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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


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


RONGRUANG BHASAYAWAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I am a lecturer in English major at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Maejo University, Chiang Mai. I graduated with my Bachelor’s and first Master’s Degrees in English, from the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. To extend my knowledge and practice in media discourse studies as my field of interest, I completed my second Master’s Degree in Communication from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. By pursuing these double master’s degrees, my interest in media discourse and my decision to continue my education in this field is the outcome of my profound interest in the Ph.D. program in Language and Communication at NIDA. This doctoral program is a great fit for my future career. It covers most of the areas that I am interested in studying which I will use once I continue my advanced academic work after graduating. My research interests include gender and media discourse studies. I also enjoy watching films, swimming, and photography.

Dissertation topic:

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


XIA MEIHUA

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature and Master’s degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Beijing Normal University in China. Since my graduation in 2007, I have been working as a college teacher in Zhejiang Province, China. To further my academic development, I am now pursuing a Doctoral degree in Language and Communication at NIDA. I have completed all the coursework and am currently preparing for my thesis proposal. My research interests include social issues in communication and foreign language learning.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: Ajarn Dr. Compol Swangboonsatgic


LIU FANGFANG

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I have been an English teacher in China since 2006 when I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature at ZheJiang A&F University. Four years later, I decided to study for Master’s Degree in Teaching at ZheJiang Normal University and got the degree in 2013. Then I gradually realized the great significance of learning more professional knowledge and theories of Language for doing research. And considering the experience of studying overseas is attractive and also necessary for me, I decided to work for PhD degree in Language and Communication at NIDA. I have completed all the coursework and am currently writing my dissertation. I love teaching, and have great interest in history as well.

Dissertation topic: Consumption and Respectability

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


LI QIN (Kathy)

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from Huazhong Agriculture University in Wuhan, China, in 2003 and got my Master’s Degree in curriculum and pedagogy from Zhejiang Normal University in Zhejiang, China, in 2010. After decades of teaching college English , I felt that I could hardly dig in-depth root of students’ performance in English learning. It is GSLC’s Ph.D. program that enlightens me. After one year’s course study and QE exams, I have mastered core knowledge in doing research in language and communication. Right now, I am preparing for my dissertation on English teaching with mixed methods.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Sarut Suparisaprapa


WU GUANGWEI (Fah)

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I graduated with a Master’s Degree in English literature from Guangxi University in 2011. After graduation, I have been working at Guangxi University of Finance and Economics for over 9 years. I received a teaching position at the faculty of Journalism and Cultural Communication in 2019. I realized that it’s time to update my academic knowledge and applied for the Ph.D. program of Language and Communication at NIDA. One-year studying at Nida was a real exciting experience for me. My current research interests include discourse studies, multimodality, and media studies. I also enjoy listening to music and travelling. Dissertation Topic: The representation of middle class in Chinese magazine: A multimodal critical discourse analysis.

Dissertation topic: The Representation of Middle Class in Chinese Magazine: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Savitri Gadavanij


CHEN XIAOZHEN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I received my Bachelor degree in English and Master degree in Education from Zhejiang Normal University in China. I took up my teaching post in Lishui University in 2002 and went to Zhejiang University as a visiting scholar in 2015. A year of study in Zhejiang University opened a door to discourse research for me, which inspires me to pursue a doctoral degree in language and communication in NIDA. The coursework of NIDA broadened my horizon academically and socially, which paved a way for my current stage of dissertation writing. My research interest is in critical discourse analysis. It guides me to have a deep thinking of social problems.

