— Science and Mathematics Education

CABRAL, CRISTINA C.
Doctor of Philosophy, major in Economics
CALACA, MA. NINIA I.
DE CASTRO, BELINDA D.V.
GARCIA, MOISES NORMAN
MANALO, RONALDO

ONGTANGCO, KAREN S.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

PATUNGAN, ARTURO JR. J.
PORTO, ANALIN E.
VARGAS, MARIE ANTONETTE S.
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

 

Language Studies

— Forensic Linguistics

— Literacy

— Translation Studies

— Language Documentation

ABIOG, EVALYN B.
ALARCON, JOSEPHINE B.
AMPIL, ROBERTO D.
CALLANGAN, GERTRUDES M.
JIMENEZ, RAQUEL R.

LINTAO, RACHELLE B.

Doctor of Philosophy, major in English Language Studies

LONTOC, GINA M.
MENDOZA, ELENITA C.

MIRASOL, ROSALYN G.

Doctor of Philosophy in Reading Education

TOPACIO, Katrina Ninfa M.
UST FACULTY AB Eng - VIZCONDE Camilla (2014, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

VIZCONDE, Camilla J.

Doctor of Philosophy in Reading Education

Psychology Studies

— Clinical Psychology

— Educational Psychology

— Psycho-Spiritual

— Assessment

— Industrial Psychology

ARREVILLAGA, MILAGROS C.
CAYUBIT, RYAN FRANCIS O.
DIMAR, ERIC L.
Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies as a research interest group responds to the scientific study of present environmental, social, economic, and political issues confronting contemporary societies, such as the Philippines, toward achieving a sustainable future.

As an interdisciplinary RIG where expertise cuts across natural and social sciences and the humanities, current research projects utilizes collaborative, participatory, community-based, and institutional approaches to better understand local and global issues in the context of sustainability discourse.

— Disaster Studies

— Manila Bay Studies

— Women and Water

— Environmental Literacy

— Grassroots Governance

— Waste Management

ANCHETA, ARLEN A.
CASTILLO, RONALD M.
DELA ROSA, LEAH P.
GARCIA, MARIA ROSARIO VIRGINIA C.
LINTAG, RHODORA LYNN C.
MERCADO, RIZALITO M.
Contemporary Social Issues

— Intergenerational Studies

— Environmental Studies

— Social Health Studies

— Migration Studies

ABENIR, Mark Anthony D.

Doctor of Social Development

ANCHETA, Arlen A.
ASIONES, Noel
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BATAN, Clarence M.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

GONZALEZ, Maria Carinnes
PAMA, fr. Hermel O., O.P.
RODRIGUEZ, Zenia A.

Mission

Engage in meaningful and responsive research in the field of culture, arts, the humanities, social sciences, and education, committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community

Vision

To be a center of excellence in doing researches in the fields of culture, arts, the humanities, social sciences, and education for social transformation

Administration

PROF. BELINDA D.V. DE CASTRO, PhD

Director

bddecastro@ust.edu.ph

Support Staff

History

The UST Research Center on Social Sciences and Education (RCSSEd) was created in January 2017, from the previously merged Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues (RCCESI). Further into its history, the social sciences and education researches were handled by the old Social Research Center (SRC) and Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD).

Prof. Belinda D.V. de Castro, PhD is the inaugural Director of the RCSSEd.