Dr. Sok Uttara is Dean of the Faculty of Education, Paññasastra University of Cambodia. In addition to his academic deanship, he holds several other positions, namely member of the PUC Council for Education Excellence, member of PUC Curriculum Development Committee, and editor-in-chief of Student Senate (PASS) Newsletters. He used to be interim director of Department of Standards and Accreditation and independent assessor of the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). He has been engaged in several research projects and consultancy. His research interests include higher education quality assurance, assessment, management, leadership, English language teaching, and curriculum development. Recently, his interests have expanded to cover other areas such as peace-building education and early childhood education. He earned his B.Ed. from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Master of Educational Administration from Ateneo de Manila University, and Ph.D. in Education from De La Salle University. Dr. Sok has made professional travels to attend and present research papers in several countries such as USA, Spain, England, Japan, Australia, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei, Thailand, Germany, etc. His travels were funded by several agencies such as Cambodian Offshore Higher Education Program, UBCHEA, UNESCO, APQN, NIAD-UE, ANECA, University of Malaya, World Bank, and ARNEC.
Prof. Kao Sophal, a Ph.D. candidate, is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education, a member of the Committee for Excellence in Teaching and a professor in Paññasastra University of Cambodia. Prof. Kao specializes in English language teaching, English teacher training, school supervision, and curriculum development. He used to hold a number of positions including a school director and a training manager for private and public educational institutions, a training education specialist and an education consultant for international NGO’s , and an English Language teacher trainer and supervisor for Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport for many years. He earned his M.Ed. in TESOL from Paññasastra University of Cambodia, and his B.Ed. in Education from Royal University of Phnom Penh. He also studied at Reading University, UK, in 1995, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, in 2000. He has presented a few papers at international conferences. Regarding research and publications, Prof. Kao’s following articles and books were published:
Dr. Ly Monirith has been teaching since 1999 and at PUC since 2007. He has taught Ph.D. Research Methods and Educational and Social Development courses and M.Ed. courses, including Curriculum Development in TESOL, Human Resource Management in Education, Educational Entrepreneurship, Modern Trends in Education, and Seminar on Thesis Writing. He also advises M.Ed. and Ph.D. students on research and assists the Faculty of Education with curriculum and faculty development. Dr. Ly holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Adult, Professional and Community Education from Texas State University; an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago; and a B.Ed. in TESOL. He has numerous top U.S. research journal and conference publications. Details about his research and experience can be found on his website: https://monirithly.wordpress.com/
Prof. Som Mony has been involved in ELT for many years as a materials designer, teacher of English, teacher trainer, inspector, and curriculum developer. He now works as an Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Education, Paññasastra University of Cambodia. He earned his M.Ed. in TESL from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia. He has been extensively involved in upgrading the teaching competencies of young Cambodian teachers of English. He is particularly interested in classroom discourses and curriculum design.
Prof. Meas Nearyroth, currently a Graduate Programs Coordinator and professor, holds a M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Leadership from PUC. She has started her academic teaching in 2010. She mainly teaches writing and reading, pronunciation and English for effective communication. Her main interests are in counseling and ICT in education.
Prof. Som Sophara is a full time professor of the Faculty of Education, Paññasastra University of Cambodia. He has been teaching various courses related to TESOL since 2012. He holds a Bachelor in TEFL from the IFL in 1998 and MBA in Human Resource Development from Norton University in 2006. Currently, he is a candidate of Ph.D. in Education at PUC. He used to study the courses related to teaching language methodology at Pouskin Russian Language Institute in Russia in 1984 and English language teaching at Reading University in the United Kingdom in 1994. He has experiences in working with education for more than 30 years: teaching in primary school for 4 years, teaching Russian and English languages in high school for 10 years, and working as an English teacher trainer in Phnom Penh Regional Teacher Training Centre for 6 years. He also worked on basic education and early childhood education in an NGO called Save the Children for 10 years. Moreover, he has attended training workshops and meetings related to education and visited schools in the United Kingdom, Russia, India, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Prof. MAO Saroeun is presently a full-time professor of the Faculty of Education at Paññasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). He started his career as a part-time English instructor at PUC in 2002 and then he was promoted to be an educational inspector, working for PUC IFL. He has been working for PUC for 16 years. As far as his educational and training background are concerned, he received his master’s degree in TESOL from PUC in 2007, bachelor’s degree in TEFL from RUPP IFL in 1999 and bachelor’s degree in Khmer Literature from RUPP in 1998. He has been to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the course of English teaching methodology and to Singapore for applied linguistics and curriculum and materials design training. He has also furthered his education in the field of education planning at IIEP in Paris, France and education policy, leadership and governance at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has participated and presented papers at numerous national and international conferences and workshops. He has over 15 years’ experience of teaching English and teacher training. His professional interests include curriculum and materials development, classroom interaction, teaching and learning methodology, educational planning and conducting workshops.