Dissertation topic: A critical discursive analysis of “transboundary waste” in cyberspace

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr Savitri Gadavanij


LIN YAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

After obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in English Education in Lishui University in China in 2006, I was employed at Lishui University in the following years as an English teacher. I continued my Master’s study in education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction in Zhejiang Normal University in 2009, where I’ve learned systematically the related teaching theory. Under the motivation of acquiring more profound knowledge of the field and cultivating the academic ability to conduct in-depth research, I decided to pursue Doctoral degree in Language and Communication at NIDA. I have completed all program courses and am currently writing my dissertation. My research interests covers SFL, media and culture, discourse analysis.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr.Ora-Ong Chakorn


HUANG FAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

After acquiring my Bachelor’s degree in English at Zhejiang University in China in 2005, I gained a teaching position in Lishui University, Zhejiang province. As a lecturer, I found it’s crucial to promote my professional knowledge and then began my MA study on English language and literature at Zhejiang University in 2010, where I developed my research passion on cross-cultural communication. Therefore, I decided to continue my research and pursue a Doctoral degree in language and communication at NIDA. Now, I’ve completed all the coursework and writing my dissertation. My research interests include language and culture, language and identity.

Dissertation topic: Identity and multilingualism: A narrative inquiry on the returned overseas Chinese

Advisor: Ajarn Dr. Aree Manosuthikit


FAN HUANG

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

In 2013, I completed my study for the bachelor’s degree of art (BA), majoring in English translation and found my great learning motivation for studying interpreting and translation and researching the use of language in intercultural communication. Ranking top 3 in my department, I was graduated as an English major in 2013. Without any interval then, I continued my study for the master’s degree of translation and interpreting in Sichuan International Studies Institute (SISU), Chongqing, China, majoring in English interpreting with my special focus on simultaneous interpreting, in the same year. During my graduated study, I polished my research interests in the field of interpreting and translation and the area of communication. Later, I completed my master degree in 2015, by ranking top one in my college of translation and interpreting and became an registered qualified Chinese-to-English interpreter. Meanwhile, in the same year, I got an offer from Chengdu University, Chengdu, China to be an university lecturer to teach courses like College English for non-English majors, Public Speaking for sophomore English majors and Consecutive Interpreting for junior English majors. And still, I am responsible for supervising thesis writing of senior English majors. During my teaching and academic research in Chengdu University, my research interests have been gradually shaped and fixed in the field of translation and interpreting and the field of discourse studies. Now I am about to complete my abundant and productive coursework given by the PhD program of Language and Communication in GLSC, NIDA, Thailand. All teachers of the program help me with their profession and sincerity to streamline key knowledge of studying the language in use, broaden my view of academic researches in sociolinguistics, intensify my own research interest in discourse studies, and shape my research methodologies to be applied in my own research projects. At present, my research interests lie in discourse and critical discourse studies in media; discourse and critical discourse studies in translation and interpreting.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: -


FAN XUCHU

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I completed my bachelor’s degree in English Education at Sichuan International Studies University, and my master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching Methodology at Zhejiang Normal University. Currently, I’m an English teacher at Lishui University, Zhejiang. My research interests include English language teaching, discourse analysis and cultural studies.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Sarut Supasiraprapa


YANG LING

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I got my both bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in China, majoring in English language teaching. After my graduation, I worked as a lecturer at a local university in Zhejiang, China, for more than fifteen years. I did some researches on language learning strategies and language learning motivations in college English classrooms. I enjoy teaching which brings me joy and pride and I hope that I would be a researcher when I graduate from doctoral program in NIDA.

Dissertation topic: Research on College English Teachers’ Effective Teaching Behaviors in Blended Learning

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ora-Ong Chakorn


LUO XIAOHUA

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I got my bachelor degree in Central China Normal University where I started my dream and career as an English teacher. I luckily got my chance to be an English lecturer after my graduation in my present university -- Lishui University, a small but beautiful place in Zhejiang Province. I then won my master degree in Zhejiang Normal University. After teaching English for more than fifteen years, I really run out of my talents in teaching something new to my students. Right at this moment, I was admitted as a Ph.D candidate in Nida, which offered me a new platform to enrich my ideas and improve my language proficiency. Wisdom for change is really what I need. With the guidance and help of the kind and knowledgeable teachers in GSLC, I luckily finished all the courses and passed all the examinations successfully, which I ever thought was an impossible mission. My research interests cover: communication studies, translation studies and discourse analysis.

