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.

Dr. Siyanee Hirunsalee

  • Assistant Dean for International Affairs and Organizational Communication

Dr. Siyanee holds a B.A. degree in Urban Planning and Management from Thammasat University, Thailand (2007), a Master's degree (2009) and a Ph.D. (2013) in Policy Science from Ritsumeikan University, Japan. She worked in various capacities for Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Japan for 5 years during her time in Japan. Her areas of specialty include Urban Development and Planning, Disaster and Resilient City, Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Gaming Simulation. Her recent projects include "Community-University Collaboration for Urban Development" and "Urban Rehabilitation and Slum Upgrading".

Praewa Satutum

  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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.

Stéphane P. Rousseau

  • Director of Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

Stephane P. Rousseau came to the University of Thammasat with over 25 years of humanitarian, development and international cooperation experience in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

He first coordinated emergency operations in war zone refugee encampments as a United Nations officer on the Thai-Cambodia border, prior to specializing in protection and human rights, notably as a UN Human Rights investigator in politically-violent contexts. Later on, he moved to supporting civil society role in development, establishing the MEDICAM -- a consortium of 99 NGOs -- in Cambodia. He then turned to management and coordination of international cooperation programs, notably as the director of the European Union malaria project in Lao PDR, and later on at the World Health Organization as the Global Fund regional coordinator (WPRO), then to the Asian Development Bank as the GMS CDC regional coordinator. 

In addition to his teaching at SGS, he still acts in the Asia-Pacific region as a consultant for various international organizations (WHO, EU, SPC, AusAID, etc). 

He studied at the faculty of medicine of Paris, Bioforce Institute, and La Sorbonne in Paris; his fields of expertise include programme management, post-conflict reconstruction, human rights investigations and multi-sectoral coordination.

Pearl Phaovisaid

  • BA-GSSE Program Director

Pearl Phaovisaid received her Master of Education from Harvard University and Bachelor of Science from the US Military Academy at West Point. Prior to joining SGS, Pearl served in the US Army; her military service spanned three continents and culminated at the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence where she instructed junior aviation officers in the Basic Officer Leaders Course. After active duty military service, Pearl moved to Thailand to pursue her passion for teaching, coaching, and mentoring. Her areas of interest include education, technology, leadership, and social justice.

Chanya Punyakumpol

  • G-Lab Project Lead

Dr. Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman

  • Faculty

Dr. Istvan Rado

  • Faculty

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.

Dr. Daniel McFarlane

  • Faculty

Dr. McFarlane graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University where he did an anthropological study of the relationship between social change and the development of mobile networks in Cambodia. At the School of Global Studies he is lecturing courses on "People, Groups and Networks" and "Science, Technology and Society". Dr McFarlane's research interests include the relationships between new communication technologies and social change, how business actors imagine and construct markets and how businesses can contribute to prosperous and sustainable communities.

Courtney Lawrence

  • 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

Dr. Parita Suaphan

  • Adjunct Faculty

Seri Thongmak

  • Adjunct Faculty

Mike Michalec

  • Adjunct Faculty

Thienthun Neesanant

  • Adjunct Faculty