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ANONGLAK NHOOMORK

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

I am an instructor at Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, where I received a bachelor’s degree in English, a graduate diploma in teaching profession, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction (development of English curriculum and instruction). To be proficient in the field, I decided to pursue a doctoral degree in English language teaching, and my research interest is materials development for language learning. In my leisure time, traveling and ballroom dancing are my most favorite activities.

Dissertation topic: The Development of English Learning Materials for Gifted Students in the Enrichment Program of Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Environment (SMTE) at a Secondary School in Thailand

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. M.L. Jirapa Abhakorn


CHAYANANT PITIKORNPUANGPETCH

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Burapha University, Chonburi in 2001, majoring in English and minoring in Japanese. I also completed my master’s degree in Language and Communication at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand. My research interests include second language reading and writing, English language teaching, business English and English for specific purposes. I’m also an English teacher at the Business English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching TV, and travelling.

Dissertation topic: Thai EFL Teachers’ Beliefs about Communicative Language Teaching in a Thai University Context: A Study of Rajabhat Universities in Lower Northeastern Area

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Kasma Suwanarak


CHEN CHANGLIN

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

Upon completing my bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Science and Engineering in China in 2012, I continued my MA study in English Translatology at Hunan University. After graduating in 2015, I accepted a teaching position at Chengdu University, Sichuan Province, where I discovered my passion for English language teaching and learning. Thus, I decided to pursue a doctoral degree in Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL) at NIDA. I’ve completed all the coursework and am currently writing my dissertation. My research interests include translation for teaching and social issues in foreign language learning. Beyond my academic interests, I love traveling, painting and physical exercise.

Dissertation topic: Multiple Discourses and Multiple Identities: Investment and Agency in Foreign Language Learning among Chinese Ethnic Minority Students

Advisor: Aree Manosuthikit Ph.D.


HUANG YANQING

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

I graduated with a Master’s degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Southwest University, Chongqing, in 2009. From 2009 until now, I have been teaching at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Neijiang Normal University, Sichuan. My current research interests include language learning motivation and demotivation, learner identities and English teacher development.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: -


KIATIPONG RERKWANCHAI

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, majoring in English (American and English literature) and minoring in psychology, and my master’s degree in English (Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies) from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. My current research interests encompass critical discourse studies; the intersection between language studies and social issues; critical theory; and composition theory, pedagogy, and practice. Beyond my academic interests, I also enjoy listening to music, travelling (although I rarely do), and practicing insight meditation.

Dissertation topic: A southern theory-informed critical discourse analysis of journal articles and college-level writing textbooks, 2001-2018

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


LIU BO (Daniel)

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

I completed my bachelor’s degree at Chengdu University of Technology, Sichuan, majoring in English, and my master’s degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in English Language Teaching. From 2016 until now, I have been teaching at the Faulty of Foreign Languages at Chengdu University, Sichuan. My current research interests include multilingualism, learner identities, critical theory, and discourse analysis, all of which are generated by my experience of learning at NIDA. I enjoy football, watching movies, and travelling in my leisure time.

Dissertation topic: Multilingualism and Multilingual Identities

Advisor: Aree Manosuthikit Ph.D.


MANATCHAI AMPONPEERAPAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I completed my master’s degree in English for Professional Development at NIDA and wrote the thesis “Original or Translated Version: Perceptions and Preferences toward British and American Literature of University Students and Lecturers” to observe language preferences of Thai literary readers. I continued studying at NIDA for a doctoral degree in Language and Communication to further understand the uses and effects of language in fictions. My research interests are popular culture, literary criticism, sociology in communication, and cultural language studies. I am interested in how English is used as a tool to construct narratives that communicate aspects of humanity.

Dissertation topic: Dialectic of Friendship: Discourse Analysis of Communication and Relationship between Superman and Batman in Superhero Comics

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Jaray Singhakowinta


NATTAWAJ KIJRATANAKOSON

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I'm currently a full-time lecturer at Chulalongkorn University Language Institute. My research interests include discourse analysis, digital media and cultural studies.

Dissertation topic: Augmented masculinity through knives and needles: A corpus-assisted discourse analysis on Thai cosmetic hospital websites

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


PITCHAPA SMUTRADONTRI

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I hold a master’s degree in Language and Communication from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). My doctoral research is concerned with Thai fans' culture and identity.

Dissertation topic: Unraveling discursive construction of Thai fandom: An analysis of Thai fans’ culture and identity in online communication

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


Ren Xiaobin

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

After the completion of the bachelor’s degree in Sinology from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in 2015, I continued my post-graduate studies from 2015 to 2017 in Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and got my master’s degree in translation studies there. During the 2-year (2017 - 2019) college English teaching practice in Liuzhou Institute of Technology in Guangxi, China, I realized that besides language teaching skills, research competences are also important for English teachers and hence their students. To better my knowledge of related theories and research methodologies, I decided to pursue doctoral studies on language teaching. Currently, my research interests include language learning motivation and demotivation, grounded theory, and elementary education studies.

Dissertation topic: A Study on EFL College Students’ Demotivation to Learn English in China

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. M.L. Jirapa Abhakorn


RONGRUANG BHASAYAWAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

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Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


WANG XIAO (Vivian)

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Chengdu University of Technology, Sichuan in 2011, majoring in English. Then I completed my master’s degree in Computer-aided Translation in the Faculty of Arts at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then I had been teaching English and Translation in Chengdu College of Arts and Sciences. To be more proficient in this field, I decided to further my study at NIDA. One year of course learning has provided me insights into language teaching and learning from social perspectives, which generates my research interests in learner identities, language ideology, and critical language teaching. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities and exercises such as hiking and travelling.

Dissertation topic: Writing and identity: Negotiation of Identities in EFL Academic Writing across Discourses and Literacies

Advisor: Aree Manosuthikit Ph.D.


Weilong Huang

Program: Teaching English as an International Language

Personal Background

I graduated with a Master’s degree in English Literature from Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, in 2011. I then accepted a teaching position at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Neijiang Normal University. I have taught at this university for over nine years with a great interest in English language teaching. However, I am still a novice in the realm of research in language learning and teaching due to a lack of experience and relevant background. To be more proficient in this field, I decided to further my study in Teaching English as an International Language at NIDA.

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Advisor: -


PIYAPORN BOONCHUAYROD

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

After obtaining a master’s degree in 2012, I taught at a university for 3 years. Throughout my teaching experience, I have learned that I should improve my knowledge. Then, I decided to pursue my Ph.D. degree in Language and Communication at NIDA. My research interests include demotivation in English learning, using quantitative methods in language studies and EFL learning achievement. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, eating out, and traveling.

Dissertation topic: Demotivation, Personality Traits, and EFL Achievement: An Exploratory Study

Advisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kanyarat Getkham


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