Juan O. Mesquida is an Associate Professor in the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at UA&P. He holds a doctoral degree in History from the University of Santo Tomas (Manila) and a licentiate degree in Modern Spanish History (BA and MA) from the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain). Dr. Mesquida has previously served as the Chair of the History Department and as the Operations Secretary of CAS. He loves teaching undergraduate and graduate students courses about world history, Spanish and Latin American history, historical research, and historiography.
Most of his research revolves around the history of philanthropy in the Spanish period of Philippine history and how it evolved throughout three centuries. At present, he is part of several multi-author book research projects about Philippine history in the Spanish period with local and international scholars.