Professor Angelo Merino is an Adjunct Professor for the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program and Asian Studies Program. He teaches YPSP 222: Philippine Boxing and Culture which focuses on the diverse societies and communities of Filipinos in the Philippines and America as well as the history of Philippine boxing. In addition, he teaches YPSP 333: Boxing and Social Justice, a unique course which combines recreational sports, cultural diversity and service learning. In conjunction with Prof. Joaquin Gonzalez III, they teach Knowledge Activism, an introductory course in activism focusing on Filipino and Asian American communities.
Prof. Merino is a Coach Emeriti for the USF Boxing team. He is licensed level 2 by the USA Boxing Association, internationally certified and recognized by Amateur Boxing of Philippines and licensed by the California State Athletic Commission as a professional boxing trainer. Prof. Merino co-authored “Pancho to Pacquiao: Philippine Boxing in and out of the Ring” and “One Pacman: Four Biographies,” featured in the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review.
- MA, Sports and Fitness Management, University of San Francisco
- BS, Economics, San Sebastian College