We draw on the rich international academic community in Chiang Mai for instructors, guest speakers and other experts for our courses. During the expedition phase of our course, students are taught by local instructors from our host communities, and accompanied by a team of Thai and American instructors who teach, facilitate and give feedback and instruction.
Mark A. Ritchie, Ph.D., Executive Director/Instructor
Supawadee Chimmanee, M.A. student, Associate Director/Instructor
Angkarin Pimpaeng (Pi Tik), Associate Director/Instructor
Dana E. C. Ritchie, Admissions and Records
Jonas Emory, US Office Manager / School relations
Yaowalak Yanuch (Ajaan Tin), MA (Geography/Ecology), Academic Coordinator
Subongkoch Detpongs (Pi Pu), Homestay coordinator
Chonlada Chawai (Pi Noi), Office Manager
Nutchanart Jaisodsai (Pi Toi), Accountant
Sumalee Manorat (Pi Nong), Assistant Accountant
Rachel Roff, Photos and Video Production
Jeff Rutherford, M.A.
Jason Lubanski, M.A.
Sawittree Srakaew (Pi Boom)
Anochao Potjanathamrongpong (Pi Chao)
Rodjana Nasor (Pi Toto)
Budsakorn Som-in (Pi Jiep)
Peter Duker, ISDSI Fellow
Michelle Cordell, ISDSI Fellow
Jon Hric, ISDSI Fellow
Thai Language Instructors
Wilasinee Luadkham, Thai Language Coordinator Coordinator
We also draw on faculty from various universities in Thailand, as well as guest speakers from a wide variety of international and local NGOs. We also host faculty and graduate students from schools in the United States and elsewhere for both teaching and research at ISDSI.
Fall Semester: March 15 | Spring Semester: October 12