by PEACH ARIANNA P. MANOS
THE PIONEER of the Faculty of Arts and Letters’ (AB) English language studies (ELS) program and dean of the University’s Graduate School was recently appointed by Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. as the new head of AB starting on Aug. 1.
Marilu Ranosa-Madrunio has held longtime leadership positions in the Linguistic Society of the Philippines, where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisers. She was also the chairwoman of the University’s English Department for six years.
Madrunio obtained her doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics from De La Salle University in 2003. From 2016 to 2017, she was the president of the Philippine Association of Language Teaching.
She founded the Faculty’s ELS program which was first launched in 2011. She is also known as the pioneer of forensic linguistics research in the Philippines.
Recently, she was elected into the International Association of Forensic Linguistics and is the first Filipina to join the board.
Incumbent dean Prof. Michael Anthony Vasco, who took the helm of AB for nine years, will take leadership of the Graduate School. F