Joan M. Dizon

Asst. Prof. Joan Macapagal Dizon, MDC
Assistant Professor II
Chairperson, BA Communication Program (2012-2013)
BA Communication Extension Facilitator (2006-2008, 2018)
Adviser, CAS Student Council (2008-2009)
Adviser, College Red Cross Youth (2010-2013)
Adviser, Snaipseht (2009-2011)
Extension Facilitator, BA Communication (2007-2012)
Member, Documentation Committee for SLSU Events (2007-present)

Areas of Specialization: Social Media, Development Communication, Advertising, Meme Studies, Semiotics, Broadcasting

Contact Information:
Public Pages: Academia  |  Research Gate  |  LinkedIN  |  Wordpress

Short Bio

Jo is currently writing her dissertation at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She, likewise, studied Media and Religion from the Society of St. Paul Seminary Foundation, and Mandarin Language in Ateneo de Manila University and Sun-Yat Sen University in China. She was a visiting professor in Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam and taught both undergraduate and graduate students. She is an author/editor of collegiate modules, and is a regional speaker on Communication, Media and Leadership. Jo is also a certified Advanced English Proficiency Trainer in Grammar and Fluency by the Business Process Association of the Philippines.

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Media Studies Candidate (ongoing)
University of the Philippines Diliman (Quezon City, Philippines)
SLSU Faculty & Staff Development Scholar
Fulbright-CHED Dissertation Grant Fellow (Michigan State University, USA)

Master of Development Communication (2012)
University of the Philippines Open University (Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication (1995)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines)

Subjects Taught

Research 1: Research Methods 
Research 2: Thesis Writing 
Foreign Language: Mandarin 
Communication Management and Entrepreneurship 
Development Communication 
Science and Health Communication 
Introduction to Communication Media 
Media Ethics 
Writing for Radio and Television 
Introduction to Film Advertising Principles and Practices 
Advanced Writing for Print 
Speech Communication 
Writing in the Discipline 
Study and Thinking Skills 
Vocabulary building and communicative grammar 
Visiting Professor, Thai Nguyen University, Viet Nam
Visiting Professor, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, Viet Nam

Special Awards/ Prizes

Fellow (Dissertation Grant, 2018-2019), CHED-Fulbright, October 26, 2017 
Parangal ng Pagkilala, UP College of Mass Communication, April 25, 2018, April 27, 2017, April 29, 2016
Fellow, Kritika: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism, Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, De La Salle University, May 2-6, 2017
Fellow, UP Gawad Plaridel Masterclass: Scriptwriting, UP College of Mass Communication, September 2015
Outstanding Student (University Scholar), University of the Philippines - Diliman, May 6, 2015
With High Honors, Mandarin Language Program, Sun-Yat Sen University & Hanban, Guangzhou, China, May 30, 2008

Research and Publications

Research Publications

Dizon, Joan M. 2015. "Brand(ishing) Power: The politics of a logo". Tilamsik: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 8(1). 201-203.

Dizon, Joan M. 2014. “What’s on your mind? Rhetorics of Identity Construction in Facebook”. Available at conference-on-media- masscommunication- 

Research Presentations

Dizon, Joan M. 2017. “Voices in the wilderness: Broadcast personalities’ industry experiences during the Martial Law Era”. Paper presented at The Remains of a Dictatorship: An International Conference on the Philippines under Marcos, Novotel Hotel, Quezon City, Philippines, 3-4 August, 2017 (with conference grant from Philippine Studies, Ateneo de Manila University)

Dizon, Joan M. 2016. “Sleepless in Cyberspace: How Facebook creates a culture of insomnia among Filipino youth”. Paper presented at the Asian Congress for Media and Communication 2016 International Conference, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 27-29 October, 2016 (with Research Dissemination Grants from the University of the Philippines - Office of International Linkages and UP College of Mass Communication)

Dizon, Joan M. 2016. “Meme Generation: Cultural productions in meme circulations”. Paper presented at Mulat: The 6th Sining del Pilar, Cecilia Lazaro Kritika Series, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 17 March, 2016

Dizon, Joan M. 2014. “What’s on your mind? Rhetorics of Identity Construction in Facebook”. Paper presented at the Fifth MediAsia and FilmAsia 2014, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan, 12-16 November, 2014 (with travel grants from Southern Luzon State University and the UP College of Mass Communication) 

Book Publications

Dizon, Joan M. 2016. "Legal and Ethical Considerations". In Manzanilla, S.M., Dizon, J.M., & Guinto, N.L. [Eds.], Communication in the scientific and technical professions. Lucban, Philippines: SLSU Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities. ISBN 978-621-95386-3-3

Manzanilla, S.M., Dizon, J.M., & Guinto, N.L. [Eds.] (2016). Communication in the scientific and technical professions. Lucban, Philippines: SLSU Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities. ISBN 978-621-95386-3-3 

Newspaper Publications

Dizon, Joan M. 2013, August 5. Jewels in my classroom. Philippine Daily Inquirer August 5, 2013 (Also available at

Extension Services & Volunteer Work

Keynote Speaker, "Eh di wow! Communicating faith ver. 2.0, PhiloComm Fest 2015, Society of St. Paul Seminary Foundation, November 14, 2015
Thesis Panelist, St. Paul University - QC, 2014-2018 
Junior Reviewer, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), 2014 
Media Production Staff/Publication Staff, Daughters of St. Paul/Paulines Publishing, July 1998 – August 1999
Campus Minister, Campus Ministry Office Polytechnic University of the Philippines, May 1995 – October 1995

Professional Affiliations

Fulbright Alumni Association
Philippine Association of Communication Educators
Association of Tertiary Press Advisers of Southern Tagalog
Association of Communication and Media Educators

Updated: October 7, 2019