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Ma. Theresa H. Velasco
DSC, Professor and CDC Dean


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Before her stint as Chair of the Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Ma'am Tere was first Chair of the Department of Science Communication. She earned her undergraduate degree in AB Journalism in UP Diliman in 1982. After which, she took her graduate studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, then her PhD in Development Communication here in UPLB. Ma'am Tere has more than two decades of experience in the development/pre-testing/production of IEC materials and training management. In fact, she was the former Director of both the UPLB Public Affairs Office and the UPLB Publishing Center.

Her dissertation "The Role of Science Communication in the Promotion of Science and Technology in Philippine Setting" in 1998 plus her professorial chairs entitled "Promoting a Science and Technology Culture Through a Revitalized Science Communication Curriculum" and "Science Communication as a Domain of Development Communication: An Emerging Field of Study and Practice" are testament to her passion for science communication as a field of study in development communication.

Major fields of specialization:
Development journalism, publications writing, editing, and production, writing and editing in Filipino, science communication, strategic communication, health communication, social marketing, scientific and technical writing and editing, management and leadership

Room: 103A
Email: reveal e-mail address
Contact No: ( 63.49) 536-2511 ext 405 or direct line ( 63.49) 536-3356

Consultation Hours

First Semester, 2011-2012
10am-12nn, TWTh