Dr. Nueva D. Salaan obtained her PhD in Education at Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan Cagayan de Oro City in 2015. She likewise obtained her Master of Arts in Education Major in Communication Arts in English at the same University. While on the course of her studies, she was awarded one of the Most Outstanding School Paper Advisers in the Philippines in 2008.
Her research interests mainly focus on language, communication and gender and development. One of her researches was entitled Implications of Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) Program, previously a USAID funded project prior to its offering as an institutionally approved program, was aimed at improving and enhancing the employability skills of graduates. Her most recent research was a correlational study on the variables of Computer Assisted Language Learning specifically the Job Enabling English Program (JEEP) and finding relationships among variables found in the records manager of JEEP Start 1 & 2 with her main objective to see which of the variables has a greater influence in the students JEEP Start Performance.
Also, Dean Salaan’s interest on researches in Gender and Development enabled her to present and publish as co-author a paper entitled “ Women farmers’ engagement in farming industries of Claveria, Misamis Oriental.” which was aimed at gauging crucial participation of women farmers for countryside development.
Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), Claveria, Misamis Oriental, designated as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the same time designated as Internal Quality Audit Leader for Quality Management System of USTP Claveria Campus. She is also currently designated as the Radio Station Manager of USTP DXGG 104.3.