Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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Donna Paz T. Reyes, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Environment


Donna Paz T. Reyes, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the graduate program of the Department of Environment of Miriam College.

As former executive director of the Environmental Studies Institute of the school, she initiated and supervised field conservation projects in protected areas located in the Sierra Madre Mountains, including Biak-na-Bato National Park and Kaliwa Watershed.

Under her term, Miriam College became a Dark Green School and won the 2013 Search for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Schools.

She teaches natural resources management, environmental education, ecotourism, ecology, biology and zoology to undergraduate and graduate students.

Her dissertation at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, was titled Towards a framework for enhancing protected area management through ecohistorical tourism, capacity-building and environmental education.



  • Developing Resilient Persons: Teaching and Learning Modules. QC: MC 2017
  • Department of Tourism Guidebook for LGUs (as writer) (e-published 2012)
  • Environmental Education in Protected Area Management: Case Study of Biak-na-bato National Park, article in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of Asia Pacific Tourism Association: Tourism Development in the Asia-Pacific Region, July 10-13, 2002, Dalian City, China
  • 7 Lenses: Environmental principles as if adults mattered (2003), co-author , chapter on biodiversity.
  • Towards a Framework for Enhancing Protected Area Management, Faculty Research Journal, Miriam College, Vol 26, Nov 2006
  • Air Care in Action (2007), Module writer on Effective Information, Education and Communication Techniques
  • Section writer on Women and Disaster Risk Preparedness, UNDP gender country report
  • Overview of Recreation, Tourism and Ecotourism, ASEAN Biodiveristy, Vol 7, July-Sept 2008, p.11-15
  • Writer, Modules on Integration of Environmental Education in Biology, for the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines, 2007
  • Co-author, Making Tourism Work: Developing Community-based Ecotourism Enterprise