Two Artlets profs reap plums from global, national research groups

Photos taken from the UST website.

TWO PROFESSORS of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters bagged international and national research prizes for their doctoral studies in Australian universities.

UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED) Director Assoc. Prof. Jeremaiah Opiniano and Assistant Director Asst. Prof. Pia Patricia Tenedero won this year’s Dissertation Award and Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award, respectively.

Opiniano’s work titled “Overseas Remittances and Rural Hometown Investing: Towards an Understanding of the Migration-and-Local Development Nexus” at the University of Adelaide was hailed by the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), an international research organization.

The award honors a beginning scholar’s outstanding contribution to the field of mixed methods research, MMIRA said.

Opiniano serves as executive director of non-governmental organization Institute for Migration and Development Issues, which conducts policy research and commentaries on migration in the country.

Opiniano finished his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UST in 1997. He has had more than two decades of teaching undergraduate and graduate journalism courses at the University.

The RCSSED head obtained his master’s degree in Professional Studies in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Open University in 2001 and earned his doctorate in Philosophy in Human Geography at the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2021.

Meanwhile, Tenedoro’s study, “Communication that Counts: Language Practice and Ideology in Globalized Accounting,” at Macquarie University was recognized as the best-circulated material in social studies by non-profit social science organization Philippine Social Science Council.

Tenedero has been a language professor at the University for 15 years. In 2023, she began serving as editor-in-chief of the UST Asian Journal of English Language Studies.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Ateneo de Manila University in 2002, master’s degree in Teaching at De La Salle University in 2007 and doctorate in Philosophy in Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia in 2021.

Established in 2017, RCSSED aims to produce projects on sustainable ecosystems and climate change, inclusive education, relevant Catholic church-related matters, and finance soundness and literacy. F

Editor’s note: Tenedero’s position as editor-in-chief of the UST Asian Journal of English Language Studies has been changed and corrected from former to ongoing.

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