DANILO ARA√ĎA ARAO is an associate professor of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) in Diliman, Quezon City.

He served as associate dean of his college from July 2013 to May 2015. From February 10, 2011 to October 31, 2012, he worked as assistant vice-president for public affairs and director, System Information Office (SIO) of UP. From March 2009 to February 2010, he was on special detail as a visiting professor at Hannam University's Linton Global College in Daejeon, South Korea.

Prior to teaching fulltime at UP Diliman, he was editor-in-chief (1994-1999) and head of research (2000-2001) of IBON Foundation, an independent research think-tank. He also taught Political Science part-time at the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila from 1993 to 1995.

Prof. Arao earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication (major in Journalism), cum laude, from UP Diliman and was adjudged Most Outstanding Journalism Student upon his graduation. He finished his Master of Arts (MA) in Philippine Studies, with High Distinction, at DLSU-Manila and was awarded a gold medal for academic excellence. He is currently writing a dissertation to fulfill a requirement for the degree of Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.) at Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany).

For more information about Prof. Arao, please visit his website at http://www.dannyarao.com.