Susan Aquino - Researcher Profile


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Education Program Specialist II


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Dr. Susan G. Aquino was initially employed at the University Extension for almost 10 years and later transferred to the University Research Unit. With Agricultural Engineering as her undergraduate course, she conducted studies on soil and water researches and was a part of the European-funded IRMLA project on Land Use Analysis in East and Southeast Asia.

Her love for extension activities compelled her to take and finished her Master’s Degree and ultimately, her PhD in Rural Development in the same institution where she is currently employed. Armed with a post-graduate course in Integrated Urban-Rural Development, she goes with the saying:

We have the critical skills that this society needs right now … everywhere I look I see social workers; they’re the heart of some chain. They may not be the person standing outside making a speech, but they’re the person running the meeting. They’re making things happen. We are making things happen” (quoted)

She is presently conducting her researches on gender studies and rural development.

Research Publication

  • Susan G. Aquino. 2009. Application of Systems Analysis Methodology to Dingras District, Ilocos Norte. Philippine-Japan International Symposium on Urban-Rural Environmental Sustainability and Socio-Economic Development March 2009
  • Susan G. Aquino. 2008. Utilization of Biogas in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur: Its Impact to the Users. Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology: Energy Security and Sustainability: Assessing the Present and Foreseeing the Future. DOST-NAST 2008 . Volume 30; Issue Num. 1; January 2008
  • Susan G. Aquino. 2007. Beyond Traits, Stereotypes and Profiles: The Ilokano Past the Popular Categories. 2nd NAKEM International Conference. Panagpanaw ken Panagindeg: Exile and Setting in Ilocano and Amianan History and Culture May 2007