VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Maria Jona Develos-Godoy

  • St. Anne College Lucena, Inc. warmly welcomes the new Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Maria Jona Develos-Godoy.

    Dr. Godoy is presently an active dental practitioner and the Managing Partner of BGT Healthcare Center. She was a past Chairman/Officer-in-Charge and Member of the Professional Regulatory Board of Dentistry of the Professional Regulation Commission(2016-2022). She was the Chairman of the Technical Committee for Dental Education (2009-2014) of the Commission on Higher Education. She completed her degrees, Doctor of Dental Medicine (1986) under a 6-year Colgate-PDA scholarship grant, Master of Arts in Teaching (1994), Master of Science in Dental Education (2007) and Doctor of Philosophy major in Curriculum and Supervision (2003) from Centro Escolar University, where she became a University Professor. She rose from the ranks from a faculty member, Asst. Division Chairman, Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Dean and the Dean (2003-2014) of the School of Dentistry. She was the founding dean of St. Anne College Lucena Inc., College of Dentistry in 2015.

    Dr. Godoy was the Secretary of the South East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) in 2013-2014, and a Councilor (2005-2014) of the International Association for Dental Research-South East Asian Division (IADR-SEA). She had been working with the Secretariat of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th China-ASEAN Forum in Dentistry (CAFD). She is an active accreditor of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).

    Dr. Godoy is an educator, lecturer, private dental practitioner, researcher and a board examiner. Her present advocacy is to uplift the standards of dental practice and education in the country through various quality assurance and continuing professional education programs. She just completed the Senior Dental Leaders Program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, in cooperation with Kings College London and the Global Child Dental Fund. Her immediate advocacy is to address the oral condition of children with special needs.