Professor Regina Hechanova

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

Ateneo de Manila UniversityQuezon City, Philippines


  • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University
  • M.A. in Psychology and B.S. degrees, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman

Institute Affiliation

  • Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines 
  • President, Psychological Association of the Philippines


Ma. Regina M. Hechanova is Full Professor and the Chair of Department of Psychology in Ateneo de Manila University. She was formerly the executive director of the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development and continues to be a consultant for Ateneo CORD.

She has over 20 years of experience as an HR practitioner and consultant in organizations both in the Philippines and in the US. She received the UP Chancellor's Award for Most Outstanding Faculty in 1996.

A prolific researcher and writer, her book  For the People, With the People: Developing Social Enterprises in the Philippines(2009) won the Cardinal Sin Book Award in 2010. In 2005, Gina was also named Outstanding Young Scientist in 2005 by the National Academy of Science and Technology. In 2010, she was named one of the Ten Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service for her work as an organizational psychologist.

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