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Professor Amporn W. Tamronglak, Ph.D.

 

Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
Prachan Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10200

Email Address

ampornwtamrong@gmail.com Or aw.tarmrong@gmail.com

Contact Number

Office: +66 2 613-2385
Mobile: +66 81-498-7039


Education

- Ph.D. (Public Administration and Public Affairs), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech University), Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A. 1994
- M.A.P.A. (Master of Arts in Public Administration), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A.1987 (Major in Comparative Public Administration and Local Administration)
- Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science, Major in Public Administration. Bhumibol Awards for Academic Excellence, First Class Honor with the highest record in Class of 1985

Certificate

Certificate of Achievements on “Summer Institute on Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment,” from University of Southern California, U.S.A., Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in cooperation with the World Bank External and Corporate Relations Operational Communications Division and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, June 1-12, 2015

Awards and Scholarships

- Bhumibol Award for Academic Excellence in Public Administration, Academic Year 1984.
- Research Excellent Award Year 2004, Office of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) for research on “The Study to Develop Good Governance Indicators.”
- Academic Excellent Award for TU Political Science Alumni, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, 2012
- Best Thammasat Lecturer Award of the Year 2015

Current Position

- President of Asia Pacific Society For Public Affairs (APSPA) (August 2016-2018)
- Academic Research and International Affairs Advisor to Human Resources Institute (July 2016-Present)
- Academic Advisor to the National Reform Steering Committee on Government/State Administration (February 2016-Present)
- Member of the Sub-Committee of the National Reform Steering Committee on Good Governance, Efficiency, and Public Personnel Development (February 2016-Present)
- Member of the Task Force on Ethics (February 2016-Present)
- Member of the Task Force on Public Personnel Development and Compensation and Benefits (February 2016-Present)
- Academic Committee to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), (November 2014 – Present)
- Sub-committee on Research and Development to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), (November 2014-Present)
- Sub-committee on Follow-up on Research and Development to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), (November 2014-Present)
- Secretary-General to The Public Administration Association of Thailand (PAAT) (June 2011 – Present)
- Editorial board member of the Journal of Governance and Development (JGD) (June 2013-present)
- Member of Executive Public Administration (EPA) Program, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (July, 2013-Present)
- Founding member of Asia Pacific Society of Public Administration (APSPA)
- Editorial board of Journal of New Government Paradigm (2014-present)

Previous Positions

- Member of the Research and Development Committee to the Senate (March 2011 – May 2014)
- Member of the Research and Development Sub-committee to the Senate (March 2011 – May 2014)
- Advisor to the Restructuring of the Secretariat to the Senate (March 2012 – May 2014)

Courses (Current Teaching)

1. Undergraduate Level
- Introduction to Public Administration, Thai and International Programs
- Organization Theory and Management
- Project Management
- Project Evaluation
- Administrative/Information Technology
- Thai Public Organization and Management
- Integrated Social Sciences, International Program, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus
- Seminars in Public Administration, International Program, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University

2. Master’s Degree Level
- Human Resource Management
- Human Resource Development
- Organization and Management, Executive Public Administration Program (EPA), Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
- Organization and Management, M.A. program, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
- Public Management in the Context of Postmodernism, Executive Public Administration Program, Sripatum University, Phyathai Campus
- Public Administration Theory, Public Administration Program, Sripatum University, Bangkhen Campus
- English for Public Administration, English for Career Program, English Institute, International Program, Thammasat University, Thaprachan Campus

3. Doctoral Level
- Field Seminar in Public Administration and Public Affairs, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
- Current Issues in Public Administration, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
- Advanced Seminar in Human Resource Management, Sripatum University, Phyathai Campus
- Problems and Issues in Human Resource Management, Sripatum University, Phyathai Campus
- Qualitative Methods, Sripatum University, Phyathai Campus
- Postmodernism Public Administration, Krirk University

Personal Interests and Expertise

- Providing consultations on Organizational Development and Human Resource Management and Development to Public and Private sectors
- Guest Lecturer on the Topics of Organizational Development and Human Resource Management and Development at the graduate levels, both Master’s and Doctoral students
- Special guest lecturer on various topics in Public Administration and Management, for instance, Result-Based Management (RBM), Project Management, Project Evaluation, Accountability and other related administrative tools
- Organization and Management, Organizational Structure, Public Administration Theory, Public Accountability, Human Resource Management and Development, Public Budgeting, Sexual Harassment, Ethics, Administrative Technology, Gender Inequality in Politics and Public Administration, Project Management and Project Evaluation, etc.

Administrative Experiences

- Director of Executive Program in Public Affairs (EPA) (December 2010 – January 2013)
- Member of Faculty of Political Science Board (February 2010 - January 2013)
- Member of Recruitment and Selection Committee (February 2010 - January 2013)
- Head of Public Administration Department (February 2010 – February 2012)
- Advisor to Graduate Study Program, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2008- 2010)
- Serve on Internal Quality Assurance Control Committee, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2008- 2010)
- Serve on Doctoral Program in Political Science Committee, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2002- 2008)
- Serve on Risk Management Committee, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2008-2009)
- Serve as Leader in Drafting Undergraduate Curriculum, major in Public Administration (2009)
- Serve on Doctoral Program in Political Science Committee in drafting the curriculum, (2009)
- Serve on Executive Public Administration (EPA) Program Committee, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2008- 2010)
- Serve on Quality Assurance Committee, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2000- 2002)
- Deputy Dean in Special Project, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2004- 2006)
- Head of Social Service Program, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2004- 2006)
- Serve on Permanent Faculty Committee, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University (2004- 2006)
- Head of E-Learning Projects (2004-2005)
- Faculty Representative serving on Education Quality Assurance (2004- 2006)
- Head of Special Projects in organizing Academic Cooperation between Kampaengpetch Province and Thammasat University (2004- 2006)

On-going Research/Text Books

- A Text Book on Public Organizations. Expected finished date: December 2014.
- The Study of Strategic Plan (Year 2017-2020) and Annual Action Plan Year 2017-2020 for the Secretariat of the Senate of Thailand.

Experiences

- Consultant to Civil Service Commission (CSC) to study “Pilot Project in Applying Accountability Measure to Human Resource Personnel,” September 2007. Responsible for investigating and designing the accountability system and measure, and applying the measure to Human Resource position in Thai public service.
- Advisor and Organizer in arranging public hearing on the Constitutional Draft 1997 around the country
- Training Organizer for all civil services from Kampaengpetch Province composing 5 training courses, 2005.
- Deputy Director, Executive Public Administration Program, 2005.
- Director, Master’s Degree Program in Political Science, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. 1994-1997.
- Faculty of Political Science Representative in Faculty Council Committee
- Representative in Faculty Council Committee
- Consultant to Public and Private Sectors on Organizational Development and Human Resource Management and Development
- Guest Lecturer on Public Administration and Management from undergraduate level to graduate levels
- A Resource Person to Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on Human Resources Management and Human Resources Development on various training courses to public officials from Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.

Academic Work

1989-1999

- Research on “Review on Organizational Culture and Management” May 1989.
- “Senior Executive Services Candidates Development Program: Descriptive Analysis of Five Federal Agencies” 1994 Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech University), Virginia, U.S.A.
- Co-Research and research coordinator on “The Evaluation Study of Budgets Allocated to Political Parties According to the Special Projects Proposed by the Representatives, the Provincial Development Projects Proposed by the Representatives and Provincial Development Projects (budgeted in support to Regional and Local Government).” The project was funded by Budget Bureau Office 1997.
- Research on “Postmodern Organization Theory,” 1999.

2001

- Research on “Senior Executive Development: A Case Study of Bangkok Metropolitan Authority,” January 2001.
- Research on ““Senior Executive Development: A Case Study of Civil Service Commission,” June 2001.
- Co-Research on “The Development of Office of the National Valuation Authority into Public Organization,” responsible for the proposal design of organizational structure for the Public Organization. September 2001
- Co-Research on “The Monitoring Assessment of Expenses Allocated to Political Parties in Fiscal Year 2001.” The Project was financially support by Election Commission, December 2001.

