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Biography

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Prasong, telling the story of Elephants and Bees at DeKalb Public Library, October 14, 2002



PRESENT ADDRESS:

Home: 141 Moo 4 Wang Sarakham Garden
Tambon Koeng, Amphoe Muang
Mahasarakham 44000, Thailand
Tel & Fax: 66-43-742-443
Email: prasong@niu.edu

 

LOCAL ADDRESS:

808 Ridge Dr. Apt. 211 DeKalb, IL 60115 USA

Phone: 1-815-748-5754


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP:

bulletThailand

EDUCATION:

bulletB.A. (English), Mahasarakham University,
Mahasarakham, Thailand, 1997.

 

bulletGraduate Student in Cultural Anthropology, NIU, DeKalb, IL USA   2001---


PRESENT POSITION:

bulletGraduate Research Assistant
Lao SAEsite, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL USA 2001--

 

bulletAssistant Director of The Mahasarakham Storytelling Project
Mahasarakham 44000, Thailand
Tel.&Fax: 66 (0)43 742 443

RESPONSIBILITIES:

bulletLao Web site, the web site for learning Lao language and culture

www.seasite.niu.edu/lao

PREVIOUS POSITION:

Teaching Assistant

bulletWestern Languages and Linguistics Department
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty
Mahasarakham University, Thailand

PREVIOUS RESPONSIBILITIES:

bulletCo-teaching with Dr. Wajuppa Tossa's courses on Thai/Lao Folk Literature and
Storytelling  and Children's Literature

 

bulletAssisting on the following courses:
Introduction to Literature
Reading Lab for Science Students

 

bulletGiving storytelling performances in tandem, and theatre style
with Dr. Wajuppa Tossa and The Mahasarakham Storytelling Team

 

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Trainer and Leader of the Storytelling Tours Assistant Directors of Storytelling Workshops,
Storytelling and English Camps, and Storytelling's Festivals at Mahasarkham University, Thailand            

 

PREVIOUS CAREER:

bulletTeaching Assistant
Western Languages and Linguistics Department
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty
Mahasarakham University, Thailand
bulletCourtesy Professor/Researcher, Storyteller
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS)
University of Oregon, Oregon USA
bulletPart-time teaching position in English
language and literature at the undergraduate degree level
at Mahasarakham University

 

PUBLICATIONS:

bulletHandbook for the Mahasarakham Storytelling Workshop in 1998, 1999
co-author-- Dr. Wajuppa Tossa and Prasong Saihong.
bulletHandbook for the Mahasarakham Storytelling's Camp in 1998, co-author-- Dr.
Wajuppa Tossa and Prasong Saihong.
bulletHandbook for the Mahasarakham Storytelling Workshop in 1997, assistant to
Dr. Wajuppa Tossa and Dr. Margaret Read MadDonald.
bulletHandbook for the Mahasarakham Storytelling's Camp in 1997, co-author-- Dr.
Wajuppa Tossa.
bulletA Collection of Folktales for Storytelling Workshops on Site for Elementary
School Teachers in Northeast Thailand, co-author--Dr. Wajuppa Tossa,
1997.

AWARDS OR GRANTS:

bulletCenter for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University
bulletThe Australian National Storytelling's Guild Partial Funding to
give storytelling performances in Australia with Dr. Wajuppa Tossa,
September-October 1997.
bulletThe John F. Kennedy Foundation of Thailand grant to give
storytelling performances under Dr. Wajuppa Tossa's direction in the United
States of America, October-November 1996.
bulletThe Ford Foundation Grant from Center for Asian and Pacific
Studies, University of Oregon with Dr. Geraldine Moreno-Black, Dr. Kathie
Carpenter, and Dr. Wajuppa Tossa 1998-1999.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS:

bulletApril 2002, Co-organizing of Mainland Southeast Asian Cultural Night, founded by NIU SA, and UID. Hosted by The Southeast Asia Club

 

bulletAugust 2001, Presenting and Giving Performances Thai/Lao Folktales at The Seattle Storytelling Festival, Hosted by The King County Public Library System, Seattle, USA

 

bulletAugust 2001, Presenting and Giving Performances Thai/Lao Folktales at The King County Public Libraries, Hosted by The King County Public Library System, Seattle, USA

 

bulletApril 2001, Presenting a paper in title "Jakarta Tale" with Dr. Wajuppa Tossa in Brown Bag Lecture Series, NIU, USA

 

bulletApril 2001, Co-organizing of Thai Cultural Night at NIU, DeKalb, IL USA

 

bulletNovember 2000, Assistant Director of the forth Tellabration
in Thailand; at Mahasarakham University
bulletNovember 1999, Assistant Director of the third Tellabration
in Thailand; at Mahasarakham University

 

bulletAssistant Director of Storytelling Troupe on Tours to give
storytelling performances and workshops for primary, secondary schools, and
colleges around Thailand.

bulletFebruary 1999, Assistant Director of the annual conference on
"Acting Skills and Storytelling in Language Teaching and the Preservation
of Local Culture"

bulletOctober 1998, The National Storytelling Association's Annual
Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, USA.

bulletOctober 1998, The Talk Story Festival Hosted by Parks and
Recreation Department of Honolulu, Hawaii.

bulletOctober 1998, The Council on Thai Studies Annual Conference,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

bulletOctober 1998, The Annual Conference of The American Folklore
Society, Portland, Oregon.

bulletAugust 1998, The Conference on "Storytelling as Prevention" hosted
by the Health Department of Tacoma, WA, USA.

bulletJune 1998, Assistant Director of Storytelling Troupe on Tours to
give storytelling performances and workshops for primary, secondary
schools, and colleges around Thailand.

bullet2-4 April 1998 Assistant Director of the Storytelling and English
Camp for Grade 1 Children and Parents, Ubonrat Dam, Khonkaen.

bulletAssistant Director and Presenter of Various Sessions in
"Storytelling in the Classroom, a Workshop " held on February 5-7, 1998,
Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.

bullet22-23 November 1997, Assistant Director of the Second Tellabration
in Thailand; at Mahasarakham University

bullet14 September-5 October 1997 Storytelling Tour of Sydney, Australia
and vicinity, the Third Annual National Storytelling Festival hosted by the
Australian Storytelling Guild, Sydney, Australia.

bullet3-5 April 1997 Assistant Director of the Storytelling and English
Camp for Grade 1 Children and Parents, Ubonrat Dam, Khonkaen.

bulletFebruary 1997 Conducting Annual National Workshop on Storytelling,
Language and Culture Teaching, Preservation of Local Languages and Culture
at Mahasarakham University

bullet18 September-7 November 1996 Storytelling Tour of the Pacific
Northeast of the United States--University of Oregon, Oregon State
University, Washington University, Elementary and Middle Schools, Public
Libraries in the Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Storytelling Guild, The
Seattle Book Fest 96.

bulletNovember 1996-Present Storytelling Performance Tours and
workshops for teachers in 19 provincial cities and Vientiane, Lao PDR for
teachers/students and general public in elementary schools, colleges, and
community festivals

bulletNovember 1996 Assistant Director of the first Tellabration in
Thailand; at Mahasarakham University

bulletAssistant Director and Presenter of Various Sessions in
"Storytelling in the Classroom, a Workshop " held on February 6-8, 1997,
Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.

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