The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) welcomes Dr. Joane V. Serrano as the newly appointed Director for the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC), effective this 12 August 2020 until 28 February 2021.

Dr. Serrano is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy Major in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and her Master of Management Major in Development Management and Bachelor of Science in Development Communication from the same university.

                   Dr. Joane V. Serrano serves as new OGC Drector.

Gender and empowerment has always been a topic of interest for Dr. Serrano. Her recent research studies focused on Gender Portrayal in UP Open University Social Media Sites, and Gender Sensitivity of UPOU-produced Open Educational Resources.

Dr. Serrano is also currently serving as Director for the Office of Public Affairs of the UPOU.