Dr. John Marasigan

Dr. Marasigan has taught in multiple countries in three levels of education: high school, undergraduate, and graduate school. Outside his teaching duties, Dr. Marasigan has worked in the fields of industry and government. After teaching for many years at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Dr. Marasigan accepted a position teaching Psychology at Corpus with the goal of inspiring students to apply the discipline learned in statistics beyond the classroom into their life as professionals and socially conscious persons.

In his free time, Dr. Marasigan enjoys spending time with his wife traveling the world and cooking for his family, especially his two little granddaughters. He is also an avid writer and his young adult debut novel will be published as two volumes by the end of 2019.


MBA Spec., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1982

Ph.D. (Psychology), Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1981

Spec. in Guidance & Counseling, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1973

M.A. (Psychology), Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1972

M.Ed., Loyola University of Los Angeles, California, 1969

B.S. Ed., St. Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines, 1965

B.A., St. Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines, 1964


Predictors of Academic Success: A Comparative Longitudinal Study (presented and published at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, Summer 2010)

Communications Within a Post-secondary Institution: Analysis and Recommendations (presented and published at the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, Summer 2008)

College Academic Success Predictors: A Cross-cultural Study, 2004 ( read and published at the International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, Summer 2004)

Public Safety Communication Operators of B.C. Job Analysis (the very first ever done in Western Canada), September 1995

Public Safety Communication Operators Prior Learning Assessment, September ’97

Revision of the Licensing Examination for Marriage, Family, and Child Counselors, State of California, 1987

Development and Value of the St. Louis University College Qualification Test, published in the St. Louis Journal, 1982

Previous Appointments

Consultant. Psychology (First Canadian Edition). Worth Publishers, 2005

Consultant. Statistical Techniques in Business and Economics (First Canadian Edition). McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2003-2004

Faculty Member (Part time), Course Development (Writer and Consultant), Open Learning, 1993 to present

Instructor, KPU, 1991 to 2016

Marketing Representative, Customized Training & Business Development, KPU, 1997 Consultant, Public Safety Communications Program, KPU, 1995-1997

Sessional Instructor, UBC Counseling Psychology and EPSE Depts., 1990 and 1991

Vice President, Testing, Key Executive Recruiters, Vancouver 1988-1990

Test Validation & Development Specialist, Dept. of Consumer Affairs, State of California, 1985-1988

Employment Development Manager, Royal Computer Graphics, San Francisco, California, 1983-1985

Asso. Professor, St. Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines, 1969-1977

High School Instructor, Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles, California, 1967-1969

High School Instructor, St. Louis Boys High School, Baguio City, Philippines 1964-1966

Professional Societies

IAAP (International Association Of Applied Psychology) – 2009 - present

PGPA (Personnel Association), 1983 – 1988