Contact Information and Curriculum Vitae
  Dr. CHHANY SAK-HUMPHRY

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


Dept. of Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures (IPLL)
Spalding Hall 255, 2540 Maile Way
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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.
Research

• Modern Khmer Language: Syntax; Curriculum Development; Literature; Culture; Dictionary.
• Old Khmer Language: Syntax of Pre-Angkorian and Angkorian Inscriptions; Dictionary; and Paleography.

     
 Proficiency Training
  Certified Tester for ACTFL (OPI).
     
 Teaching/Work Experience
2012-2013 Project Director, Summer Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture in Cambodia. All levels of Instruction. http://khmer.hawaii.edu/SAP.html
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).
http://www.hawaii.edu/khmer/
2008-2012

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. 
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ask/ or http://cambodia.usembassy.gov/advanced_study_of_khmer_ask_program.html
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/gpa-abstracts2008-int.doc

2003-2008  Assistant Professor in Khmer, Coordinator of Khmer Language Program, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (IPLL). University of Hawai'i, Manoa (UHM).
http://www.hawaii.edu/khmer/
2005-2008

Project Director, Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program in Cambodia. Funded by US-DOE. Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad.                  

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 and Grant Awards
2010-2013 Principal Investigator/Author/Developer, US-DOE, International Research and Studies Program (84.017A). Award to develop: Reading Khmer Folklore Online: The Tales of Hare.
2008-2012 Principal Investigator/Project Director, US-DOE, Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad. Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program in Cambodia.
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..
2005-2008 Principal Investigator/Project Director, US-DOE, Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad. Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program in Cambodia.
2005 Author/Developer, UHM, University Research Council. To complete work on Communicating in Khmer: Reading and Writing for Beginners.
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.

     
 Distinction
2010 Board of Regents' Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
http://www.hawaii.edu/about/awards/teaching.php?award=sakhumphry
2009 The Hawai'i Association of Language Teachers (HALT) Award for Excellence in Second-Language Teaching.
1996 Outstanding Service Award, East-West Center Association, Hawai'i Chapter.
     
 Selected Book Publications
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

The Sdok Kak Thom Inscription (K.235): With A Grammatical Analysis of the Old Khmer Text. Revised Second Edition, DatAsia, Inc. [in press] ISBN 978-1-934431-48-1.

2008 Communicating in Khmer: Third-Year. Book 1 and 2. Language Textbook. Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#thirdyear 
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.
http://learnkhmer.net/oldkhmer.htm
2005 Communicating in Khmer: Reading and Writing for Beginners. Language Textbook. Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#firstyear
2003

Communicating in Khmer: An Interactive Intermediate-Level Khmer Course. Book 1 and 2. Language Textbook. Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#secondyear

     
 Journal/Articles
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.
http://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.
http://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.
http://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.
http://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.
http://learnkhmer.net/Articles/Published/sak-humphry1992status.pdf

     
 Electronic Publications
CD-ROM Publications

Sak-Humphry, C. 2008. Communicating in Khmer: Third Year. CD-ROM. Disc 1 and 2. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. (Interactive, Multimedia, Language Teaching/Learning).  Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#thirdyear 

Sak-Humphry, C. 2005. Communicating in Khmer: Reading and Writing for Beginners. CD-ROM. (Interactive, Multimedia, Language Teaching/Learning).  Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#secondyear
Sak-Humphry, C. 2003. Communicating in Khmer: An Interactive Intermediate Level Khmer Course. CD-ROM. Disc 1 and 2. (Interactive, Multimedia, Language Teaching/Learning).  Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://learnkhmer.net/modernkhmer.htm#secondyear
Digital Video Recording (Khmer Cultural Resources)

Sak-Humphry, C. 2008.  ASK: Summer 2008. DVD. Disc 1 and 2.  University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2007.  ASK: Summer 2007. DVD. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2006. Khmer Culture for Third Year Class. DVD. Disc 1 and 2.  University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2006.  ASK: Summer 2006. DVD.  University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2005. Khmer Culture for Second-Year Class.   DVD. Disc 1 and 2.   University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2005.  ASK: Summer 2005. DVD. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2005. Khmer Muslin: Ritual Celebration. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Restricted access to registered participants only).

