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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


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


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:

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


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


RONGRUANG BHASAYAWAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

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Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


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