Dissertation topic: Court-room mediation discourse in China: Game theory analysis.

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jaray Singhakowinta


MAYTEE PAKDIPONPONG

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I discovered the passion I have for the English language and teaching at very early age when I tutored my younger brother, classmates, and friends. In the sophomore year, he took a part-time job as an English tutor to school children and later as Business English Instructor at an English language school for adult learners. After graduation, I taught full-time at the same school before pursuing a master’s degree in TESOL in the USA. During my time at the Graduate School of Education, the University of Pennsylvania, I had opportunities to hone my teaching apprenticeship in several fieldworks and volunteer positions related to teaching academic English, ESL, test preparation, and reading and writing (literacy program) to diverse learner groups, such as international ESL students, students enrolled in first-year composition classes, immigrants, and domestic adult learners in the literacy program and the GED program. Apart from that I was appointed an adjunct faculty member at Penn Language Center (PLC) at Penn Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, where I was teaching beginning Thai and intermediate Thai language courses to undergraduate and graduate students. After graduated from UPenn, along with my Thai classes, I also taught ESL to international students at the English Language Institute at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. I decided to return to Thailand and joined Stamford International University as an EAP lecturer and started my role in administration a year later as an Associate Director of Bilingual Tracks. I am now currently a Program Head of the Bachelor of Arts Program in English. My research interests lie primarily in sociolinguistics particularly in critical discourse study on language, gender, and sexuality, and on interpersonal communication studies.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: -


PARINDA WATTANAJUNGROJ PERRY

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I received a Bachelor of Law from Thammasat University and Bachelor of Humanities in German (Honors) from Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand and continued my MA in International relations from Webster University, USA. Besides these, I also received a certificate in Buddhist studies from California, and I also went to the Defense Language Institute, which is a military school in California, USA. Upon finishing the program in Korean, I received a position of a Korean linguist and signal analyst in the US Army and continued this career as a US Army soldier until I finished the contract. Other than that, I was a translator for the US Air Force and a Thai tutor for US military personnel, etc. Currently, I belong to the board of directors of the United Nations Peace Keepers Federal Council (UNPKFC), a Buddhist Lay Minister of America, a joint secretary of the World Alliance of Buddhists (WAB), an investor, and a business owner in the construction field. I am also a part-time content creator, a blogger, a freelance tutor, and a translator. I decided to pursue a doctoral degree in Language and Communication at NIDA because I really like the beauty of languages due to the history and culture behind them, and the capability to apply the linguistic skills in the daily life is very useful for me; therefore, I keep learning different languages on my own and my thirst for knowledge never stops. Also, I think it is my call of duty to contribute to the society and since education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world, it is important for me to be a life-long learner. Now, I’ve completed all the coursework and am currently working on my dissertation. Since I am a huge world literature lover, an independent poet, and a big book worm, my research interests include discourse analysis and multi-modalities in the intercultural translation and transcreation because the art of intercultural communication through the transmission of languages always triggers my interest. Beyond my academic interests, I am a global trotter. I have traveled to around 60 countries in the world, and in some of those, such as Madagascar and Reunion, most people could not communicate in English because they have their own languages and practices. Visiting different countries with the capabilities to communicate with the locals really open my eyes, which is why I am infatuated with different languages and different culture.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: -


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


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: Ajarn Dr. Aree Manosuthikit


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: Ajarn Dr. Aree Manosuthikit


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: Ajarn Dr. Aree Manosuthikit


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


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.

Dissertation topic: -

Advisor: -


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: -


CHAYANANT PITIKORNPUANGPETCH

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

Upon completing my Bachelor’s degree in English, I was interested in teaching so I continued my Master’s degree in Graduate School of Language and Communication (GSLC) at National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand and graduated in 2010. My research interests include English Language Teaching (ELT), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Business English, Mobile/Computer Assisted Language Learning and Academic Writing. I work as an instructor at Business English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, listening to songs, watching TV, and cooking.

