Amando Respicio Boncales, B.A., M.S.Ed., M.A. 



Ed.D. Instructional Technology December 2015, Northern Illinois University.

M.S.Ed. Instructional Technology, December 2012, Northern Illinois University.

M.A. History, May 2013, Northern Illinois University.

Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, December 2009, Northern Illinois University.

Certified Nursing Assistant, November 2009, Illinois Department of Public Heath.

B.A. History, March 2002, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines. 


Boncales, A. R., & Butler, R. P. (2013). The Argus PA-200 Projector. TechTrends, 57(2), 10–10. doi:10.1007/s11528-013-0638-0

Boncales, A. R. (2008). The United States’ Image Construction in the Colonial Philippines. Graduate School Journal of Research 6 No. 3&4. (Nov.2008-March 2009): 11-21. 

Boncales, A. R. (2008). Bates Treaty: An Encounter with the Sulu Sultanate. Graduate School Journal of Research 6 No. 3&4. (Nov.2008-March 2009): 35-48.


Boncales, A. R. (2012). Transitional Change: A Concept in Emerging Technology. 2012 IAECT Fall Conference. City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College –Harold Washington Cultural Center. 


Boncales, A. R. (2012). Transitional Challenge: An Issue of Trust and Faith in Emerging Technologies. A graduate paper as a requirement in ETT – 571 Instructional Technology: Promotion and Integration class, Spring 2012. 

Boncales, A. R. (2007). The Gurler House: The Composition and Structure of DeKalb’s Historic Site. A graduate research paper presented in Introduction to Museum Studies Class, Fall 2007. 

Boncales, A. R. (2002). The Preliminary History of Tukuran. An undergraduate thesis presented to the History Department, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines, Second Semester 2002. 


Boncales, A. R. (2009). Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing: An exhibition of prints by David Driesbach. This exhibition received the Illinois Association of Museums Award of Excellence in the Exhibits Category in Spring, 2009.

- Exhibition Design

- Conducted and facilitated research, writing, and text panels.


Museum Volunteer, The Anthropology Museum, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2008 – Present. 

-Assisted the director in collection management. 

Museum Intern, The Anthropology Museum, Northern Illinois University, Summer 2008. 

-Refined the database system of the museum. 

-Developed a theme and mounted an exhibit titled, “Cambodia Born Anew.” 

-Interpreted exhibit to visitors. 

-Demonstrated techniques to properly document, package and transport artifacts between NIU to Chicago museums. 

-Worked on reinstallation of the exhibit. 

Online University Faculty, Mindanao State University, History Department, Philippines, Spring 2004- Fall 2006. 

-Taught World History, US History, Museum Methods, Civic Welfare Training Services, and related courses as assigned by the dean of the college. 

Special Assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, Mindanao State University, Philippines, 2005-2006. 

-Coordinated the museum activities of the university. 

-Monitored programs on culture and heritage of the university. 

-Assisted and aided the Vice-Chancellor in program and project implementation. 


Graduate Staff Assistant, Asian American Center, Northern Illinois University, Fall 20011 – Spring 2012.

-Develop materials and maintaining the departmental web page. 

-Design and maintain website. 

-Assist with monthly audits to insure accuracy and currency of website.

-Report the center’s computer and technological needs. 

-Suggest new solutions and ideas for the website to make it more user-friendly. 

-Develop a vision of how the department could utilize technology more effectively. --Responsible for conducting monthly web site audits, submitting weekly reports, and attending technology quarterly review meetings.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2007 - 2011 Spring. 

-Taught Tagalog Foreign language classes. 

-Assisted the language professor in the classes. 

-Graded papers, assignments, and home-work. 

-Tutored students in Tagalog Language. 

Graduate Training Assistant, International Training Office and Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2007 – Spring 2011 

-Assist program implementation.

-Developed and maintained the office website. 

-Archived university records which are of permanent historical and administrative value. 

-Facilitated the implementation of training programs. 

-Maintained audio-visual equipment.     