Dr. Leang UN was educated in Cambodia, the Philippines and the Netherlands. Before earning a PhD in Social and Behavioural Science from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, he was a lecturer at Royal University of Phnom Penh and working part-time with civil society travelling across Cambodia. Upon his return, he served in the graduate program in education at Royal University of Phnom Penh and as technical adviser to Action Aid, Cambodia and World Bank project on higher education. In 2013, he was appointed as deputy director of the higher education department, MoEYS, and chief of the Innovative and Development Grants, Higher Education Quality and Capacity Improvement Project (HEQCIP), co-funded by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the World Bank. Currently, he is a Deputy Director General, Directorate General of Policy and Planning, MoEYS. In addition to his administrative and technical role at the Ministry, his research interests and publications focus on (comparative) education policy and its contribution to (national) development. He used to be a research fellow and visiting scholar at Mekerere University, Uganda and Northern Illinois University, USA and an off-residential senior research fellow at the Center for Khmer Studies. Since 2000s, he has been travelling extensively across the globe, not only in policy making process and project intervention program, but also in his academic capacity. Currently, he is a principle researcher at Education Research Council, MoEYS and a board member of Comparative Education Society of Asia. He is also an adjunct professor at PUC, focusing on the current trends of (higher) education. As an education practitioner and freelance consultant, he involves in providing advice to universities on curriculum reforms and development as well as assessment and pedagogy and short course related to education and development.
Dr. Lucita B. Narag is a professor of both undergraduate and graduate studies. She has an extensive experience in planning, coaching and mentoring, organizing training/workshops and building capacities of local councils, school directors, teachers, students, community members and youths. For six years she also has an extensive experience with foreign-assisted, community development programs and projects in north-east of Cambodia as a development worker with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). She also has a strong background in development management, education, governance, national volunteering and International Citizenship Service (ICS) program, rights-based approach to development program management and organizational capacity assessment. In addition, she has 15 years experience in higher education program development, substantial experience in strategic planning, research, faculty development, psychological testing, counseling and therapy. She is licensed as a Guidance Counselor and Teacher from the Philippines Regulation Commission (PRC). She is a member of the Philippines Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Audit (PACUCOA) and also a National Accreditor. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology from Manuel L. Quezon University, Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling, and Administration and Supervision from University of Perpetual Help System and B.S. in Psychology from Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan). She has presented in research forums held nationally and internationally, authored and co-authored research studies, and advised students on research.
Prof. Bonarin HEM, who has worked for Paññãsãstra University of Cambodia (PUC) for more than ten years, is currently Associate Dean of Academic Program Office and Chair of IQA Sub-technical Committee along with his additional teaching assignment for undergraduate and graduate programs at the Faculty of Education. With scholarships for his university studies, Prof. Bonarin earned his B.Ed in TEFL from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 1996 and MA in Educational Administration from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines in 2001. At present, he is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Portugal and a doctoral student at PUC. Over the last twenty years of work experience in higher education, Prof. Bonarin has held positions in teaching and management at universities, and his research interest focuses mainly on educational leadership, curriculum development, and human rights perceived from educational perspectives.
