Faculty

 The Parami faculty members are of great resilience, flexibility, and goodwill in order to make a significant contribution. The Parami faculty members show diverse academic interests with a bent toward interdisciplinary learning and cross-divisional collaboration.

Dr. Romina de Jong

Dr. Romina de Jong

Dean of Academic Affairs, Chair of the Division of General Education

Romina received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies in 2013, also has a MA in Philosophy of Education and a BA in Social Work.

Dr. Win Maw Hlaing Oo

Dr. Win Maw Hlaing Oo

Chair of the Division of Mathematics and Data Science

Win Maw obtained his Ph.D.in Materials Science from Washington State University and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utah and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. David Golding

Dr. David Golding

Chair of the Division of Social Studies

David obtained his Ph.D. in Education and Social Justice from Lancaster University. He is also an honorary postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. David’s research looks at coloniality, development, international education, governmentality, and neoliberalism.

Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun

Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun

Faculty of Mathematics and Data Science

Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun completed his undergraduate education at Bard College at Simon’s Rock (USA) and Oxford University (UK), and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Yale University (USA).

Thazin Nyein Kyaw

Thazin Nyein Kyaw

Faculty of General Education

Thazin is currently a Program Director for AEM-Parami (English Language Initiative), which is one of many programs from Parami University.

Mia Sasaki

Mia Sasaki

Faculty of General Education

Mia currently works as the Program Lead Instructor at AEM-Parami and as a Writing Composition instructor at Parami University.

Dr. Myo Thida

Dr. Myo Thida

Faculty of Mathematics and Data Science

Dr. Myo Thida received her Ph.D. in Computer Vision from Kingston University, UK in 2013. She is a social entrepreneur with a strong belief in Education for reforming the country.

Thiyagaraja Waradas

Thiyagaraja Waradas

Faculty of General Education

Thiyagaraja Waradas is an academic and researcher working on gender and sexualities in conflict affected countries. He currently serves as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Bath, UK and holds a senior lecturer position at the department of International Relations of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Emily O'Dell

Dr. Emily O'Dell

Faculty of General Education

Dr. Emily Jane O’Dell received her BA, MA, MFA, and Ph.D. from Brown University and an additional MA in Central Asian Studies from Columbia University. In America, she has taught at Brown University, Columbia University, and Harvard University, where she received an award for teaching excellence.

Zahnur Rofiah

Zahnur Rofiah

Faculty of General Education

Zahnur Rofiah (Zee) is a master’s candidate of Education and International Development at University College London. She earned her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from Cambridge Assessment English in 2014 and DELTA Module 1 (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) from International House, London, in 2018.

Dr. Dale Mineshima-Lowe

Dr. Dale Mineshima-Lowe

Faculty of Social Studies

Dr. Dale Mineshima-Lowe received her Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Durham in the UK. She also holds a M.A. in European Political & Economic Integration, a Diploma in Legal Studies, a BSc in Psychology with Political Science (USA), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Adult/Further Education).

Dr. Will Buckingham

Dr. Will Buckingham

Faculty of Social Studies

Will Buckingham has a PhD in philosophy from Staffordshire University, and an MA in anthropology from the University of Durham. He has previously been associate professor in writing and creativity at De Montfort University and visiting associate professor in the college of literature and journalism at Sichuan University. He is a writer, and his most recent book, Hello, Stranger: Stories of Connection in a Divided World is published by Granta Books.

Dr. Doan Nhat Minh

Dr. Doan Nhat Minh

Faculty of Mathematics and Data Science

Dr. Doan Nhat Minh is a mechanical engineer with a strong passion for renewable energy and fluid mechanics. His Ph.D. dissertation at Keio University (Japan) scrutinized a system of counter-rotating cross-flow hydrokinetic turbines for enhanced energy output. While in Japan, Dr. Doan spent 3 years at the Wind Energy Institute of Tokyo working on multiple Japanese floating offshore wind projects.

Kit Young

Kit Young

Faculty of Social Studies

As a pianist/composer-improviser, Kit Young brings her interest in Asian music genres to her performance and creative collaborations with musicians in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China.

Zaw Lin Myat

Zaw Lin Myat

Visiting Faculty

Zaw Lin Myat received his Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in sustainable design from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he works as the lead UX designer for Parami University website and serves as a visiting faculty teaching courses on design and sustainability.