MARY ANN MALSI-BALAYAN, Ph.D., is a full professor of the Philippine Normal University North Luzon, Alicia, Isabela. She earned her BSEEd degree from the Philippine Normal University, Isabela Campus. She completed her MAEd academic requirements in Reading Education (English) at PNU Manila. She obtained her Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Administration degree from the Isabela Colleges, Cauayan City, and her Ph.D. in Educational Management from the University of La Salette, Santiago City.

Dr. Balayan served PNU North Luzon as Head of the Office of Student Affairs from 1992 to 2006, and as Director for Academics from 2007 to 2012. She teaches Literature, Reading, Speech and Stage Arts, Children and Adolescents Literature, Children’s Theater and Literary Appreciation, Technical and Creative Writing courses, and some Professional Education courses. She attended several national and international conferences, trainings and seminars in Reading Education, Language and Literature.