Prof. Bede Uwalaka is a scholar, educator, research and management consultant. He obtained his BSc. in Industrial Technical Education from the University of Nigeria in 1990, his M.B.A. in General Management from Build Bright University in Cambodia in 2006, and his MEd. in Education Administration from the University of Nigeria in 2007. He also obtained a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from London Teacher Training College and is currently a candidate for Doctor of Education (D.Ed.). He is a professor in the Faculty of Education, Paññasastra University of Cambodia and lectures both graduate and undergraduate courses at various universities. He has also served as a volunteer Technical Adviser in National and International Cooperation Organization, a non-government outfit in Cambodia, and is presently the Director of Donor Liaison and Marketing for Action for Health Cambodia where he serves as a volunteer.
Prof. Chhim Sopheak received Diploma (Associate’s Degree) in Pedagogy of English and Khmer from Kandal Regional Teacher Training Center in 2004, Bachelor of English Literature degree from the University of Cambodia in 2006, Master of Education in TESOL degree from Paññasastra University of Cambodia in 2010, and Master of Public Policy in Public Management from KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea in 2011. He has served as an Instructor Level 4 since August 2012 at Paññasastra University of Cambodia, where he teaches various courses: Technical Writing for Business, Advanced Writing, Professional Writing, Advanced Writing, Advanced Reading, Writing for Development, English for Effective Communication, Interpreting and Translation, English Grammar in Context, and College English I and II. He also serves as a lecturer at Royal University of Law and Economics and University of Cambodia.
Prof. Robert Shrubsall currently teaches as a part-time professor in the Faculty of Education at Paññasastra University, Cambodia. He was educated in the United Kingdom (UK) and has a B.A. Honours degree in English and music from the University of York, a postgraduate certificate of education from the University of Bristol, a diploma in teaching English as a foreign language from the University of London and an M.A. (with distinction) in Language and Literature in Education: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) also from the University of London. Since 1968, he has taught English language and literature at secondary and tertiary levels in the UK, Nigeria, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand and from 1990 to 2001 was employed in the Ministry of Education as an English textbook adviser in Bangladesh and as a specialist in English textbook development in Cambodia. In Thailand, he held the position of dean of the faculty of liberal arts at Asian University from 2002 to 2009, during which time he also designed and ran workshops for English language teachers in Thailand and presented papers on aspects of teaching English language and literature in Thailand and Cambodia. Since joining Paññasastra University in 2014, he has taught and helped to develop teaching and learning materials for the following courses: Writing Development, Creative Writing, Advanced Reading and Advanced Writing.
My name is Sok Vary. I have been employed at Paññasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) since 2003. I am currently Manager of Office of Vice President for University Relations and Academic Program Office (APO) and member of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Sub-Committee. I am also a professor in the Faculty of Education, PUC where I teach various courses, such as Professional Writing, Advanced English Grammar in Context, College English I & II. I earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2008 and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration and Leadership in 2013 from PUC.
Prof. Heng Kimkong earned his MA in TESOL from the Institute of Foreign Languages (RUPP) and the University of Canberra (Australia) with High Distinction in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He has been teaching English since 2006 and joined PUC as a professor of English in the Faculty of Education in 2015. Prof. Heng has been a TOEFL and IELTS trainer and has presented papers at various workshops and conferences. His areas of interest include teaching methodology, teacher education, vocabulary learning and teaching strategies, and research capacity building among classroom teachers. At PUC, he generally teaches Introduction to TESOL, Introduction to Language Acquisition, and Advanced Reading.
Prof. Pheng Phearak is a professor in Faculty of Education at Paññasastra University of Cambodia since 2010 teaching English Phonetics and Pronunciation, Reading and Composition, Speaking and Listening Development, Advanced Reading, Introduction to Literature, Technical Writing for Business, Linguistics, etc. He had received his Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Management in 2004 in the field of Marketing and his Master of Education in TESOL from Paññasastra University of Cambodia in 2008. One year after his graduation, he was offered two teaching jobs as English Teacher in two different schools in Kyoto (Make Way English School) and Osaka (Minerva, ZIAC), Japan and taught English to students from young age to university level. He was the first Cambodian teacher to be offered a teaching job in the Japanese school with the same rank and level as native English speakers. He has been teaching since 2004 and has many years’ experience working at Logos International School and taught English, Latin, Khmer and geography to junior and senior high school students as well as working as a Director for Summer School; and especially he also had lived with American family to acquire and improve his English skill in an American environment home. He has experience in tutoring English to students as well. Totally, he has 12 years professional teaching experience and 6 years professional experience in NGO/INGO. His abroad experiences are in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and United States, etc.
