Research Center for Social Sciences and Education

Research Center for Social Sciences and Education

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.

Funders and Research Partners

Policy Influence and Social Impact

Research projects of the Center have received support from foreign and Philippine partners in AY 2020-2021. These include:

Foreign: Fondazione Gravissimum Educationis, Porticus, Global Alliance on Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), and Brown University (United States of America)

Local: Commission on Higher Education, Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

The Center and its researchers also collaborate with foreign and Philippine universities in research projects and capacity-building activities.

The Center’s researchers also strive to influence public policy, in particular policies and programs of national government agencies (e.g. environment, cultural heritage, tourism, labor and employment) and local government units (provincial, city, municipal,, barangay). This is not to mention that some studies of the Center also help some players in the private or business sector, as well as civil society organizations. Even community-based organizations (e.g. urban poor, rural women) have benefitted from some action research projects run by the Center.

Journals Publishing Researchers' Works

Books and Creative Works of Researchers

Indexed in Scopus and the Web of Science (as of 2020)

  • Asian Women (2020 impact factor 0.282)
  • Educational Gerontology (2020 impact factor 1.078)
  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2020 impact factor 4.320)
  • International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science (2020 impact factor 2.537)
  • Journal of Applied Gerontology (2020 impact factor 3.200)
  • Journalism (2020 impact factor, 4.436)
  • Journalism Practice (2020 impact factor, 2.537)

Indexed in Scopus and Clarivate Analytics’ Emerging Sources Citation Index (as of 2020)

  • Ageing International
  • Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research
  • Asian Education and Development Studies
  • Asian Englishes
  • Australian Journal of Teacher Education
  • Educational Research for Policy and Practice
  • Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
  • International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
  • Issues in Educational Research
  • Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies
  • Journal of Culinary Science and Technology
  • Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
  • Reading Psychology
  • Research in Education
  • Sexuality & Culture

Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Emerging Sources Citation Index only (as of 2020)

  • Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia
  • Odovtos International Journal of Dental Sciences

Indexed in Scopus only (as of 2020)

  • Asia-Pacific Social Science Review (multidisciplinary)
  • Critical Inquiry in Language Studies
  • Higher Education for the Future
  • Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
  • Journal of Language and Linguistics Studies
  • Journal of Narrative and Language Studies
  • Philippiniana Sacra
  • Studies in the Education of Adults

International journals

  • Asian Journal of Agriculture (Society for Indonesian Biodiversity)
  • Asian Journal of English Language Studies (University of Santo Tomas – Department of English)
  • EduLite Journal of English Education, Literature, and Culture (Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia)
  • International Journal of Education and Social Science Research (Chronopub Publications, India)
  • International Journal of Language and Literary Studies (Tawasul International Centre for Publishing, Research and Dialogue, Italy)
  • International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse (TESOL Asia, Australia)
  • International Journal on Social Innovation & Research (St. Paul University, Philippines)
  • Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature (Global Talent Academy Press)
  • Journal of Heritage Management (SAGE Publications)
  • Korea TESOL Journal (Korea TESOL)
  • Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research (Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research or SIBR)
  • SN (Springer Nature) Social Sciences (Springer)
  • Springer Nature (Springer)
  • The Asia Pacific International Events Management Journal (Universitas Pelita Herapan, Indonesia)

Philippine journals

  • The Antoninus Journal (UST Graduate School)
  • Journal for Nature Studies (Philippine Society for the Study of Nature)
  • Journal of Philippine Tourism and Hospitality Studies (Philippine Association of Researchers for Tourism and Hospitality)
  • Luz y Saber (Colegio San Juan de Letran – Manila)
  • Philippine Journal of Linguistics (Linguistics Society of the Philippines)

Books and creative works released by foreign publishers

  • The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies (Oxford University Press)
  • Handbook of Research on Determining the Reliability of Online Assessment and Distance Learning (IGI Global)
  • Localizing Global English: Asian Perspectives and Practices (Routledge)
  • Indigenous Women and Adult Learning (Routledge)
  • The Routledge Handbook of Asian Diasporas and Development (Routledge)
  • Contributions to Management Science (Springer)
  • Palliative Care for Chronic Cancer Patients in the Community (Springer)
  • Literacies, culture, and society towards industrial revolution 4.0: Reviewing policies, expanding research, enriching practices in Asia (Nova Science Publishers)
  • Working paper series of the Swedish International Centre on Local Development (ICLD)
  • Working paper series of the Japan International Cooperation Agency – Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (JICA Ogata)

