UP AIT Professors Dela Santa and Mena were awarded with the 2021 UPD Centennial Professorial Chair. Earlier this year, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs released the call for applications to the 2021 Cycle of the UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chair and Faculty Grant Awards.
The Centennial Professorial Chair recognizes the importance of advanced degree, research and creative work, and mentoring in the overall advancement of teaching in the University. Applicants were screened based on their achievements in mentorship, a published research or creative work, and a doctoral degree.
For the 2020 Cycle, Professors Reil G. Cruz, Edieser Dela Santa, and Emma Lina F. Lopez were part of the awardees of the Centennial Professorial Chair for their academic and research achievements since 2018.Read: 193 faculty receive UPD Centennial awards
For this year’s cycle, the research achievements of the awardees were included in international publications. Prof. Miguela M. Mena was the lead author of a book chapter entitled “Linking Responsible Rural Tourism to Agritourism in the Philippines: A Case Study of Costales Nature Farms” in Responsible Rural Tourism in Asia, published by Channelview Publications in October 2020. One of the recent research achievements of Prof. Edieser Dela Santa is the co-authorship of the article “Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Performance: Developing a Modality of Heritage Tourism” published in the 31st Volume of Tourism Management Perspectives.
UP AIT wishes to congratulate the achievements of its faculty, and for spearheading excellence in tourism education and research.