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


MANATCHAI AMPONPEERAPAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English at Kasetsart University, I applied for the MA study in English for Professional Development at the National Institute of Development Administration. After I graduated, I continued studying at NIDA, applying for the PhD Program in Language and Communication. Initially, I aimed to become an English teacher. However, I soon discovered that the English language could be studied, researched, and used for something far more personal to my interests. The coursework has taught me that language embodies human culture: It plays parts in constructing personality, relationships, morality, history, and even certain aspects of reality. Additional lectures in popular cultures have made me realize my passion for analyzing, understanding, and teaching the importance of English in fictional media on how a person develops social behaviors and morality. For example, in my dissertation, I analyzed the antagonistic yet supportive friendship between two fictional superheroes Superman and Batman, who traditionally have opposite traits, attitudes, ethics, and worldviews. Not only is this kind of relationship possible in the superhero world, but the writers also insisted that these two characters must be best friends. Communication and relationship shared between the two characters; therefore, became the tool that reflects underlying desires for comic book writers and superhero fans to develop optimistic views on human relationships and socialization despite the overwhelming skepticism and cynicism in the 21st century. Correspondingly, my research interests include English as a communicative language, communication theories, cultural studies, literary criticism, and other analyses involve how popular culture and fiction have been used to affect or reinforce personhood, relationship, and morality.

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

Advisor: Asst.Prof.Dr. Jaray Singhakowinta


PITCHAPA SMUTRADONTRI

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I completed my PhD in 2020. I am currently a published and an independent author. My PhD journey at GSLC has been an invaluable experience. I’ve met great people both the faculty members and my fellow students, especially my advisor, Asst.Prof.Dr. Savitri Gadavanij. My research topic was relatively new to both of us. It was challenging for me but she was very attentive and supportive all the way. I’m grateful for all the experiences and opportunities I gained from GSLC.

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

Being part of GSLC, NIDA is like staying in a warm family. This family makes me feel happy, comfortable and motivated although studying Ph.D. seems to be tough. Most of my impressions are about professors, staff, and curriculum. The professors are approachable, and the staff members are supportive. Here, I have experienced to learn systematically, develop a good balance, and work steadily throughout my Ph.D. program than to work intensively and burn out. Studying here is one of my wonderful experiences

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

Advisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kanyarat Getkham

Job Position: Deputy Dean for Student and Special Affairs Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok, Chakrabongse Bhuvanarth Campus


SIRIN SAWANGWAN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

After pursuing Ph.D. in Language and Communication from Graduate School of Language and Communication, NIDA, I have returned to my university with pride and soon I received the greatest opportunity to be an associate dean for student affairs. It has been a great journey and an immense pleasure to have been nurtured during my graduate studies in GSLC. It has not only been the academics but also the relationships carried out with supports of our respected advisors, principals, teachers, administrative staff, and friends. GSLC shaped who I am in profound and fundamental ways, and it has been the greatest privilege of my life. I am very happy to be part of this amazing family of GSLC.

Dissertation topic: An exploration of the Effectiveness of the Use of MCAEW

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Kasma Suwanarak


KANCHANA CHEEWASUKTHAWORN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

If you are looking for a graduate program that can help you become “smarter” and “wiser”, the Ph.D. in Language and Communication of NIDA is your right choice. Here, you are not only equipped with academic skills, but also essential life skills like time management, self-directed learning, reasoning and critical thinking. Teaching staff are friendly, caring and always accessible when you need help. Highly recommended for those who want something more than just knowledge!!

