The Working Committee for the LSPIC2021 is headed by Dr. Leah E. Gustilo, the Director for Conferences of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines Executive Board and Dr. Rachelle B. Lintao, the Chair of the UST Department of English.
They are supported by a Logistics Committee. Mr. Charles Bryan Manuel D. Mateo provides communication and logistical support while Mr. Lester Raimundo L. Lintao, the web designer, gives technical support.
The Working Committee was appointed by the Linguistic Society of the Philippines Executive Board with Dr. Alejandro S. Bernardo as the President.
Dr. Leah E. Gustilo
LSPIC 2021 Chair
Dr. Leah E. Gustilo is an associate professor in the Department of English and Applied Linguistics in De La Salle University. She is an Article Editor in Sage Open Publications, Associate Editor of Philippine Journal of Linguistics, and the Chief Editor of Modern Journal of Studies in English Language Teaching and Literature. She had been involved in several research projects funded by the British Council, Fund to Assistance for Private Education, Philippines; Japan International Cooperation Agency Philippines; Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.; and University Research Coordination Office of De La Salle University. She has published articles on Philippine English, online self-presentation, internet talk, use of technology in the classroom, and ESL writing and assessment in reputable international journals and has presented her research works in conferences in Asia, USA, and Europe. Dr. Gustilo had short visiting professorship stints in University of Hawaii in Hilo (March 2020) and in Tokyo City University (February 2018).
Dr. Rachelle B. Lintao
LSPIC 2021 Co-Chair
Dr. Rachelle Ballesteros-Lintao is a full professor in the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas (UST). She is the incumbent Chair of the UST Department of English and the Program Lead of the English Language Studies in the UST Graduate School. She is also a Research Associate at the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED). As a plain language advocate, she is Clarity’s Country Representative in the Philippines and serves as a judge of the ClearMark Awards sponsored by the Center for Plain Language in recognizing the plain language communication written for consumers in North American Organizations. She is the Treasurer of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP) and a volunteer English trainer of the Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education (FUSE).
Dr. Lintao has presented papers in local and international conferences in line with her research interests in forensic linguistics, language and technology, discourse analysis, and language education. She has been invited as a resource speaker and lecturer in various fora and seminars on designing research for publication, technology and teaching in the 21st century, language and law, and language teaching. Dr. Lintao is a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of English Language Studies and the i-manager’s Journal on English Language Teaching.