-Develop and maintain Program Resource Booklet Resource (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011)

Graduate Museum Assistant, Blackwell Museum & Research Collection, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2008 – Present. 

-Utilized Pastperfect software to record accessions, documentations, and donations for the museum at 

-Managed the organization and conservation of artifacts. 

-Participated in monthly Executive Committee meetings and community outreach activities. 

-Served as the One Room School docent and conducted reenactment for visitors. 

-Provided assistance and coordinated visits to the museum and the one-room school. 

-Supervised and trained undergraduate museum assistants. 

-Assisted and aided the museum director with day-to-day problems and concerns. 

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2006 – Spring 2007. 

-Assisted in designing Tagalog Language Module 

-Used Java and Frontpage Programs to design a Bilingual Interactive web page in Philippine Commerce and Business Culture at 

Graduate Library Assistant, University Library, Northern Illinois University, Summer 2007. 

-Archived official historical documents. 

-Coordinated with Government Publication

-Arrange materials in numerical sequence. 


Instructional Technology

-Learning Management Systems

-Web 2.0 Properties

-Cloud Computing

-Mobile Technology

History and Museum Studies


-Museum conservation

-Preservation practices

-US Foreign Policy

-Peace and Security in Southeast Asia 


Software and Applications

-Adobe Connect

-Adobe Captivate

-Adobe Presenter


-Google Apps Integration

-Microsoft Word Office

Website Design and Development

Poster Design

Instructional Development: Learning Management System (LMS): Blackboard at NIU Freshmen 


Social Media Channels


Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP): 2006-2011

-A five-week State Department Funded Exchange Program


-Build knowledge and skills in civic responsibility


-Community activism

-Introduce the participants to the broad nature of civil society and diversity in the United States. 

- Empower the participants to become catalysts for social change.

NIU-Bordeaux Law Program (2007 & 2008)

“Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering for Students from Kyungnam University –Korea” 2007 & 2008)

Cultural Citizens and North-South Dialogue: Building the National Identity & Civic Participation in the Philippines (2008)


-Promote mutual partnerships between key professional groups in the U.S. and counterparts in the Philippines 

-Transform individual understanding of issues related to ethnic/racial and religious diversity

-Integration of minority and immigrant into a modern democratic society

-Create a cadre of young Filipino leaders from minority communities 

Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP): Engaging a New Generation in the Southern Philippines in Interethnic Dialogue and Conflict Resolution (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011)

“Bridging the Gap: Engaging a New Generation in the Southern Philippine” (ACCESS – Access to Community and Civic Enrichment for Students) (2006)

The ARMM and Majority-Minority Relations in the Philippines: Religion, Education, Community, and Political Process (2006)


Illinois Computing Educators, Member, Spring 2012 - Present

Mindanao State University Faculty Association, Philippines, Faculty Member, June 2002 – Present.

NIU-Southeast Asian Club, Member, Fall 2006 – 2010. 

NIU-Graduate Historical Society, Member, Fall 2006 – 2010. 

College of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Student Association, MSU, Philippines, President, June 2004 – May 2006.

National Historical Institute, Philippines, January 2002 – December 2003. 

Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers, Board of Directors Ranao Chapter, January 2002 – 2003. 

Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE), Board of Director MSU Chapter, January 2002 – Present. 

College of Arts and Social Sciences Executive Committee, Iligan City, Philippines, Vice Governor, June 2001 – March 2002. 


Museum Exhibit. Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing: An exhibition of prints by David Driesbach. This exhibition received the Illinois Association of Museums Award of Excellence in the Exhibits Category in Spring, 2009.

Adult Leader, Access to Community and Civic Enrichment for Students, April – May 2005

-A U.S. State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Program. 


-Program is to promote a better understanding of the United States’ people, culture, values and social institutions. 

Proponent of the Mindanao Studies Institute, June 2004, Mindanao State University, Philippines

Proponent of the National Service Training Program-Civic Welfare Training Service, June 2003, College Program, Mindanao State University, Philippines

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