Sak-Humphry, C. 2005. Ethnic Cham People in Cambodia. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. (Restricted access to registered participants only).

     

 Professional Activities

2011-2014 President of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL).
http://cotseal.net/

2009-Present   

President of the National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA).
http://www.nafeaonline.org/index.html/

2008-Present Executive Secretary Officer, Board of Directors of the Friends of the East-West Center. EWC, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
http://friendsofewc.com/ZenCart/

2008-Present Vice-President of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL).
http://cotseal.net/

2008-Present Member of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA).

2008-Present Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
http://www.councilnet.org

2006-Present  Member of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL).
http://www.councilnet.org

2006-Present  Associate Editor, Journals of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement.
http://jsaaea.coehd.utsa.edu/index.php/JSAAEA/about/editorialTeam

2006-Present   Member of the Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association, Hawai'i Chapter (PPSEAWA).

2006-Present  Executive Board Member of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia Studies Group (TLC), Association of Asian Studies (AAS).
http://www.tlc.ucr.edu/

2002-Present  

Executive Board Member, East-West Center, Alumni- Hawai'i Chapter.
http://forum.eastwestcenter.org/alumni/category/ewca-chapters/

1990-2008  Member, the Consortium of Teachers of SEA Languages (COTSEAL).

1994-Present   Member, the Hawai'i Association of Language Teachers (HALT).

1992-2007   

Board Member, Friends of the East-West Center. EWC, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

1985-1991

Member of Inter-Agency Council for Immigrants.

1986 Board Member of the State Advisory Council.  Office of Community Services, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Honolulu, Hawai'i. Appointed by Governor Ariyoshi.

1987-91

Board Member of the State Advisory Council. Office of Community Services. Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Honolulu, Hawai'i. Appointed by Governor Waihee.

1984- Present Founder, President and Advisory Board member of Cambodian Community in Hawai'i. Honolulu, Hawai'i.

1985-89

Founder and Executive Board Member of the Mutual Assistance Association Center Advisory Council. Honolulu, Hawai'i.

1985

Chairperson of Refugee Advisory Council, Refugee Target Assistance Program (RTAP) II (Child & Family Services). Honolulu, Hawai'i.

     
 Courses Taught
CAM 101/102

Introduction to Modern Khmer (4/4)

CAM 103/104

Conversing in Khmer I and II (2/2) Online

CAM 105

Reading / Writing Khmer (2) Online

CAM 107

First Year Khmer (2) Online

CAM 112 

Intensive Elementary Khmer (6-10)

CAM 201/202 

Intermediate-Level Modern Khmer (4/4)

CAM 205/207

Second Year I and II (2/2) Online

CAM 212

Intensive Intermediate Khmer (6-10)

CAM 301/302 

Third-Level Khmer (3/3)

CAM 305/306 

Third Year Khmer I and II (2/2) Online

CAM 401/402

Fourth-Level Khmer (3/3)

CAM 415 

Khmer Language in the Media (3)

IP/ASAN 361

Southeast Asian Literature in Translation (3)

IP 465B

Southeast Asian Language Teaching (1)

http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/courses/departments/cam.htm/ or http://www.hawaii.edu/khmer/Class.html
     
 Language Background
Khmer Native speaker.
French   

Eighteen years of formal study in Cambodia and in France. 

Thai   

Spoke at home as child; college courses and worked in Thailand.

Lao  

Self-taught; worked with Lao refugees in Thailand and in Hawai'i.

Spanish College courses; 3 months language study in Costa Rica and worked in Latin America.

 


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