Curriculum Vitae
 
  Dr. CHHANY SAK-HUMPHRY

Associate Professor of Khmer
Coordinator of Khmer Language Program 
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures
2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall 255
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822    

TEL: (808)956-8070; FAX: (808)956-5978
           
Email: sak@hawaii.edu
Website: www.hawaii.edu/khmer

     
 Educational Background
Ph.D.  1996 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Linguistics).
M.A.  1992 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Linguistics).
P.D.  1985 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (College of Education: Foreign Language Teaching, French).
M.P.H.  1982 University of Hawai'i at Manoa. School of Public Health: International Health, Health Management and Administration.
B.A.   1979 Whitworth College (International Studies and International Management).
     
 Research/Teaching Specializations
Field   Linguistics; Foreign Language Teaching; Innovative Technology; Bilingualism; Language Policies; Culture.
Research Modern Khmer Language: Syntax; Curriculum Development; Literature; Culture; Dictionary.
Old Khmer Language: Syntax of Pre-Angkorian and Angkorian Inscriptions; Dictionary; and Paleography.
     

 Distinction

2010 Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
2009 The Hawai'i Association of Language Teachers (HALT) Award for Excellence in Second Teaching.
1996 Outstanding Service Award, East-West Center Association, Hawai'i Chapter.
     
 Proficiency Training
  Certified Tester for ACTFL (OPI).
     
 Teaching/Work Experience
2018-2020 Project Director, Summer Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture in Cambodia. Funded by Department of Education (US-DOE). Fulbright-Hays (GPA) Long-Term Project.
2015-2016 Project Director, Summer Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture in Cambodia. Funded by Department of Education (US-DOE). Fulbright-Hays (GPA)-Project Type 1: Short-Term Seminar Project.
2008-Present Associate Professor in Khmer, Coordinator of Khmer Language Program, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (IPLL), University of Hawai'i Manoa (UHM).
www.hawaii.edu/khmer/
2005-2012 Project Director, Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program in Cambodia. Funded by U.S. Department of Education (US-DOE). Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad.
manoa.hawaii.edu/ask/
2003-2008  Assistant Professor in Khmer, Coordinator of Khmer Language Program, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (IPLL). University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
www.hawaii.edu/khmer/
2002-2005 Project Director, Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program in Cambodia. Funded by UHM and Consortium of Southeast Asian Studies Centers in US.
1990 Executive Director, Mutual Assistance Association Center (MAAC) -- a non-profit organization, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Summer '89 Khmer Coordinator and Instructor, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), UHM.
Summer '88 Khmer Coordinator and Instructor, SEASSI, UHM.
Summer '87 Khmer Instructor, College of Continuing Education and Community Services, UHM.
1988-2003 Khmer Language Coordinator and Lecturer, Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (HIPLL), College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, UHM.
1985 Acting Project Coordinator, Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants Program. Hawai'i Department of Health. Honolulu, Hawai'i.
1985 Program Planner and Evaluator on Refugee Homebound Women Project.

English Instructor, Hawai'i Department of Education. Taught English as a Second Language at Adult School.
1983 Research Assistant, working with Professor Philip N. Jenner on Old and Modern Khmer language; Department of Indo-Pacific languages, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
1982 Supervisor, The Consortium. Panat Nikhom Refugee Camp, Thailand.
1982 Vice-Chairperson, Council of Hawai'i Indochinese Mutual Assistance Associations. Honolulu, Hawai'i.
1981 Job Developer. Refugee Employment Program, Hawai'i Department of Labor. Honolulu, Hawai'i.
1979 Instructor, La Libertad, Honduras. Taught English, hygiene, nutrition and family planning.
1975-79 Teaching Assistant, French Department, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington.
     
 Research Grants / External Funding
2018-2020 Principal Investigator/Project Director, US-DOE, Fulbright-Hays (GPA) Project Type: Long-Term Project. Advanced Study Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture in Cambodia.
2014-2015 Principal Investigator/Project Director, US-DOE, Fulbright-Hays (GPA) Project Type 1: Short-Term Seminar Project. Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture in Cambodia.
2010-2013 Principal Investigator/Author/Developer, US-DOE, International Research and Studies Program. Award to develop: Reading Khmer Folklore Online: Tales of Hare (Web-based and CD-ROM).
2006-2007 Principal Investigator/Project Director, UHM, University Research Council, Educational Improvement Fund. Award to develop Web-Based Third-Year e-Khmer Courses (CAM 305 and CAM 307).
2006 Principal Investigator/Author/Project Director, UHM, Diversity and Equity Initiative, Mini-Grant. CIK Reading and Writing for K-12.
2005-2012 Principal Investigator/Project Director, US-DOE, Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad. Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program in Cambodia.
2005 Principal Investigator/Project Director, US-DOE, Fulbright-Hays (GPA) Project Type: Long-Term Project. Advanced Study Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture in Cambodia.
2005 Diversity and Equity Initiative, Mini-Grant. Reviving Khmer Culture - Songs & Dances.
2003-2005 Principal Investigator/Author/Developer, US-DOE. Award to research, write and develop Communicating in Khmer: Advanced-Level with interactive CD-ROM.
2003-2004 Author/Developer, University of Minnesota, Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). Partial award to develop Web-Based Lesson: Direction and Map for Beginners.
1999-2001 Project Director/Author/Developer, US-DOE. Award to research, write and develop CIK: Intermediate-Level Khmer with Interactive CD-ROM.
     