Books and creative works released by Philippine-based publishers

  • QUARANTEEN: Narratives of the Filipino Youth amidst a Pandemic: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, A Research Monograph (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Philippines)
  • Journeying with Communities: A Community Engagement and Organizing Handbook for University Extension Workers (UST Simbahayan Community Development Office)
  • KATEKISTA: Mga Tulang Pananaliksik (UST RCSSED)
  • Our Gratitude, Our Module Story. In Catechetical Modules: Christian Faith: Call, Gift, Mission (UST RCSSED)
  • Gabay sa Modyul: Kabanalang Tinig ng Katahimikan. In Katesismo kay San Jose: Kabanalang Tinig ng Katahimikan (UST RCSSED)
  • Looking back, moving forward: Philippine migration issues, policies and narratives (Philippine Migration Research Network and the Philippine Social Science Council)

Research Interest Groups

Business Studies

Asst. Prof. Imelda T. Angeles, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce

Asst. Prof. Maria Paula Joan T. Bautista, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Shirlene P. Bayona, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Ronaldo R. Cabauatan

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Economics

Assoc. Prof. Ronald R. Fernandez, MIT

Master of Information Technology

Asst. Prof. Jun R. Grimaldo, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Assoc. Prof. Dennis C. Ligan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce

Asst. Prof. Ronaldo A. Manalo, DBA

Doctor of Business Administration

Prof. Ma. Belinda S. Mandigma, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce

Asst. Prof. Jeremaiah M. Opiniano, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy (Human Geography)

Asst. Prof. Ronald B. Paguta, MAE

Master in Applied Economics

Mr. Jackson J. Tan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Commerce

 

Prof. Chin Uy, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Development Education

 

Church and Social Issues

Community-Engaged Studies

Church and Social Issues

Prof. Noel G. Asiones, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Theology

Community-Engaged Studies

Asst. Prof. Froilan A. Alipao, MCD

Master of Community Development

Asst. Prof. Gina M. Lontoc, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado, MACHS

Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies

Asst. Prof. Joreen T. Rocamora, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management

Asst. Prof. Melanie D. Turingan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Araling Filipino, Wika, Kultura, Midya

Asst. Prof. Eugenia R. Zhuo, DIT

Doctor of Information Technology

Education and Leadership Studies

Assoc. Prof. Joel L. Adamos, EdD

Doctor of Education, major in Curriculum and Instruction

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Ninia I. Calaca, MA, MPhil

Master of Arts in Development Education

Master of Philosophy in Development Studies

Prof. Belinda D.V. de Castro, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Educational Management

Asst. Prof. Nancy R. Macapagal, MA

Master of Arts in Mathematics

Asst. Prof. Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes, MA

Master of Arts in Filipino, major in Filipino Studies – Language, Culture, and Media

Prof. Evelyn A. Songco, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Education

Language Studies​

Asst. Prof. Evalyn B. Abiog, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Reading Education

Assoc. Prof. Alejandro S. Bernardo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in English Language Studies

Assoc. Prof. Wennielyn F. Fajilan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino

Prof. Rachelle B. Lintao, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in English Language Studies

Prof. Marilu R. Madrunio, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics

Assoc. Prof. Rosalyn G. Mirasol, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Reading Education

Asst. Prof. Veronico N. Tarrayo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in English Language Studies

Asst. Prof. Pia Patricia P. Tenedero, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics

Asst. Prof. Katrina Ninfa M. Topacio, MA

Master of Arts in English

Prof. Camilla J. Vizconde, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Reading Education

Life Course and Intergenerational Studies

Politics and Public Policy

Life Course and Intergenerational Studies

Prof. Allan B. de Guzman, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management

Prof. Clarence M. Batan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Politics and Public Policy

Mr. Froilan C. Calilung, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration

Asst. Prof. Frederick I. Rey, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Political Science

Asst. Prof. Ma. Zenia M. Rodriguez, MEM

Master in Management, major in Educational Management

Social Health Studies

Assoc. Prof. Florence C. Navidad, EdD

Doctor of Education, major in Educational Management

Prof. Maria Minerva P. Calimag, MD, PhD

Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy

Assoc. Prof. Maria Carinnes P. Alejandria, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology

Asst. Prof. Jay P. Jazul, MSc

Master of Science in Pharmacy

Asst. Prof. Karen S. Ongtangco, MSOT

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Asst. Prof. Carol Geraldine C. Pablo, MSc

Master of Science in Pharmacy

Studies in Psychology

Asst. Prof. Ryan Francis O. Cayubit, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

Asst. Prof. Ma. Criselda T. Pacquing, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, major in Industrial Psychology

Sustainability Studies​

Prof. Arlen A. Ancheta, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science

Asst. Prof. Melanie M. Arbias, MES

Master in Environmental Science

Asst. Prof. Ronald M. Castillo, MA

Master of Arts in Political Science

Assoc. Prof. Maria Rosario Virginia C. Garcia, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education

Assoc. Prof. Moises Norman Z. Garcia, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education

Asst. Prof. Racquel C. Layco, MCEd

Master of Chemistry Education

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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.

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