Dissertation topic: Thai EFL Learners’ and Teachers’ Perceptions toward Intercultural Communicative Competence: Its Roles and Possibilities for Integration into Thai EFL Classrooms

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Kasma Suwanarak


PRATABJAI TATSANAJAMSUK

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I am impressed by NIDA’s motto ‘Wisdom for Change’ and truly believe that investment in yourself is the greatest way to yield not only personal but also professional growth. I set my goal around my education and started researching the great place to start. Given the best university in Thailand, NIDA is at the top of my list. Thus, I did not hesitate to study for both MA and PhD in Language and Communication at NIDA. Studying at the LAC program is challenging, constructive, and authentic. Also, the professors at NIDA are highly professional, supportive, informative, and approachable. I really adored the research classes that offered me practical and valuable knowledge. Studying for PhD was a difficult task that required much endeavor to complete my dissertation. I dedicated myself to it and finally had a doctorate in Language and Communication. Experience and knowledge gained help me grow into a new role of a PhD teacher.

Dissertation topic: The Roles of Indirect Asynchronous Electronic Feedback Versus Direct Corrective Feedback in Improving Students’ L2 Writing: A Multiple-Case Study of Thai Undergraduate Students

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Saksit Saengboon

Job Position: Lecturer at Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University


THAPANEE MUSIGET

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I was graduated from GSLC, batch 2, in 2017. I am grateful to have an opportunity to study in this program which greatly broadens my intellectual perspectives. The degree has helped me pursue my academic profession and allowed me to pass on my knowledge to younger generations. I am a proud alumna.

Dissertation topic: Interactional Metadiscourse Markers in Applied Linguistics Research Articles: A Cross-cultural and Cross-sectional Analysis

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Getkham

Job Position: Assistant Dean for Academic Services at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Mahidol University


ARAM IAMLAOR

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

As I completed my bachelor’s degree in English major and I am very interested in translation, I decided to get a master’s degree in translation studies. After I graduated, I have been working as an English teacher and a translator. After a few years of full-time work, I considered that I need to further my study in the field that would be useful for my career. So, I chose the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Language and Communication (International Program) of Graduate School of Language and Communication, National Institute of Development Administration. I believed that the program would benefit me a lot. As I work with English language and translation, I was sure that I would gain more knowledge and understanding in language and communication that can be applied to my work. However, after I got an opportunity to study here, I thought what I learned in the classes was a little different from I had expected. I found it was a little difficult at first. After a while, I could adapt with the teaching here and I learned a lot from the instructors, especially Assistant Professor Dr. Savitri Gadavanij, who became my advisor later. I have learned a lot of things from her classes. The two subjects that I was very interested in her class were semiotics and critical discourse analysis (CDA). They led me to do my dissertation (The 2013-14 Thai Political Crisis as Reflected in Thai Political). I quite enjoyed doing the dissertation. Although I took years to finish it, my advisor was really nice and always gave me insightful advice. I have never regretted studying here. It was such a great experience since the first day until the day of my graduation. I have to thank my advisor and everyone in the program. At present, I am a full-time instructor of the Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. I have used the knowledge I obtained from the program to teach in many English classes here, especially Discourse for Communication in the Workplace, which is a course of master’s degree.

Dissertation topic: The 2013-14 Thai Political Crisis As Reflected in Thai Political Cartoons

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Savitri Gadavanij

Job Position: Lecturer at Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi


WORAVIT KITJAROENPAIBOON

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

The school does not offer only wisdom and knowledge but also life-long accomplishment. (Kitjaroenpaiboon, 2021)

Dissertation topic: A Comparative Corpus-based study of Nursing and Language Teaching Research Articles: A Multidimensional Analysis.

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Getkham

Job Position: Assistant Professor at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Suan Dusit University.


KORNKAMOL WIYARAPHUTRA

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

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Dissertation topic: Interaction Patterns of Thai Policants' answer during broadcast tv interviews

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


PIYAPORN PUNKASIRIKUL

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I received my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in English, and I wished to gain knowledge beyond the realm of language. I, therefore, pursued my PhD here at GSLC NIDA. Due to the nature of most courses which are interdisciplinary and the teaching styles of qualified professors, the program provided me not only academic knowledge but also skills in doing research which are very beneficial for my current job as a university lecturer. In addition, the professors are very nice and supportive, and the supportive staff are very helpful.

