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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuntavarn Vichit Vadakan

  • Dean

Dr. Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan received her doctoral degree in Public Health from the University of California in Los Angeles. She was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at Thammasat University and now serves as the founding Dean of the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University. During her tenure, she established the Master of Public Health in Global Health program. Her area of expertise includes environmental health, tobacco control, health system development, and general public health.

Pisate Virangkabutra

  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Vipada Pavaranggoon

  • Associate Dean for Administration

Dr. Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman

  • Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Istvan Rado

  • Assistant Dean for International Affairs

Dr. Napong Rugkhapan

  • Assistant Dean for Research and Academic

Ksenia Kubasova

  • BA-GSSE Program Director

Ksenia’s experience of project coordination in business (Telecom) and non-profit sector (public health) in Europe and South-East Asia supported by her various studies in international teams helps provide guidance for the GSSE students to become change-makers for global community. She is teaching courses in self-development, migration and globalization. Her research interests are mental health, migration and cross-cultural communications.
 
Ksenia holds bachelor and master degrees in Sociology from People’s Friendship University of Russia (Russia) and Master of Public Health degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel).

Stéphane P. Rousseau

  • Faculty

Has over 25 years of experience in international cooperation, development and humanitarian assistance in Asia and the Pacific, as senior staff in the United Nations and other international and local organizations.

Teaches program management, boundary spanning, human rights, introduction to social and behavioral sciences, social life skills, refugee camps management, etc. >>> read more

Pearl Phaovisaid

  • Lecturer, BA Program

Pearl draws upon her background in the US Army, as well as diverse experiences in teaching, coaching, and mentoring to support learners along their journey of personal and professional development and self-actualization. She currently teaches courses in academic writing, contemporary social issues, and globalization. Her areas of interest include education, technology, leadership, and social justice.
Pearl holds a Bachelor degree in Human & Regional Geography from the US Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University.

Chris Oestereich

  • Faculty

Chris Oestereich is a writer, publisher, and sustainability consultant. He founded the Wicked Problems Collaborative, a loose affiliation of thinkers and doers, as a vehicle to take on some of the world's biggest challenges, and he frequently contributes articles to a variety of outlets on social and environmental concerns. He also has several years of experience working in corporate sustainability roles in the U.S., most recently as the zero waste manager for Albertsons and SuperValu grocery stores, and he continues this work through his firm, Linear to Circular. Chris has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University.

Praewa Satutum

  • Faculty

Praewa was formerly a Social Innovation Lead at Thai Social Enterprise Office and a Project Lead at Change Fusion. She has been involving in various social innovation projects, innovation labs, and social entrepreneurship initiatives with partners from both local and international level, such as Unltd, Rockefeller Foundation, Oxfam GB Asia, JP Morgan, USAID, and LGT Venture Philanthropy.

With the full Erasmus Mundus scholarship from European Union, Praewa attained her graduate degree in Global Innovation Management from the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany and University of Strathclyde in the UK. Prior to that, she did her undergraduate study in Information System Engineering from Asian University and worked as an engineer at Exxon Mobil Limited. Praewa has also been awarded the Royal Thai Government Scholarship, IAESTE Scholarship, Asian University Scholarship, and Oversea Ed scholarship. Her areas of interest include social innovation & entrepreneurship, 21st century learning, sustainable development, and systemic change.

Dipendra K C

  • Faculty

Dipendra draws on his experience of starting and managing social purposed organizations. He co-founded a nonprofit and has served in the management team of a social enterprise in Nepal and Thailand. He currently teaches courses in organization design, technology, and development. His areas of interest include nonprofit management, innovation in nonprofits, and governance. >>> read more

Dr. Somchai Thamsirisup

  • Faculty

Dr. Somchai Thamsirisup specializes in the fields of globalization management, strategy for social innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership development, and crises and change management. Prior to joining SGS, he had held executive leadership positions in several reputable multinational corporations in the telecommunications and IT industries in countries in the Asia Pacific region. Academically, he had developed and launched several master degrees in business management in Thailand since the early 1990s. In addition to teaching and coaching students at SGS, Dr. Thamsirisup consults and serves as an independent director for the boards of public companies.
 
Dr. Somchai Thamsirisup graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1987 and went on to receive the scholarship from Glasgow University and graduated with a Ph.D. in Management Studies in 1991.
 

Courtney Lawrence

  • Faculty

Matthew Bugher

  • Faculty

Matthew Bugher is a human rights lawyer and researcher who is currently the Head of Asia Programme for ARTICLE 19. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Matthew researched and wrote reports for the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic, Fortify Rights, the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International, Justice Base and Aegis Trust. From 2013 to 2015, Matthew was a research fellow and clinical instructor at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. He holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Matthew O'Lemmon

  • Faculty

Dr. Apivat Hanvongse

  • Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Hanvongse draws on his training in group dynamics and organizational development to shape future change-makers by giving them the skills to be reflective, adaptive leaders and build effective teams. Dr. Hanvongse is part of G-Lab that helps social enterprises achieve product/market fit by combining entrepreneurial research, Lean Methodologies with Human-Centered Design.

Dr. Hanvongse holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Thammasat University, Master of Arts in Industrial Psychology from the University of Tulsa, and a Doctorate degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

Dr. Charlie E.M. Thame

  • Adjunct Faculty

Charlie holds a Ph.D in International Relations from Aberystwyth University (UK). As well as teaching at SGS and the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat, he has worked with Johns Hopkins University (USA), Open Universities Australia (Aus), Western Washington University (USA), Aberystwyth University (UK), and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland (Aus). His research interests include critical international theory, ASEAN, alternative and transformative regionalism, human rights, Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, and migration. Ongoing research includes projects on Thailand’s special economic zones, an assessment of Thailand’s anti-human trafficking initiatives, and on alternative and transformative regionalism in ASEAN.

Praewta Sorasuchart

  • Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Veerachai Khuprasert

  • Adjunct Faculty