Associate Professor, Instruction of Thai & World Languages
Pittaya Paladroi-Shane serves as the World Languages Coordinator and as a Thai Associate Lecturer. She coordinates the Center for International Studies' African and Asian language programs.
Paladroi- Shane, who can also be referred to as Fon, also advises students who have questions related to language courses. In addition, she provides students with information on opportunities for scholarships to study languages, study abroad programs and a wide range of other opportunities. In addition to teaching different levels of Thai from elementary to advanced, and special topics based on the students’ research interest, she also taught for the two different summer intensive programs. These include teaching Thai and environmental issues in Thailand at the Centre Summer Language Institute (CSLI) at Centre College, Danville, KY in 2016 and 2018, and Thai and Thai culture at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI in 2017. Fon is currently an active collaborative online international learning (COIL) faculty at Ohio University.
Fon has worked for Ohio University since 2006 and enjoys assisting students and helping them to succeed. She is working towards her Ph.D. in the Individual Interdisciplinary Program at Ohio University. Her dissertation is an interdisciplinary study on Southeast Asian language programs in U.S. universities. She earned her M.Ed. in Cultural Studies from OHIO's Patton College of Education and earned her BA in Languages from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.