Dr. Jalton Garces Taguibao is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Management at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and Masters in Public Management from the University of the Philippines-Manila. He received his degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He also completed postgraduate studies abroad on research methodology and Quantitative Text Analysis at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany and Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, respectively. Dr. Taguibao also served as a member of the faculty of the Asia Pacific Studies Program (APS) of the University of the Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), and the Department of Social Sciences (DSS) at the University of the Philippines-Manila. His specializations are in public policy, policy research and analysis, and research methodology. His interests are in the areas of sustainability, environment, technology and innovations, and political communication. He currently holds the 2019-2021 One U.P. Faculty Grant Award in Political Science (Public Policy) for Outstanding Research and Public Service in the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Apart from his engagements in the academe, he has also been involved in policy research and consultancy for government agencies and civil society organizations since 1999. Dr. Taguibao was Project & Research Manager of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-East Asia and the Pacific – a regional network of NGOs working with state agencies in promoting governance-centered programs and projects. He has, on several occasions, served as project consultant and trainor at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute, the National Commission for Culture and Arts, and the National Defense College of the Philippines.
Dr. Taguibao also currently serves as the Co-convenor of the Data Science for Public Policy Program (DSPP) of the University of the Philippines-System Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS). He also serves as the Sustained Academic Excellence (SAE)/Quality Assurance Officer of the UP Department of Political Science.