Professor Santos strongly believes in the benefits of cross and trans-disciplinary fusion of academia, community service and corporate practices, brings to individuals and society. Romeo Santos feels that extending the classroom into the outside world rewards us. After all, living is in effect a cross and trans-disciplinary mixture of life pursuits.
Professor Santos is affiliated with the University of the Philippines and maintains diverse practices in the industry including community work and international development fields. This career enables Romeo “Rom” Santos to work in league with practitioners in national government agencies (NGAs); local and international NGOs; UN, financial intermediaries; development organizations, and many other professionals in the public, private, and plural sectors. As Executive Director of WorkLand M&E Institute, a non-profit think tank, Rom helps provide training in research, organizational development, and results-based monitoring and evaluation in the Philippines and Asia.
Professor Santos earned a Doctorate in Architectural Engineering with a Major in Project Management & Economics from Chiba University, Japan. Rom also completed an advance course in results-based development evaluation (IPDET 2008) in Carleton University, Canada under a World Bank scholarship and had a stint, in 2009 in the USA, as a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor.