คณบดีกิตติคุณ วิทยาลัยนวัตกรรมสังคม มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิต

Name  (Mr.) Witayakorn  Chiengkul

Date of birth 1946

Education

  • B.A.(Hons) Economics. Thammasat University 1969
  • M.A. (Development Studies) The Institute of Social studies, The Hagues, Netherlands 1982

Work experience

  • 1969-1972 editorial staff of Thai Watthanapanich Publishing House
  • 1972-1982 researcher/writer Dept. of research and planning Bangkok Bank
  • 1982-1988 lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chieng Mai University
  • 1988-1991 Chief Economist Bangkok Bank of Commerce
  • 1991-1995  Vice-Rector Rangsit University, Director of Research and Planning

Department

  • 1995-1997 Dean of Faculty of Communication Sciences, Dean of Liberal Arts Rangsit University
  • 1997-2003 Director of Social Sciences Research Center, Rangsit University
  • 2003-Present time Dean of Social Innovation, Rangsit University

Awards           Sriburapha Award (1998) for merited author who contributed for the betterment of Thai Society in the past 30 years

Research

  1. Socio Economic Problems of Thai Children and Youths (1970)
  2. Thai Economic Crisis : Effects from Accepting Conditional Loans from IMF and Solutions for the People (1997)
  3. One Hundred Best Books that Thai Should Read (1999)
  4. Thai Education Year Report (1997 , 1998 , 2000)
  5. One Hundred Best Books for Thai Children and Youths (2000)
  6. Structural Poverty Index Development Project (2001)
  7. Development of Social Welfare and Social Security System for the Poor (2001-2003)
  8. 3 Decades of Development of Ministry of Higher Education (2002)
  9. Education Reform Strategies for Country Development (2004)
  10. Education Situation in Thailand (2010 , 2011)

Publication     about 120 books published in Thai : consisted largely of critical essays and

research works on the economic, political and social problems of Thailand (eg.problems of the peasants, the umemployed, the students and young intellectuals, education problem, problem of how to build a stronger democratic system, economic and social crises etc.) Publications also include some collection of short stories and poems, translation works form English into thai on various themes from novels, short stories to applied social science and human sciences.