Artlets assistant dean named acting dean

Photo from the official website of the University of Santo Tomas

THE ASSISTANT dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) has been appointed acting dean a year after she was named to the second highest post in the college.

AB Assistant Dean Prof. Melanie Turingan will succeed Jacqueline Lopez-Kaw, who was designated acting AB dean in 2022.

Turingan was UST assistant registrar from 2018 to 2022 before her appointment as assistant dean of AB in December last year.

A history professor, Turingan finished her bachelor’s degree in Asian studies at the University in 2002.

She obtained her master’s degree in history also from UST in 2004 and earned her doctorate in Philippine studies at De La Salle University in 2016.

Turingan teaches the Life and Works of Rizal, Philippine Cultural History and Readings in Philippine History.

In 2018, she became a finalist of the Gawad Santo Tomas in the Assistant Professor category for her excellence in her field.

She was recognized as the best teacher in basic sciences at the College of Rehabilitation and Sciences from 2017 to 2019. – Cali Asajar

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