Faculty Development Fellows


Faculty Development Fellows

Ms. Cherry Kyaw San is an assistant lecturer at the Department of English, University of Mandalay, Myanmar. She has been working as a university teacher since 2009. Currently she teaches Intercultural Communication and Syntactic Theory to undergraduate students, and Classroom Management to students taking Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching. She supervises undergraduate research projects and Master’s theses. She earned her B.A. (Hons) degree in English (Linguistics and Literature) in 2009, a Master's degree in English (Linguistics and Literature) from Yadanabon University in 2011. She took a Master course at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, in Brunei Darussalam on a scholarship and received an M.A. degree in English language and Linguistics in 2015. She has conducted some research projects, published them in Myitkyina University Research Journal (2013), in Mandalay University Research Journals (2015, 2018) and presented papers at international ELT conferences in Myanmar. Her current research interests are intercultural communication, applied linguistics and English language teaching. E-mail: cherrysan56@gmail.com

Dr. Thanda Aye is a professor of Botany, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She obtained her BSc in Botany in 1992 from University of Yangon and in 1996 she obtained MSc in Plant Tissue Culture also from University of Yangon. In 2005, she obtained PhD in Horticulture from University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna, Philippines. She is a research fellow at the Department of Horticulture Biotechnology laboratory of the Kyungpook National University (KNU) in 2014-2015.  She has 25.1 years of teaching and research experiences in Horticulture, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Taxonomy, Economic Botany, Ethanobotany, Ecophysiology and Environmental Science. She is a Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Study of Botany Subject for the Universities in Myanmar, a Vice-Chairperson of the Curriculum and Syllabus and Textbook Editing Subject-Wise Committee (SWC), Primary and Secondary Education, Basic Education of Myanmar, a Vice-Chairperson of the Botany Subject Pay-Homage to the Nobel Teachers Committee, a Vice-Chairperson of the Botany Association, University of Yangon, a member of Regulatory Working Group (RWG) on Hazardous Waste Management Project, Myanmar, a Coordinator of Waste Management Project of University of Yangon, a Core member of QA team of University of Yangon, Myanmar, and a Contact Person of TIDE Project (UY-UK). She published her research papers in local and international journals as Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science journal, Universities Research journal, Asia Research journal and Horticultural Environment Biotechnology journal. She is still performing the collaborative researches with Thasuptri Rajabhat University. She presented her research papers in local and international conferences. She supervised and still supervising the PhD, MSc and MResearch candidates. She is now a visiting research fellow at CEU. 

Dr. Zin Mar Latt is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Mandalay. In 1998, she received M.A in Anthropology from the University of Yangon where she started her academic life as a tutor. Additionally, she got her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Yangon in 2013. Since 2015, she has been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Mandalay, and then she held an Understanding Myanmar’s Development Research Fellowship (2016), offered by the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. During her academic life, she received the first prize for her research paper at the 15th Annual research conference of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science (2015) and she also published her six papers in the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science (MAAS) journals, Universities Research Journals (URJ) and Mandalay University Research Journal (MURJ). Additionally, her two papers were published in the proceedings of Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) conference (2017) and Second International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies (ICBMS2) (2018). Among her previous research projects before 2015, she focused on socioeconomic life studies, ethnic identity, of nationals who lived in Myanmar. Currently her research interests include environmental studies, development studies, community engagement, urban change and popular religion. Moreover, she participated in the book of "Sustainable Destination Plan for the Ancient Cities of Upper Myanmar organized by Florence University, Italy" and then she also conducted in collaborative research with Zurich University as a research member in which “Impact of Biligualism on language and identity of Pa-O National living in Pharmon village, Taunghyi Township” was explored. She has been participating in two research projects: “Humanities Across Borders (HaB) Project offered by International Institutes for Asian Studies (IIAS) of Leiden University, Netherlands" and "Capacity Building for Knowledge Production at the University of Mandalay", funded by International Development (2017-2019) and Research Center (IDRC) of Canada as Chiang Mai University and Mandalay University (CMU-MU) new project (2018-2020). E-mail: zinmar1970@gmail.com

Dr. Naw Si Blut is Deputy Director of SEAMEO CHAT (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organizations - Centre for History and Traditions) in Yangon, Myanmar. She received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D in History at the University of Yangon. She studied as a research student at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies from 1999 to 2001 and also completed Japanese Language Course. She was affiliated as research fellow to the Research Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies from 2005 to 2006.  She is an education and development project specialist with experiences in teaching, research and facilitation as well as planning and implementation of workshops, international conferences and education exhibitions. Recent research papers deal with, Participation of Businesswomen in Socio-Economic Development of Myanmar, Living in Harmony: Karen Community in Insein and Myanmar Businesswomen in Colonial Period: A Historical Overview

Ms. Zune Zune Pwint Phyu is a lecturer at the Department of English at the University of Mandalay, Myanmar. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2002, she earned a postgraduate diploma in English Language Teaching in 2004 and a Master’s degree in English in 2006. She has been working in the field of English language teaching for nearly 13 years as a teacher, trainer, coordinator and supervisor, in a range of ELT contexts in different institutions of Myanmar. Her teaching experiences in Mandalay University mainly focus on English literature studies, English in the Media, communicative skills and Sociolinguistics. Currently she teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department of English at the University of Mandalay. She is also actively involved in the coordinating role of Myanmar Extensive Program (MERP) not only in Mandalay University but also in other institutions in Mandalay areas. She was also a fellow in the Writing and Thinking Program at the Institute of Writing and Thinking (IWT), Bard College in the United States in 2016, and led a weeklong workshop to the faculties in Mandalay University after that. While her interests lie in the fields of English language teaching methodology and Sociolinguistics, her development work currently focuses on sociolinguistic studies and discourse analysis, with particular attention to Gender Studies. E-mail: zunezunepwintphyu@gmail.com