The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School (UST GS) is currently hosting six visiting professors from Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia who are leaders and experts in the fields of English Language Studies and Health Research. They will handle at the USTGS for Term 2 of A.Y. 2021 to 2022.
To handle courses under the Health Research Program are Dr. Helen Banwell, Dr. Kobie Boshoff, and Dr. Steven Milanese. Dr. Banwell, who is based in Australia, holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of South Australia. She is a lecturer, course coordinator, Second Year Podiatry Program Coordinator, academic integrity officer, member of IIMPACT for Health (Paediatrics stream), co-director of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE), and an Academic Level B in Allied Health and Human Performance at the University of South Australia.
Dr. Kobie Boshoff is a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia, Allied Health and Human Performance Unit, Occupational Therapy Program. She is a Co-director of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, an editor of The Allied Health Scholar journal, and has been leading various international and collaborative research projects.
Joining Dr. Banwell and Dr. Boshoff in running courses under the Ph.D. in Health Research Program is Dr. Milanese. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He is the Program Director of Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy and is currently a Co-Director of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence. He handled adjunct positions in several international universities. He also served as reviewer for academic journals and has received awards and recognition for his excellent contribution to teaching, research, and development.
For the English Language Studies Program, Dr. George M. Jacobs, who is based in Singapore, is one of the visiting academics. He handles courses in various international universities where he serves as Visiting Professor. He is a member of the board of several national and international professional organizations and serves as editor for academic journals.
Two professors from Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University, a partner institution of UST in Surabaya, Indonesia, will teach under the English Language Studies (ELS) Cluster. Dr. Anita Lie, who is a former Director of the Graduate School of Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University, earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University, Texas. Currently, she is a professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education and the Graduate School in her institution. She has published extensively and has received grants and fellowships in teaching and research.
Last in the list of visiting professors under ELS is Dr. Mateus Yumarnamto. He finished his Ph.D. at the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (LCLE), School of Education at the Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB), Indiana, USA. He is an associate professor at the English Education Department at the Widya Mandala Catholic University and the current Vice Dean for Academics and Students’ Affairs at the School of Education.
Through the expertise in teaching and research of these visiting professors, it is hoped that their engagement at the UST Graduate School will further enrich the academic experience of our faculty members and students.