AIIAS is delighted to announce the arrival of Dr. Eunice Aclan, who joined the team in the Education Department in January 2024 as a professor specializing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Aclan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pangasinan, Philippines; a Master of Arts in Education from Holy Trinity College in General Santos, Philippines; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics from Universiti Utara Malaysia (University of North Malaysia).
Aclan comes to AIIAS with a wide range of experience as an educator. She served as an international program coordinator at King Mongkut’s University of Technology (KMUTT), one of Thailand’s top public universities, where she designed and implemented an ESL program. As a licensed professional teacher in the Philippines, she developed curricula, actively supported and conducted seminars and training for teachers, established and managed an English testing center, and served as a research consultant for the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP). She later assumed the role of the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at AUP while teaching research, scientific writing, and academic writing in the Center for Graduate Studies.
Aclan is a national evaluator for the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED). She is a member of the Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQAT), the Evaluation and Accreditation Committee, and the Certification Committee. As a prominent figure in education, she has an impressive list of academic publications and presentations. She is frequently invited as a resource speaker for seminars, workshops, and conventions in the Philippines and abroad.
Aclan is joined on the AIIAS campus by her husband, Nole Redentor Aclan, who holds an MA in Educational Administration and currently serves as the coordinator of the Center for English Language Learning at AUP. The couple has three children: Johanna Denice, who is preparing for her Physician Licensure Exam in April; Joshua Reden, a web developer and programmer, and his wife Joshleen; and Jaasiel Knowle, a ninth grader.
The AIIAS family extends a warm welcome to Dr. Eunice, Nole, JD, Josh (Joshleen), and Jako!