Ms. Leonie Baptiste


  • Lecturer
  • Department of PNG Studies and International Relations
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  • Tel: (+675) 424 1885
  • EXT:  885




Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (DWU)

Bachelor of Arts (PNG Studies) (DWU)

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership (DWU)

Master of Studies (Social Research) (ANU)


Ms. Leonie Baptiste is a graduate of the PNG studies and International Relations department. She graduated with her first degree (BA) in 2007 and in the same year, begun her work at the Divine Word University as research and executive assistant to the founding President/Vice Chancellor, Fr Jan Czuba. During this time, she also did human resource administrative work for the DWU Tabubil campus. After 5 and a-half years of administrative work experience, she moved to academia to teach within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Prior to working at the university, Ms Baptiste was attached with organisations such as the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) conducting field research on the Outcome Based Education, the Babafic Trust- Morobe Provincial Administration where she participated in collecting data for a health and disability survey for the province; the former AusAID community development project scheme where she worked as a field officer in conducting feasibility studies of community based projects and with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). She also gained on the job training with the Department of Foreign Affairs working in the Economic and Trade Division. 


G115 Literature and Methodology, PG318 Peace and Conflict studies, PG107 PNG History, PG217 Contemporary Pacific History, PG418 PNG Economy and Vision 2050, PG416 Major Research Project, PG454 Scientific Report Writing, CA 319 Research Methods, PG303 Community Development and Practices and BS317 Human Resource Management (tutor for FASS students). 

Research Interests

English language proficiency, demography, Lapita societies, social research and economics


Baptiste, Leonie. A challenge for DWU's administrative leadership to facilitate student proficiency in English [online]. Contemporary PNG Studies, Vol. 16, May 2012: 79-92. Availability:;dn=063000631838850;res=IELIND ISSN: 1814-0351.