Prof. Leng Sarie is a part-time professor at Paññasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). He has been teaching since 1996 and at PUC since 2010. He is also a Government Official in Department of Curriculum Development, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). He has been working for MoEYS since 1995. In his career, he has been engaged in several research projects with development partners and NGOs. His research interests include in Research and Curriculum Assessment, Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Education Sector, English language teaching, and curriculum development. Recently, he has involved in Curriculum Development Framework for primary and secondary schools. He received his B.Ed. from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Master of Education in Educational Management and Planning and Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Development from Royal University of Phnom Penh in collaboration with University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy and University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. Moreover, he earned his Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC), Singapore. Prof. Leng Sarie has made professional travels to attend meetings and workshops in several countries such as Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Prof. SOEUR Chumnith graduated with a Bachelor of Education in English Literature from Build Bright University in 2006, Master of Education in TESOL from Paññasastra University of Cambodia in 2009, Advanced Research on School Educational Management and Leadership from Kyoto University of Education in 2011, and Master of Educational Management and Planning from International Institute for Educational Planning in 2015. Currently, he has been teaching various courses: English for the Teacher of TESOL, Academic Writing for Business, Advanced Reading, Professional Writing for Business, English Grammar at Paññasastra University of Cambodia, and he is also a staff member of the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
Prof. Sen Chotana is a professor of the Faculty of Education, Paññasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). He teaches a variety of courses, of which English grammar, academic writing, and foundations of education are his favorite courses. He holds several positions, including Assistant to Prince Norodom Ranariddh (National Assembly), Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Keo Puthraksmey (the Council of Ministers), Assistant to H.E. Keo Puthraksmey (Advisor to the Royal Government), part-time Assessor of the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). He also earned his certificate of intensive English from Australian Centre for Education (ACE), Bachelor of Education in TEFL (B.Ed.), and Master in Development Management (MDM) from NU.
Cell phone: 010/012 520 085
Prof. Ith Socheata obtained her master’s degree in Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh. She has been teaching since 2007 and at PUC since 2014. She has taught academic courses such as Writing Development, Advanced Grammar in Context, Foundations of Education, Literature Studies, Business English, and Writing Business Letters.
Prof. LONG Nilroath earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Education, Major in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (B.Ed. in TEFL) from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2004; and later pursued his postgraduate study and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management (M.Ed. LM) from UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand in 2015. He is currently serving as a professor at Paññasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). He teaches College English I and Advanced Writing.
Mobile phone: +855 12 796 769
Prof. Mey Samon used to work with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) with two functions, simultaneously, as (1) an Interpreter and (2) a Journalist, in Pursat Province. He has been teaching English at various schools since 1993 and at PUC since 2007. In addition, he had also used to work as a deputy manager of the Finance Unit at Paññasastra University of Cambodia—Battambang from 2007 to 2010. He earned his degrees of Bachelor of Education in TESOL from the Build Bright University and Master of Education in TESOL from PUC. He is currently a professor in the PUC Faculty of Education, where he teaches various courses on TESOL, writing and English. Prof. Mey Samon has made professional travels related to English proficiency to several countries such as USA (Washington D.C., New York, Colorado, Denver), China (Bejing, Dalian, Lievning, Guangdong), Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Prof. Pich Bunroeun is presently working as a part-time professor at PUC. He has been lecturing a wide range of courses including Curriculum Development and Material Design, Applied Linguistics, Foundation of Education, Educational Psychology, Methodologies in TESOL, Debate, Academic Writing for undergraduate and graduate students, Organizational Behavior & Development, Strategic Management, Risk Management and Insurance and other courses related to linguistic and business disciplines. Moreover, Prof. Bunroeun had experienced working for various organizations including the RUPP IFL, World Vision, H&M, Gap Inc., and a couple of universities for over the past twenty years. Prof. Bunroeun is pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) major in general management at PUC and has successfully completed the course requirements. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) major in Human Resource Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics in Singapore, and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) major in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from RUPP.