Catanduanes State University

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Getting to know Dr. Jovert R. Balunsay


Dr. Balunsay is an Associate Professor V at Catanduanes State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is currently the director of the Sentro ng Wika at Kultura, an office created by the SUC President III, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, and approved by the Board of Regents in January 2022.

Among his administrative designations, Dr. Balunsay served as the Graduate School Chairperson for Non Education-related graduate programs in 2021, and was previously the research coordinator at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). He also guided the CatSU Statesman, the university's student publication as its former adviser.

From his teaching experience at DepEd in Sto. Domingo National High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay, Dr. Balunsay transferred to CatSU and began his journey in 2013 as an Instructor I. This was the start of his rising through the ranks to his current position.

Dr. Balunsay has provided expert services in Research with involvement in committees covering Specialization for Undergraduate Thesis in the different programs in the College of Education, as well as in Filipino, Graduate School Level IV, and the Accreditation Task Force for Master of Arts in Filipino Education. He also served as a committee member for its Dissertation.

With his expertise, he has become one of the most sought-after resource persons for Consultancy services, serving as a Panelist/Evaluator for Master's Thesis, editor and adviser of Masters in undergraduate thesis, and a LET Review lecturer. He also takes resource speakership as well.

Recently, Dr. Balunsay was pleased to share the availability of physical copies of the copyrighted books which were outputs of his research in CatSU. These research outputs are for utilization in some Filipino subjects in CatSU.

"All outputs were submitted to the National Library for copyright registration and were approved in December 2022," Dr. Balunsay said.

"I am really motivated because I get to discover new knowledge, and because of that, I am more driven to create and finish instructional materials that could help our students," he added.

Dr. Balunsay remarked that students need to be supported in terms of helping them understand, especially Education students, that research and teaching are two essential things they need to learn to produce higher learning outcomes, which is a vital effort in improving our quality of instruction. #CVecilles