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Myrene Magabo

University of the Philippines Open University and University of Phoenix

United States of America - Philadelphia

Specializes in Communication, Instruction, Education, Research, Strategic Planning and Development.

Biography

Myrene Magabo specializes in communication, education, research, strategic planning and development. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Communication at the University of Philippines – Open University. She has dedicated her scholarly endeavors observing and the process of instruction (teaching and learning). Through a continuous process of reflective research, she developed various schema or mental models to illustrate how instruction occurs within the highly purposeful communication process. Myrene accumulated more than a decade of extensive teaching and designing of instruction being as communications instructor since 2002 from the Philippines to the United States of America. She had taught and designed courses both online and face-to-face. She takes pride and gratitude having taught Economics courses at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in the Philippines, as well as Communications courses at the Central Colleges of the Philippines. Her teaching and instructional design journey continued in the United States starting from Father Duenas College Preparatory School in Guam (2004-2005), to Lancaster Community College in California in 2006, to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2007. In 2008-2015, she taught as Communications Instructor with Penn State University Hazleton campus. At that same year in 2008, she received an offer too to teach at the University of Phoenix online where she continues to be employed at present. As a character driven person, Myrene values diversity and is guided by her sense of integrity; she brings that awareness to her students. A hard worker and dedicated employee, Myrene is also tech savvy, a big fan of leisure and travel (whether it is for a conference or a personal and family travel), and she takes advantage by communicating with new people wherever in the world she finds herself. She maintains important personal and professional relationships with family, acquaintances, and friends across the globe. With her family atop her priorities, she spends most of her time with her husband and daughter, and in between trips to nature, watching movies, taking a walk in the park, experimenting the fun art of cooking, cracking the wit and humor in between debates with her lifetime closest friends and ally for life: her husband and daughter. Her philosophy in life and in teaching is one that embraces fun and joy in learning, inspired by Albert Einstein thought that, “Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty." Learning must be enjoyable! Never regard study as duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.” For Myrene, life is a learning journey and love is the law binds every soul to his or her creator. With that same love, the journey is fueled with hope, faith, joy, and strength until the soul comes back home to his or her creator. Myrene has been recently elected as Co-Chairperson of the Board of the International Communications Association - Student and Early Career Scholars (ICA-SECAC) to serve a two-year term and will assume the Chairmanship after that. She has been an Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the American Communication Association since 2015 and has been an Associate Director of the Global Listening Center (GLC), serving as member of the GLC Academic Board, as member of the GLC Ethics Committee, Membership Selection Committee, and Chair of the GLC Instructional Division.