Ronald Aurelio Pernia, MEd
Assistant Professor

Ronald Aurelio Pernia is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Programme, College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines. His research focuses on political behavior, comparative authoritarian politics, institutional trust, populism and educational politics. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Political Science at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.



Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan

Master of Education in Social Studies
University of the Philippines Cebu, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
University of the Philippines Visayas- Cebu College, Philippines



Pernia, R. 2021. Authoritarian Values and Institutional Trust: Theoretical Considerations and Evidence in the Philippines. Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. First Published February 23, 2021. [LINK] [ESCI, Scopus] (Early Access)

Pernia, R. 2020. “Dynamics in policy shifts: Multiple streams analysis and the K to 12 Basic Education Program of the Philippines”. Journal of Asian Public Policy. Published online August 18, 2020. [LINK] [SSCI, Scopus] (Early Access)

Pernia, R. 2019. Human Rights in a Time of Populism: Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte. Asia Pacific Social Science Review, 9(3): 56-71. [LINK] [Scopus]

Pernia, R. 2017. The venture into higher education: exploring politics of education in a Philippine local government college. Philippine Political Science Journal, 38(2), 123-145.  [LINK] [SSCI, Scopus]

Pernia, R. 2017. The Dynamics of Decentralization of Higher Education Delivery and Local Politics in the Philippines: the Case of Two Mandaue City Colleges in Cebu Province. IAFOR Journal of Education, 5(2), 87-103. [LINK] [Scopus]

Pernia, R. 2017. Exploring educational politics in two local colleges in Cebu Province, Philippines. Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5(3). [LINK] [Asian Citation Index, CHEd Accredited Journal]

You can check Prof. Pernia’s google scholar profile HERE.