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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Therdchai Choibamroong

Dean of Graduate School of Tourism Management



Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Tourism Planning and Management, University of Queensland, Faculty of Business, Economics and Laws, Department of Tourism and Leisure Management, Queensland, Australia, 2003  by the following scholarships
  • Master of Social Science (M. Soc. Sc) in Tourism Policy and Management(Awarded M.Soc.Sc. with Distinction), University of Birmingham School of Public  Policy, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), Birmingham, United  Kingdom, 1997     
  • Intensive Korean Language Course Under the support of Hanwha Group’s Scholarship and Board of Investment (BOI), Office of the Prime Minister,Thailand Yonsei University Korean Language Center Seoul, South Korea, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in English (BA), Major : English, Minor : Liberal Studies, Thammasat University, Faculty of Liberal Arts Bangkok, Thailand, 1994

Area of Expertise

  • Tourism Planning and Development

Professional Experiences

Present
  • Dean and Ph.D. Program Director, Graduate School of Tourism Management (GSTM), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), 2011- Present
  • Resource Person for Domestic Tourism , The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Past
  • Director, Thailand Tourism Development Research Institute (TRI),financially and technically supported by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Office of the Prime Minister, The Royal Thai Government, Bangkok, Thailand 
  • International Tourism and Hospitality Expert/Resource Person for Community-Based Tourism Development , United Nations Asian Productivity Organization (UN-APO)
  • International Tourism and Hospitality Expert/ Resource Person for Community-based Tourism Development, United Nations Asian Productivity Organization (UN-AP0), Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Dorector, Asean Tourism Databank via Tourism Stakeholder Networks,The Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN), Ministry of Commence, Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
  • Travel Industry Management Graduate Program Manager, Head of Sustainable Tourism Development, Mahidol University International College, Travel Industry Management Division, Mahidol University, Nakorn Phathom, Thailand
  • Researcher/Teaching Assistant, University of Queensland, Department of Tourism and Leisure Management, Queensland, Australia
  • Research Associate (Responsible for sustainable tourism research), Thailand Environment Institute, Urbanization and Environment Program, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Traffic Officer (KPD), Departure Division, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand

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