Dr. Raza held various positions in the PSBA, starting as Professorial Lecturer in the MBA program in 2004 and in the DBA program in 2007. As Professorial Lecturer, he taught Management Information System, Creative Innovative Management, Computer & Business: Theory & Application, among others. He was designated successively as Special Associate for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Information Technology (IT) Researches and Projects (Oct. 2003-July 2006); Director of DRM and IT Researches and Projects (Aug. 2006-Aug. 2008); DRM Expert (Aug. 2007-May 2008); Associate Technical Director, Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (Sept. 2008-March 2010); and Adviser DRM and ICT Researches and Projects (April 2010-present). In May, 2014, he got his appointment as the school’s Director for Research and Development, and in November, 2015, became the Associate Dean of the school’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).
Dr. Raza earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1988. He came to the Philippines and took up the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of the Philippines (UP), finishing it in 1995. He proceeded with his Master of Science in Geology at UP and graduated in 2002, while earning simultaneously his Doctorate in Business Administration at PSBA, which he finished also in 2002; then obtained a Certificate Course in Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), UP, in 2006; after which his MA in Urban and Regional Planning at SURP, in 2013; and finally, his PhD in Urban and Regional Planning also at SURP, in 2015.
He received several awards in recognition of academic excellence as a DBA student (the S.F. de la Cruz Medallion for Outstanding Academic Performance and for Exemplary Research and Oral Defense of his Dissertation) in 2002, and of teaching excellence as a professor of PSBA (the Professor of the Year Award) in 2006.
He has attended numerous local and international conferences, seminar-workshops, and similar fora, either as participant, paper presenter, or resource speaker. These varied experiences and exposures have enriched and widened his professional expertise.
He has, to his credit, a lot of published and unpublished research studies either as sole or lead author. They are:
1. Raza, T. (2015). “Strengthening urban governance and adaptive capacity building for climate change adaptation (CCA): characteristics of Quezon City Government (QCG) Resilience, Philippines.” Future Perfect, Cities at the Forefront of Change and Development, International Conference, Eastwood Richmond Hotel, QC, Oct. 8-9, 2015.
2. Raza, T., et al (2014). “Risk-sensitive comprehensive land use and development planning model: mainstreaming DRR and CCA into planners’ and decision makers’ agendas.” PhD dissertation, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Also presented at the International Conference on Town Planning and Urban Management, Sept. 29-30, 2014, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
3. Raza, T. & J.F. Peralta (2013). “Estimation of economic damages caused by disasters: event impact rapid assessment and disaster scaling (EIRADS) calculator.” In: Yih-Chi Tan, The 9th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Sept. 20-23, 2012.
4. Raza, T. & L.G. Lingad (2012). “Framework in structuring a competent functioning unit of climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM) at city/municipality: emerging CCA and DRR strategies.” In: Paulino, B., J.F. Peralta, & T. Raza, PSBA Business Research Journal, Extended Abstract 1, Vol. XV, June issue, pp. 4-9.
5. Raza, T. & L.G. Lingad (2012). “Framework in structuring a competent functioning unit of climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM) at urban city/municipality and development of strategy towards CCAM: Makati City, Philippines.” The 8th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim, Conference Handbook, Extended Abstracts. Paper presented at the 8th APRU Research Symposium, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Sept. 20-23, 2012.
6. Raza, T. & L.G. Lingad (2011). “Use of satellite-based information and geographic information system for geo-referencing of thematic maps: applications for risk-sensitive land use planning and emergency escape route planning in Kathmandu metropolitan city, Nepal.” Proceedings of the 4th United Nations International UN-SPIDER, Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: The 4C Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development, Langer Eugen UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str., Bonn, Germany, Oct. 12-14, 2010.
7. Raza, T. (2011). “Improving flood and landslide hazard maps and developing emergency escape route plans using satellite remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS): an economic implication, Northern Luzon, Philippines.” Third International Conference on Advances in Space Technology (ICAST), Use of Space Technology for Hydrologic Disaster and Climate Research in the Himalayas, NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 6-7, 2011.
8. Raza, T. (2011). “Mindanao River basin integrated management and development master plan, Philippines” (External Review) Woodfields Consultants, Kamias Road Extension, QC.
9. Raza, T. (2011). “Identifying gaps in disaster risk reduction management approach in Mindanao river basin integrated management and development master plan and corresponding recommendations, Philippines.”
10. Raza, T. (2011). “Mainstreaming DRR in cantonment physical and development redevelopment planning framework; case studies of Attok Wah and Rawalpindi Cantonments, Pakistan.” Graduate School of Business, Philippine School of Business Administration, Quezon City, Philippines.