Dissertation topic: The Commodification of Security: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Thai Insurance Advertisements

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jaray Singhakowinta

Job Position: Assistant Professor at Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University


WORAYA SOM-INDRA

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I had a Bachelor’s degree in English from Mahasarakham University, and held a Master’s degree in Southeast Asian Linguistics from Mahidol University. As I work in academic field as a lecturer in the Department of Western Languages and Linguistics, Mahasarakham University, I always want to acquire more knowledge in language and linguistics. To give myself an opportunity to explore more dimension in language studies, I decided to pursue a PhD in Language and Communication at NIDA, which I obtained in 2017. My research interests include linguistics, critical linguistics (A Critical Discourse Analysis) and social issues in communication.

Dissertation topic: Development Discourses in the Context of Mekong Hydropower Development: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Savitri Gadavanij

Job Position: Lecturer Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Mahasarakham University


JANTARAWAN SAMRANSAMRUAJKIT

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I am so proud to have a chance to study at NIDA, the institution established by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. After graduation as the first batch of GSLC, I have been inspired from the dedicated teaching staff with expertise and compassion to their students, especially my advisor. I have realized that Graduate School of Language and Communication program at NIDA is one of the best institutes where students can improve their academic knowledge as well as apply it to their lives forever.

Dissertation topic: Politeness strategies in Refusal Situations: A Cross Cultural Study

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Getkham

Job Position: English Language Program Director and Assistant Professor at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chandrakasem Rajabhat University


NATRADA TIYAPHORN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

2018 National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Language and Communication Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 2001 National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Language and Communication Master of Arts (M.A.)

Dissertation topic: Using Metacognition Training in Improving Business Writing : A Case Study of EFL Tertiary Students in Thailand

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


WORATHANIK PHOTIJAK

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

I completed my Ph. D. from GSLC in 2017. It is always a great academic enhancement which I received from this program. The program greatly widens my intellectual perspectives and builds good professional and social connections. Fulfilling the doctoral degree here not only facilitates me to build up professional imperative skills but also enables me to reciprocate my pupils, people and communities, both locally and internationally. I owe all my thanks to this program.

Dissertation topic: Contentious identities of the mekong karaoke girls: a nexus analysis of social actions and a critical discourse analysis of ideologies

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Savitri Gadavanij

Job Position: Lecturer for Thai and Communication Program at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University


YUTH THONGCHAROEN

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

Achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in General Management from Assumption University (ABAC) as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in International Business and Management of Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Spent 12 years as a full-time lecturer in the Department of Business English, Faculty of Arts, at Assumption University responsible for such courses as: Business Communication, Public Speaking, Business Research Methodology and English for Entrepreneurship. Also acquired experience as an adjunct lecturer at Sripatum University, Bangkok University, and Naresuan University to lecture on such topics as Management, International Business Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Entrepreneurship, Negotiation and Problem Solving and Preparation for AEC. Recently pivoted careers and is currently a full-time fitness coach at New Moves Bkk with an emphasis on assisting clients with 3D planar movement, Strength Training, Fat-loss and Human Performance.

Dissertation topic: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PERCEPTIONS OF THAI INTERNATIONAL TERTIARY STUDENTS TOWARDS THE OUTWARD ETHNIC LOOKING APPEARANCE OF THEIR EFL TEACHERS IN THAILAND

Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Yu-Hsiu. Lee


NARATHIP THUMAWONGSA

Program: Language and Communication

Personal Background

After graduating from Assumption university, I pursued my education at the Graduate School of Language and Communication (GSLC), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) both MA and Ph.D. degrees in Language and Communication. The obtained knowledge from GSLC has contributed me to be a qualified lecturer at a graduate level. As the university’s MOTTO “Wisdom for Change”, the GSLC has changed me to be a person who continues to search for lifelong learning in the field of language and communication.

Dissertation topic: The Effect of Computer Assisted Pronunciation Learning Program on Thai College Students’ Pronunciation Performance and Autonomous Learning Capacity

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Getkham

Job Position: Lecturer at Center of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University


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