 Research Publications and Textbooks - Journals
2015 Colloquial Cambodian. New Edition. Complete Course for Beginners. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. London and New York. ISBN 978-0-415-52407-0 (pbk) and ISBN 978-0-203-12065-1 (ebk).
2015 Advanced Study of Khmer. Textbook and Web-based. Funded by Fulbright-Hays. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii. (Restricted access to registered participants only).
2011 Twenty-Seven Tales of the Hare: Classic Folktales of Cambodia. Khmer Folklore Stories. Bilingual, Khmer-English. DatAsia, Inc. [in press]. ISBN 978-1-934431-54-2.
2008 Communicating in Khmer: Third-Year. Textbook, Web-based and CD-ROM. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. (Interactive, Multimedia, Language Teaching/Learning). Honolulu, Hawai'i.
learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#thirdyear 
2006 Advanced Study of Khmer. Textbook. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Restricted access to registered participants only).
2005 The Sdok Kak Thom Inscription (K.235): With A Grammatical Analysis of the Old Khmer Text. With the Assistance of Philip N. Jenner. Buddhist Institute in Cambodia. 268 pages.
drive.google.com/file/d/16Yzssn5zUrVdr1J5nWnplZ7iS0tUXqjU/view
2005 Communicating in Khmer: Reading and Writing for Beginners. Textbook, Web-based and CD-ROM. (Interactive, Multimedia, Language Teaching/Learning). Honolulu, Hawai'i.
learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#firstyear
2005 Khmer Culture for Second-Year Class. CD-ROM. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Restricted access to registered participants only).
2003 Communicating in Khmer: An Interactive Intermediate-Level Khmer Course. Textbook, Web-based and CD-ROM. (Interactive, Multimedia, Language Teaching/Learning). Honolulu, Hawai'i.
learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#secondyear
2003 "Adjectives or Stative Verbs in Modern Khmer." Papers from the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, ed. K.L. Adams et al., Tempe, Arizona, pp. 153-259. Arizona State University, Program for Southeast Asian Studies.
learnkhmer.net/Articles/Published/sak-humphry2003adjectives.pdf
1997 "Flying In and Out in Khmer and Thai." Southeast Asian Linguistics Studies in Honor of Vichin Panupong. ed. A.S. Abramson, pp. 209-220. Chulalongkorn University Press.
learnkhmer.net/Articles/Published/sak-humphry1992status.pdf
1995 "Serial and Completive Verbs in Khmer?" Papers from the Third Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, ed. M. Alves, pp. 177-204. Arizona State University, Program for Southeast Asian Studies.
learnkhmer.net/Articles/Published/sak-humphry1995serial.pdf
1993 "The Syntax of Nouns and Noun Phrases of Pre-Angkorian Khmer Dated Inscriptions." Mon-Khmer Studies Vol. 22:1-126, A Journal of Southeast Asian Languages, Mahidol University.
learnkhmer.net/Articles/Published/sak-humphry1993syntax.pdf
1992 "The Status of Man and Tel in Pre-Angkorian Khmer." The Third International Symposium on Language and Linguistics, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 1335-1350. Chulalongkorn University.
learnkhmer.net/Articles/Published/sak-humphry1992status.pdf
     
 Professional Activities
2016-Present Member of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS).
2015-Present Member of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL).
2011-2014 President of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL).
2009-2014 President of the National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA).
2008-2014 Executive Secretary Officer, Board of Directors of the Friends of the East-West Center. EWC, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
2006-Present  Editorial Team of the Journal of Southeast Asian American and Advancement (JSAAEA).
2006-Present  Member of the Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association, Hawai'i Chapter (PPSEAWA).
2002-Present   Executive Board Member, East-West Center, Alumni-Hawai'i Chapter.
     
 Courses Taught
www.catalog.hawaii.edu/courses/departments/cam.htm/ or www.hawaii.edu/khmer/Courses/Class.html
     
 Language Background
Cambodian (Native speaker). French (Eighteen years of formal study in Cambodia, in the US, and in France). Thai (Intermediate level).
     
 
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