11. Raza, T. (2008). “Overview of climate change impact and the Philippines: policies, adaptation approaches/methods, and strategies.” National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Pasig City, Philippines.
12. Raza, T. & C.R.E.U. Liwag (2006). “Anatomy of site profiling towards environmental hazards reduction.” Proceedings of the 7th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 17-21, 2006.
13. Raza, T. (2006). “Disaster damage casting: hazard assessment and risk attenuation model (HARAM) integration in development planning.” Graduate School of Business, Philippine School of Business Administration, Quezon City, Philippines.
14. Raza, T., D. Rye, & T. Santos (2003). “Disaster management in comprehensive land use planning” (CD-ROM). Proceedings of the 16th Annual Geological Convention (GEOCON), Current views in natural resources development and utilization, Bureau of Soil and Water Management Convention Hall, QC, Philippines, Dec. 8-10, 2003.
15. Raza, T., N. Aguda, B. Orpilla, & T. Santos (2003). “GIS-based rapid hazard assessment and disaster management system.” Entry to Map Asia 2003, 2nd Annual Asian Conference and Exhibition, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 13-15, 2003.
16. Raza, T. (2002). “Strategy model: total disaster management.” Public Safety and Disaster Management Training Program, PSDM Delegate Manual, Diliman Science Research Foundation, Inc., EGPG, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, Dec. 9, 2002.
17. Raza, T. (2002). “Disaster evaluation: a step by step procedure.” Public Safety and Disaster Management Training Program, PSDM Delegate Manual, Diliman Science Research Foundation, Inc., EGPG, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, Dec. 9, 2002.
18. Raza, T. (2002). “Strategy model for total geological disaster management” (CD-ROM). Proceedings of the 15th Annual Geological Convention (GEOCON) 2002, Assessment and Development of Energy and Mineral Resources, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, QC, Philippines, Dec. 4-6, 2002.
19. Raza, T. (2002). “Example of a road disaster: the September 13, 1999 mass movement, Km 225.4, Kennon Road, Baguio City.” Public Safety and Disaster Management Training Program, PSDM Delegate Manual, Diliman Science Research Foundation, Inc., EGPG, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, Dec. 10, 2002.
20. Raza, T. (2002). “Increase in total construction cost when recommended mitigating measures against mass movement are not followed: a case study of Monticello-Lexber property slope, Camp 7, Baguio City, Philippines.” Proceedings of the Rush Urgent Working Group In-house seminar on Engineering Geology, National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, Philippines, July 16, 2002.
21. Raza, T. (2002). “Strategic model: conceptualization and implementation of a total disaster risk management: Cherry Hills tragedy, Antipolo City, Philippines.” DBA dissertation, Graduate School of Business, Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila.
22. Raza, T. (2002). “Development of a unified procedure for engineering geological site investigation and economic evaluation of implied mitigating measures: the case of Monticello Properties, Camp 7, Baguio City, Luzon, Philippines.” M.Sc. thesis, National Institute of Geological Sciences, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines.
23. Raza, T. & F.A. Jimenez, Jr. (2001). “Geological and engineering geological investigation and slope stability analysis of the Sept. 13, 1999 mass movement, Km. 225.4, Kennon Road, Baguio City, Philippines.” (CD-ROM). Proceedings of the 14th Annual Geological Convention (GEOCON) 2001, Geo-Environmental and Resource Management Addressing to the Issues for the 20th Century, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines, December 5-7, 2001.
24. Raza, T. (2001). “Slope stability analysis and conceptual modeling of September 13, 1999 mass movement, Camp 3, Kennon Road, Baguio City, Philippines.” National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) Research Symposium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Nov. 28-29, 2001.
25. Raza, T. & F.A. Jimenez, Jr. (2001). “Mass movement assessment and its effect on construction cost, when deviated from the recommended mitigating measures, Camp 7, Baguio City, Philippines.” Fourth Regional and National S&T Fora and Competitions in Industry and Energy Research and Development, Philippine Council for Industry and Energy, Research and Development. Department of Science & Technology, Bicutan, Taguig, Philippines, Nov. 29, 2001.
26. Raza, T. (2001). “Pitfalls in the leadership.” Leadership Trends and Issues, Trinity Consultancy and Psychological Services, Quezon City, Philippines.
27. Raza, T. (2000). “A unified procedure for applied/engineering geological site investigation.” (CD-ROM). Proceedings of the 13th Annual Geological Convention (GEOCON) 2000, Geology and Global Change, Manila Galleria Suites, Pasay City, Philippines, Dec. 6-8, 2000.