Finaflor F. Taylan, DProfSt.

Assistant Professor 

Faculty of Management and Development Studies

University of the Philippines Open University

  • Social Work
  • Gender and development and Women’s studies
  • Community engagement in Higher Education
  • Social Development
  • Online and distance learning and teaching

Taylan, F. F. (2022). “Motivations for Public Service and Community Engagement in the University of the Philippines Open University.” ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning 14(1): 39-53.

  • Development of Public Service Framework for the University of the Philippines Open University 
  • Community Engagement as a Social Work Field in Education
  • Basic Research on Mangrove awareness with Gender component (with UPLB faculty)


  • Community Organizing training and workshops, 4 batches of social workers organized by DSWD Regional Office 7 and Ateneo de Davao University (with the Professional Regulatory Board for Social Workers) July to December 2022

Subject Matter Expert 

  • Virtual Learning Session on Gender, Securities and Exchange Commission, December 1, 2022

Subject Matter Expert on Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)

  • Human Resources Symposium, Civil Service Commission, September 14-26, 2022

Plenary speaker

  • Women Sustainability Forum, August 31, 2022

Reactor for the DSWD Policy Study Session 

Reactor for DSWD STB on Project CARERS project


  • EIDR Satoyama webinar: Women participation in biodiversity, 2022
  • Various Social Work and Gender and Development trainings with various organizations 

Invited panelist/ speakers

  • USM-UPOU webinar on Post-Graduate Journey 
  • Psychology From the East, Psychology From the West International Conference 2022 

Paper Presenter

  • ICODEL 2021 paper presentation on Gender and Psychosocial Support and Use of Case Study in Online Teaching and Learning 
  • NASWEI Conference 2021: Plenary Speaker on Online Teaching and Learning
  • CUPSCON 2021: Volunteer Management for Remote Psychosocial Support by Social Workers 

All Social Work courses 

Social Welfare in Asean 

Gender and Education 

Community Service Awardee 2020; University of Southern Queensland; Student Awards 2020

E-Wisely award by Women Sustainability Academy, 2022

Best Paper Award: AsiaEngage Regional Conference 2016

Magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Top 8, Licensure Examination for Social Workers, 2004

Director, Office of Gender Concerns; member, Chancellor Advisory Council (CAC)

Program Chair, Diploma in/ Master of Social Work 

University Council Execom Member as Chair of Committee on Faculty Conduct and Welfare