ADONIS P. DAVID, Ph.D.
Director, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: david.ap@pnu.edu.ph

Adonis is a Full Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Educational Policy Research and Development Center (EPRDC) in the Philippine Normal University (PNU). Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Dean of the Graduate Teacher Education Faculty (2015-2017) and Director of the Graduate Research Office (2017-2020) in the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research in PNU. He is presently teaching graduate level courses in counseling, educational assessment, educational research methods and advance statistics. He conducts seminars and workshops in quantitative and qualitative research and multivariate data analysis.

He is actively involved in research projects with internal and external funding (e.g. Commission on Higher Education, National Research Council of the Philippines) encompassing a broad range of research themes within counseling, educational assessment, educational psychology, and teacher education. He has published empirical research papers in Philippine refereed journals accredited/recognized by CHED and in international refereed journals indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science. He contributed a chapter in the edited volume The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins published by Springer. From 2014 to 2018, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Educational Measurement and Evaluation Review (EMER), the official refereed journal of the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA). He co-edited with Dr. Carlo Magno the volume Philippine and Global Perspectives on Educational Assessment which was published by PEMEA in commemoration of its 10th year founding anniversary in 2018. 

He is a registered guidance counselor (Top 2 in the 2008 board examination in guidance and counseling) and a Fellow of PEMEA where he also serves as a board member since 2014. He was educated in De La Salle University (Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology), University of Sto. Thomas (Master of Arts major in Guidance and Counselling) and Far Eastern University (Bachelor of Science).

EDNA LUZ RAYMUNDO-ABULON, Ph.D.
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email:  abulon.elv@pnu.edu.ph

Edna is currently a full-time faculty member (designated Full-time Faculty Researcher) at the Philippine Normal University.  As a Full Professor VI by rank, she has been teaching Psychology and research courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs. She had served as the Research Director of PNU from August 2014 to April 2020.

She earned her Master’s degree and her Ph.D., both in Psychology from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from PNU. She is a registered Psychologist and Psychometrician with an International Certification for Addiction Professionals (ICAP II). Since 2014,  she has been tapped as a Global Master trainer of the Colombo Plan International, conducting short training courses on the Universal Treatment Curricula for Addiction Professionals (local and abroad).

She has been engaged in various collaborative research projects funded by her university and has more than 20 research articles (sole author and co-author) published in reputable scientific journals. Her research interests are in the field of clinical psychology, educational policy research; and action research. 

MA. VICTORIA C. HERMOSISIMA
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: hermosisima.mvc@pnu.edu.ph

Ma. Victoria is currently completing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Concentration in Quantitative Analysis) at the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department of the De La Salle University-Manila as a grantee of Scholarships for Graduate Studies-Local under the CHED K to 12 Transition Program.  She obtained her master’s degree in Education with Specialization in Measurement and Evaluation from the Philippine Normal University-Manila.  In 1989, She finished a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, major in Communication Research, at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Mavic’s research interests are in the field of educational psychology, assessment and evaluation,  communication research, and educational policy research.  She has published research articles in both local and international journals as a lone and co-author.

TERESITA T. RUNGDUIN, Ph.D.
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: rungduin.tt@pnu.edu.ph

Teresita Tabbada-Rungduin is a Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology.  She is also a faculty-researcher at the Educational Policy Research and Development Center at the Philippine Normal University. Her training in psychology started at the Philippine Normal University where she took her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and pursued her degree in Master of Arts in Education with specialization in School Psychology in 2001. She continued specializing in this discipline at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Tessa obtained her Master of Arts in Psychology in 2010 and her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2011.  Her research areas are in forgiveness and well-being, development throughout the lifespan, social cognition, gender, and neuroscience education. Her work in communities and women motivated her to conduct studies on how university programs impact the lives of women. Currently, she spearheads a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) funded-research project on exploring warmth and competence as a component of social cognition among students with regard to their teachers.

PRAKSIS A. MIRANDA
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: miranda.pa@pnu.edu.ph

Praksis graduated with a PhD in Sociology degree from the University of the Philippines. She obtained her Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning and her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the same university. 

As a daughter of historians and given her diverse academic background, Praksis’ sociological inquiry led to the production of papers and journal articles in the realm of urbanization and crime, spatial sociology, historical sociology, sociology of religion, environmental sociology, sociology of education, policy analysis, and intersections between gender and education. She has also written conceptual and theoretical explorations and discourses on Philippine Sociology.

Her current research endeavors include disability studies, policy implications of gender and education, and applied sociology.

