Regular Faculty


DOMINIQUE SASHA AMORSOLO, Assistant Professor

Specialization: Physical geography, environmental studies
Research Interests: GIS & geospatial technologies and storytelling, human adaptations to fluvial geomorphologies, geo-histories
Emaildnamorsolo@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: CSSP FC 416
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VANESSA JOY ANACTA, PhD, Assistant Professor

Specialization: Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Geospatial Technologies, Hazards and Vulnerability Research
Research Interests: Wayfinding, Spatial Cognition (of Disasters), Participatory GIS
Emailvaanacta@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number:
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MYLENE T. DE GUZMAN, Assistant Professor

Specialization: Cultural Geography
Research Interests: Geographies of gender, labor geographies, emotional geographies, health geographies, digital geography
Email: mtdeguzman1@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: CSSP FC 401
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EMMANUEL B. GARCIA, EnP, Assistant Professor
Specializations:  Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Land Use Planning
Research Interests: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Heritage Mapping, Transport and Development

Emailebgarcia1@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: CSSP FC 412
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DARLENE J. OCCEÑA-GUTIERREZ, PhD Professor
Specialization: Climatology
Research Interests: Climate-Related Disasters, Climate Change and SEA, Hazard Perception and Spatial Vulnerability

Emaildogutierrez@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2375
Room Number: PAV 2236
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MARIA CELESTE H. HERMIDA, Instructor
Specialization: Demography
Research Interests: Residual populations, solo-living, migration
Email: mhhermida1@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: CSSP FC 418
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MARCO STEFAN B. LAGMAN, PhD, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Transnational Communities, Imagined Geographies, Informal Settlements
Email: mblagman1@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2374
Room Number: CSSP FC 406
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YANY P. LOPEZ, PhD Assistant Professor

Specializations: Geographic Education, Geography of the Philippines
Research Interests: Fieldwork and Research Methods, Disaster Education, Environmental Education, Children’s Geographies, Child Participation
Emailyplopez@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 loc. 2222
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DANIEL L. MABAZZA, D.Eng Professor
Specializations: Transportation Geography, Urban and Regional Planning
Research Interests: Quantitative Methods
Emaildaniel.mabazza@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2373
Room Number: CSSP FC 417
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MA. SIMEONA M. MARTINEZ, Assistant Professor

Specialization: Remote Sensing
Research Interests: Agrarian Transition; indigenous peoples’ rights; GIS for local and community-based management planning; GIS for education; countercartographies

Email: ma_simeona.martinez@upd.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2377
Room Number:
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LOU ANGELI OCAMPO, PhD Assistant Professor

Specialization: Political Ecology, Rural Geographies
Research Interests: Indigenous knowledge and resource management, Risk perception, Socionatural hazards and disasters

Email: laocampo@upd.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: PAV 2234
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JOSEPH PALIS, PhD Associate Professor; Department Chairperson

Specializations: Media-geographies, Film Geographies, Spatial Humanities, Countercartographies,  Emotional Geographies, Violent geographies, Nightscapes, Geonarratives, Island/Archipelagic Studies
Emailjepalis@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2415
Room Number: CSSP FC 410
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ANDRE QUIRAY, Assistant Professor

Specialization: Rural Geography
Email: aequiray@upd.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: PAV 2232

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KRISTIAN KARLO C. SAGUIN, PhD Associate Professor
Specializations: Political ecology, urban political ecology, urban studies, resource geographies, fisheries and aquaculture
Emailkcsaguin@up.edu.ph
Office Phone: 9818500 ext. 2222
Room Number: CSSP FC 405
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