2002

- Co-Research on “Accountability in Pubic Service,” January 2002.
- Co-Research on “The Feasibility in Setting Up Asset Management Company for Thai Railroad,” February 2002.
- Co-Research on “The Capacity Building for Local Governments through Regional Comptroller General and Chief Financial Official,” November 2002.
- Co-Research on “The Setting up of Social Security Office As Public Organization,” December 2002.
- Co-Research on “The Monitoring Assessment of Expenses Allocated to Political Parties in Fiscal Year 2002.” The Project was financially support by Election Commission, December 2002.
- Co-Research on “The Study to Develop Good Governance Indicators,” led by King Prachadhipok’s Institute, submitted to and funded by Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), September 2002.

2003

- Book Editor in translating the book into Thai Language, titled “Refounding Public Administration,” edited by Gary Wamsley, Bangkok: Kopfai, 2003.
- Chapter translation “Agency Perspective: Public Administrator as Agential Leader,” in “Refounding Public Administration,” edited by Gary Wamsley, Bangkok: Kopfai, 2003, pp. 125-180.

2005

- Co-Research on “The Evaluation of Traffic Accident Prevention Policy,” led by King Prachadhipok’s Institute, submitted to Thai Health Promotion Foundation, 2005.
- Co-Research on “The Expansion of Applying Good Governance Indicators at the Organizational Level to Practice,” led by King Prachadhipok’s Institute, submitted to Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), June 2005.
- Co-Research on “The Development of Multimodal Transport System Model and Continuing Logistic Management in to Practice,” responsible for the organizational design, 2005.
- Research on “The Development of Accountability System and Accountability Benchmark for Different Functions,” submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), September 2005.

2006

- Research on “The Feasibility Study and Survey to Develop Infrastructure and Logistic Linkages for Ang-Thong Province,” submitted to Ang-Thong Province, 2006.

2007

- Research on “The Pilot Study of the Application of Accountability Measure to Human Resource Personnel,” supported by the Civil Service Commission, September 2007.
- Teaching Material on “Public Organization Management,” Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, 2007.
- Teaching Material on “Governing by Network” Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, 2007.

2008

- Teaching Material on “Public Organization Management,” Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, updated in January 2008.
- Teaching Material on “Governing by Network” Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, updated in 2008.
- Teaching Material on “Accountability in Public Organizations,” Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, 2008.
- Co-Research on “Contribution to Provincial Governors by Partnership Management, CPGM) in Fiscal Year 2007,” submitted to and funded by Department of Public Works and Planning, February 2008.
- Co-Research on “An Evaluation Review of the Assessment of Administrative Tools in Thai Public Service,” submitted to and funded by the Office of Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC). Responsible in evaluating the application of Balanced Scorecard (BSC) and Internal Performance Agreement / Individual Scorecard (IPA) to the entire public service in the past Fiscal Year
- Book Chapter on “Political Participation of Thai Middle Class Women,” co-author with Associate Professor Tongchai Wongchaisuwan, Women and Politics in Thailand edited by Kazuki Iwanaka, 2008. Sweden: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS).
- Text Book titled, Organization: Theory, Structure and Design. Bangkok: Thammasat University Publishing. June 2008.

2009

- Research on “The Study of Salary Structure and Academic Standard Pay for Certified Teachers and Educational Personnel,” submitted to Office of the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission, September 2009.
- Book Review, titled Invitation to Public Administration. by McSwite, O.C. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharp, 2002 in Sripatum Review Issue 8, No. 2 (July-December 2009).
- Research on “Postmodern Public Administration,” May 2009
- Research on “Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools in Bangkok,” May 2009.
- Article based on Research on “Postmodern Public Administration,” Political Science Journal. Issue 2009, Vol. 4 on the 60th years celebration of Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University.
- Article based on Research on “Sexual Harassment in Secondary and High School in Bangkok Metropolitan Area: Causes and Policy Implication,” Rajchaphat Buriram Journal. Vol. 1 inaugural issue (January-June 2009), pp. 31-47.
- “Postmodern Public Administration and Governance: a Fit or Disparity of Theory and Practice,” Paper Presented at the 10th Annual Conference on Political Science and Public Administration, Songkhla University, Songkhla Province, December 1-2, 2009.

