William Mel C. Paglinawan

Field of Study / Research: English as a Second Language / Teaching Tagalog

Program: Fulbright - Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) Program


Philippine Affiliation: Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, General Santos City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


He completed his college education at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU) with the degree Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Mass Communication. When he flinched a career in the academe, he became passionate in pursuing graduate studies and latter completed his degree in Master of English in Applied Linguistics (MEAL) at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) in Davao City. At present, he is an Assistant Professor at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University handling language; literature; journalism and communication subjects.  He is also a graduate school instructor giving lectures on the techniques in executive writing among MPA and MBA students of Notre Dame of Kidapawan College in Cotabato Province.

Moreover, shaping communities through extension program is one of the values he treasured as a graduate from a Marist institution. In almost five years of teaching, he became active on various community extension services and he has facilitated the NDDU CAS Community-Teaching Program among the children of the B’laan community in Sarangani Province.


Other areas of interest:

Literature and Language Teaching; Research; Creative and Technical Writing; Intercultural communication; Applied Linguistics; Journalism; Photography; Media studies; Curriculum development; Lecturing; Community Extension Services

Education & Training
Bachelor’s degree - Bachelor of Arts (AB) In Mass Communication, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University , Marist Avenue, General Santos City, Philippines (2008-2013)

Training/Leadership Workshops
  • Participant/Paper Presenter, Linguistic Society of the Philippines Annual National Conference on Language Research, Linguistic Society of the Philippines, April 5-10, 2017
  • Participant/Paper Presenter, International Conference on Linguistics, Language Pedagogy and Literature, University of Mindanao and Central Mindanao University, June 28-30, 2016
  • Participant, Understanding the Minorities in Region XII: Preserving the Blaan Community in SOCCSKSARGEN, Local Government Unit of General Santos, June 12, 2016
  • Participant, Training-Seminar on Effective Senior High School Teaching towards Global Competitiveness, Davao Christian High School, January 30, 2016
  • Participant, Leaders’ Gender Sensitization on GAD in Private Education Institution, St. Scholastica’s College, November 18, 2015
  • Participant, RA 9710: Magna Carta of Women (MCW) in the Light of GAD, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, October 3, 2015
  • Participant/Paper Presenter, International Conference on Language, Literature, and Linguistics, Linguistic Society of Mindanao, August 24-26, 2014
  • Participant, NDDU Leadership Training Seminar, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, July 29, 2013
  • Participant, Seminar on Problems in Reading and Composition, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, May 3-4, 2013
  • Participant, Teambuilding Seminar on Proper Handling of People as Future Media Practitioners, Notre Dame of Dadiangas Univ., August 22, 2012
  • Participant, Media Forum on Decriminalizing Libel Law in conjunction with the Celebration of the World Press Freedom Day, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, May 24, 2012
  1. Masig-ay na Guro Awardee (February 13, 2017) Confederation of Clubs and Organizations (CCO), Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
  2. Winning Coach for the National Disaster Consciousness Photography and Photo-Essay Competition (Tertiary Level Category) (July 15, 2016) RDRRMC XII; Department of National Defense and Commission on Higher Education
  3. Winning Coach in Extemporaneous Speaking (Regional Level) (December 1, 2016) Notre Dame Educational Association (NDEA-Meet) and Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA Meet – General Santos)
  4. Winning Coach in Broadcasting Competition for Tertiary Level (City Wide) (May 13, 2016) ABS-CBN Regional Network (General Santos)