NINA CHRISTINA LAZARO-ZAMORA, Ph.D.
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: zamora.ncl@pnu.edu.ph

Siya ay fulltime propesor sa CGSTER (Graduate Program) ng Pamantasan ng Normal ng Pilipinas na may rank na Associate Professor 5. Siya ay naging Extension Coordinator ng kolehiyo. Hinirang din siyang Ulirang Guro 2019 ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino dahil sa kanyang di matatawarang pagbabahagi ng sarili sa komunidad habang siya ay nagtuturo sa pamantasan. 

Nagtapos ng Doktor ng Pilosopiya sa Filipino (Pagpaplanong Pangwika) sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas- Diliman. Sa panahon ng kanyang pag-aaral sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas – Diliman, tumanggap siya ng Presidential Scholarship, gayundin ang Dissertation Grant ng CHED. Nagtapos ng Master ng Sining sa Pagtuturo ng Filipino Batsilyer ng Sekondaryang Edukasyon -Major sa Filipino sa Philippine Normal University- Manila. 

Nakapagsagawa na ng mga pagbabasa ng papel sa iba’t ibang seminar at komperensiya lokal, nasyonal at internasyonal. Awtor ng elementarya, hayskul at pangkolehiyong teksbuk.Naiimbitahan din siya bilang resource speaker at parallel session speaker. Naging konsultant ng GRACE at Southridge School PAREF sa kanilang kurikulum ng Filipino. Naging editorial board din ng DEPED. Isang tagasalin, tagapagsulong ng pambansang wika at wika sa Pilipinas. Kabilang rin siya sa mga organisasyong pangwikang pang-akademiko sa bansa.

TITO C. BACLAGAN, Ph.D., RGC
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: baclagan.tc@pnu.edu.ph

A faculty member of PNU for the past 8 years, teaching  subjects both in the undergraduate and graduate levels like Counseling Theories, Group Process, Career Counseling, and Foundations of Guidance to name a few. 

Before he joined PNU, he was exposed to different academic institutions designated in various capacities like: Psychometrician, Guidance Counselors, Part-time Instructors at various institutions

He was also invited as resource speaker to talk about mental health, bullying, career planning, parenting, and time management.

He was also invited as Validators for DepEd Homeroom Guidance Program Modules

He was the former Head of Center for Transformative Education and former Director of the Office of Admissions at PNU. 

He is a member of the Integrated Professional Counselor Association of the Philippines (IPCAP) and the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA).

His research interest is on career development. He had conducted and published researches in CHED accredited journals as co-researcher. 

ALLEN A. ESPINOSA, Ph.D.
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: espinosa.aa@pnu.edu.ph

Dr Allen A Espinosa is an assistant professor of science education at the Educational Policy Research and Development Center of the Philippine Normal University. He completed his PhD on full scholarship at the University of Melbourne Australia, where he investigated the impact of prior knowledge, and confidence in prior knowledge, to the degree of conceptual change learning. He developed an active learning tutorial in biochemistry and molecular biology that fosters conceptual change in a large class setting by capitalizing on confusion and surprise generated by misconceptions.

Dr Espinosa has also done substantial research in teaching and teacher education with a focus on science education. His studies on a broad range of topics on content and pedagogy have appeared in journals such as the Australian Educational Researcher, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Issues in Educational Research, and the Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching among others. He also contributes to the magazine Teaching Science.

Dr Espinosa is a member of the editorial board of the top-ranked journal Research in Science Education.

Dr. Espinosa was a recipient of the 2017 University of Melbourne Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement, the 2019 European Science Education Research Association Research Fellowship Award, and the 2019 Philippine Normal University Research Citation Award.

See full list of his publications via Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

ALLAN REYES, Ph.D.
Faculty Researcher, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: reyes.allan@pnu.edu.ph

Dr. Reyes has been a Mathematics Education faculty in the Philippine Normal University (PNU) for more than a decade. He was a Senior Program Manager (SPM) at the Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ) in PNU. As SPM, he worked closely with the Department of Education on improving teacher quality in the country. Dr. Reyes was also involved in projects looking into the Mathematics Philippine Curriculum relative to PISA and GCED.  He graduated top of his class from Mapua Institute of Technology with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He earned his Doctor in Philosophy in Mathematics degree from De La Salle University.

mam malouMARIA LUZ V. RANTAEL
Administrative Assistant, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: rantael.mlv@pnu.edu.ph

Malou is a graduate of BS Mathematics (1999) of the Philippine Normal University and a graduate of Masters in Management at the Technological University of the Philippines. She has been with the Philippine Normal University for thirteen years and currently handling research-related tasks of the Center such as processing of research incentives and assisting in other related administrative tasks of the Center.

LOREPHIL P. CARLOMAN
Technical Assistant, EPRDC
Philippine Normal University
Email: carloman.lp@pnu.edu.ph

Lorephil is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Filipino at Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology-Manila. She undertakes the documentary analysis, encoding and transcribing of data’s, assist in the preparation/consolidation of data needed, draft communication letter and reminders and performs other related function.

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