2010

- Book Review, Rosemary O’Leary. (2006). The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, A Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc. Sri Pathum Journal. Vol. 10, No.1, January-June 2010.
- Text Book, editor, Public Governance: Public Administration in the 21st Century. Bangkok: Thammasat University Publishing, 2010.
- Research on “Workforce Planning of the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT),” supported by NRCT. The final report is currently reviewed by the committee. October 2010.
- Research on “Strategy Development for Rice Department 2010-2013,” responsible for organizational structure analysis and design. The project is financially supported by Rice Department, Ministry of Agriculture. July 2010.
- Updated Text Book titled, Organization: Theory, Structure and Design. Second edition. Bangkok: Thammasat University Publishing. November 2010.

2011

- “An Empirical Study of the Autonomy of Thai (Autonomous) Public Organizations” paper presented at the First International Conference on Public Administration, “Challenge to Develop a New Public Organization Management in the Era of Democratization,” Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Jl. Lingkar Barat, Bantul Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday - Saturday, January 21st – 22nd, 2011.
- Text Book (editor) on Theory and Methods from Modern to Postmodern Political Science and Public Administration. The project is supported by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). March 2011.
- Research on “The Study of Independence and Accountability of Thai Public Organizations,” with financial support from the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. September 2011.
- Co-research on “The Corroboration Linkages with Civil Society Network Organizations in Reflecting Citizen’s Issues to Government,” supported by Office of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council. August 2011.

2012

- Research on “The Development of Teacher and Educational Personnel Promotional Assessment Framework,” supported by Office of the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission (Ministry of Education). February 2012.

2013

- Research on “The Establishment of Think Thank on Security Study Phase I” for the Office of National Security Council (NSC). July 2013.

2014

- Leading Research Project on “The establishment of Thailand Security Study Think Tank Phase II”, supported by the Office of the National Security Council (NSC). June 2014.
- Leading Research Project on “The Evaluation of the State of Education in Political Sciences and Public Administration in Thailand (from 1997 to present)” November 2013, supported by the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). The final report is currently under the committee’s approval.
- Leading Research on “The Evaluation of the State of the Public Administration Education in Thailand: Current State and Future Directions” March 2013, supported by the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). The final report is currently under the committee’s approval.
- Leading Research on “Recruitment and Selection of BAAC Personnel” for Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Co-operatives (BAAC). February 2014.

2015

- Leading Research Project on “Universal Health Care Coverage Policy in Thailand,” and also a comparative study in collaboration with the research team in University of Muhamadhya Yogyakarta (UMY), Indonesia. (1 year project)
- Research paper on “Equal Access to Health Care: A Case of Universal Health Coverage Policy in Thailand,” The 2015 Policy & Politics Conference, September 15-16, 2015, School of Policy and Politics, University of Bristol, UK.
- Research paper on “Evaluation of Universal Health Coverage Policy: A Comparison Study between Indonesia and Thailand” coauthor with DyahMutiarin, Suranto, AwangDarumurti, AmpornTamronglak, and PiyakornWhangmahaporn, ICONPO V conference in Davao, Philippines, August 27-28, 2015.

2016

- Leading Organizer of AAPA-PAAT 2016 Annual “Conference on Sustainable Development Goals” Burapha University, 19-20 February, 2016
- Leading organizer of APSPA’s ICONPO VI International Conference on “Information, Open Government, Democratic Governance, and Public Administration,” Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Prachan Campus, Bangkok, August 10-11, 2016.
- “The Quality of Higher Education in Public Administration: the Side-Effects of Administrative Reform,” Journal of Government and Politics (JGP). Vol. 7, No 1 (2016), February.

Associations:

- Secretary-General of Public Administration Association of Thailand (2011-present)
- Founding member of Asia Pacific Society of Public Administration (APSPA) (2009 – present)

Editorial Teams:

- Sripathum Review, Sripathum University, Thailand (2009- present)
- Social Science Journal, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2010-present)
- Editorial board member of the Journal of Governance and Development (JGD) (June 2013-present)
- Editorial board of Journal of New Government Paradigm (2014-present)
- Occasional reviewer of articles for various journals in