Dr. Neulin Villanueva

DEPUTY CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Education

2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (Educational Leadership and Higher
Education Specialization)-University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

2011 School Improvement Specialist Certificate-University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

1998 Master of Education in Secondary Education (Concentration: Educational
Leadership Concentration)-University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

1993 Bachelor of Science in Biology (Chemistry Minor)-University of North Florida,
Jacksonville, FL

1991 Associate of Science in Biology and Chemistry-St. John’s College Sixth Form, Belize
City

1989 High School Diploma in Academic Studies-Pallotti High School, Belize City

1985 Primary School Certificate-St. Ignatius Primary School, Belize City

Career

2015-present Deputy Chief Education Officer-Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture

2012-2015 Researcher/Planner-Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

2005-2009 Dean-St. John’s College, Junior College

2003-2005 Assistant Dean for Student Affairs-St. John’s College, Junior College

1993-2003 Biology Lecturer- St. John’s College, Junior College

Awards

1991 Central American Peace Scholar –United States Agency for International Development

2010 St. John Berchmans Award for Faculty in Service to Students-St. John’s College Junior
College

Professional Service

2015-present Member, Board of Directors, Statistical Institute of Belize

2013-2015 Member, Board of Management, Sadie Vernon High School

2006-2008 Vice-Chair, Association of Tertiary Level Institutions in Belize

Contact

Phone: (501) 203-6486, (501) 822-2380

Website: https://www.moecst.gov.bz/

Email: neulin.villanueva@moe.gov.bz

Publications

Villanueva, N.N. (2014). Creating an enabling environment for stakeholder involvement in quality assurance: Lessons from below. Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance, 11th Annual Conference.
http://www.canqate.org/Portals/0/Documents/Papers%20and%20Presentations%20of%20CANQATE%20Conference%202014.compressed.pdf


Villanueva, N. N. (2012). Assuring quality in Belizean higher education: A collective case study of institutional perspectives and practices. Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research. Paper 83.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1085&context=cehsedaddiss

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