Ornkanya Yaoharee


Title : Dr.

Position :  Lecturer / Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Department : Language Studies

Educational background :


Year Degree earned Institution
2013 PhD (Cultural Perspectives and Comparative Education) University of California,                     Santa Barbara, USA
2011 M.A. (Education) University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
2002 M.A. (English for Careers) Thammasat University, Thailand
1999 B.A. Spanish (Second-Class Honors) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Publications :

Conference proceedings

  • Visesvong, A. & Yaoharee, O. (2016). An Analysis of EFL Learnings’ Errors in Business Emails. Proceedings from ICELS2016: the 1st International Conference on English Language Studies (pp. 324-332). 29 – 30 August 2016, Thailand: Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham.
  • Okojie D. & Yaoharee., O. (2015). Teachers’ beliefs and teachers’ strategies for internationalizing the primary classrooms in Thai school context. In Tubtan, S. et al (Eds.), Proceedings from NCAA 2015: The 5th National Conference in Applied Arts (pp.8-16). 4 June, Thailand: King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Press, Bangkok.

Presentations :

  • Thiemjarus, K. and Yaoharee, O., Misunderstandings in Cross-Cultural Business Email Communication among Non-Native Speakers of English: A Case Study of ASEAN Export and Sales Representatives, The 7th International Conference on Language and Communication (ICLC 2015), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, 17 – 18 December 2015.
  • Yaoharee, O. The pragmatic analysis of linguistic landscape in Bangkok Urban Multiculturalism, 14th International Pragmatics Conference, International Pragmatics Association, Antwerp, Belgium, 26-31 July, 2015.
  • Yaoharee, O. (2013). Power and Politeness in Intercultural Workplace Communication: Some Implications for Teaching English as a Second Language in Thailand. Dissertation, University of California Santa Barbara. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2013. (Publication No. 3602262)
  • Yaoharee, O. The pragmatic analysis of decision making in two types of multicultural meetings in Thailand, 13th International Pragmatics Conference, International Pragmatics Association, New Delhi, India, 8-13 September, 2013.
  • Yaoharee, O., “They called me a weirdo”: Cross-cultural miscommunications due to different politeness strategies of Thai professionals in multinational workplaces, 12th International Pragmatics Conference, International Pragmatics Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3-8 July, 2011.


  • Royal Thai Government Scholarship for PhD Program (2008-2013) funded by the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thailand
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Scholarship (2007-2008), Thailand-United States Education Foundation (Fulbright), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Current Project

Project Leader (June 2015 – May 2016), a research and personnel training project on English         for International Business Communication funded by Betagro Public Company Limited

Contact Number : 02 470 -8705