Teaching Demo

Teaching Demo

Teaching Demo for the Position of Associate Professor of Asian Studies in Sociology and Anthropology

In Thailand, a teaching demo is just one of the many elements required when applying for an academic title, such as assistant or associate professor.

Prince of Songkla University | Faculty of International Studies

The purpose of a teaching demo is to demonstrate the applicant’s ability to teach, including the use of new technologies, innovation, and integration of personal experience and research.

Additionally, fostering student participation through active learning is increasingly important.

Teaching Demo | Silk Road | Eastern Civilization | February 28, 2020

Teaching Demo (February 28, 2020)

Additional criteria for the position of Associate Professor includes the publication of research in peer reviewed journals relevant to the study area.

Three publications are required:

Prince of Songkla University | Faculty of International Studies

University News | Dr Steven Andrew Martin Promoted to Assistant Professor of Asian Studies in Sociology and Anthropology

University News | Dr Steven Andrew Martin Promoted to Assistant Professor of Asian Studies in Sociology and Anthropology

The Faculty of International Studies hereby congratulates Dr Steven Martin on his promotion to Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, as from 4th April 2018.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Martin is a lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of International Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, Thailand. He specializes in Asian Studies, within the field of Sociology and Anthropology.

Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand, News (in Thai) | Promotion to Assistant Professor of Asian Studies in the Field of Anthropology and Sociology

Eastern Civilization Textbook Cover | Asst Prof Dr Steven A Martin | Faculty of International Studies

Photo: Proceedings of the 2018 PSU Phuket International Conference 50th Anniversary Celebration

Asst Prof Dr Steven A Martin offers the Faculty of International Studies’ 1st FIS Research Seminar at Prince of Songkla University

Asst Prof Dr Steven A Martin offers the Faculty of International Studies’ 1st FIS Research Seminar at Prince of Songkla University

An Introduction to Q and A Sharing in Research – Publication and Resource Strategies for Publishing in International Journals

Writing articles for international journals

On Wednesday October 9th, 2019, the Faculty of International Studies organized a seminar led by Asst Prof Dr Steven Martin aimed at sharing and fostering dialogue and knowledge on how to conduct appropriate research for publication in international journals.

Faculty of International Studies (FIS) Research Seminar at Prince of Songkla University | Click to FIS News Online...

The seminar received broad interest from teachers and staff, and the Faculty of International Studies (FIS) plans to host future workshops on research and publication at the newly opened Research Room 3302, Floor 3, Building 3.

Dr. Steven Andrew Martin and Dr. Raymond James Ritchie develop new social science index methodology at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket

Dr. Steven Andrew Martin and Dr. Raymond James Ritchie develop new social science index methodology at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket

MAY, 2018 | Published Online

New social science index methodology developed at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket, Thailand

Martin, S. A., & Ritchie, R. (2019). A social science index and conceptual framework for assigning weights in surf tourism planning and development. Tourism Planning and Development, 16(3) 281–303.

Dr. Steven A. Martin, Faculty of International Studies, and co-author Dr. Raymond J. Ritchie, Faculty of Technology and Environment, have published the results of their research into a social science index and weighting schema for coastal planning and sustainable development in Phuket, Thailand.

Dr. Steven Andrew Martin, Faculty of International Studies

Dr. Raymond James Ritchie, Faculty of Technology and Environment

The research was published in Tourism Planning and Development, an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) -recognized journal which is currently listed on the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database.

About the Research

“A Social Science Index and Conceptual Framework for Assigning Weights in Surf Tourism Planning and Development”

Martin and Ritchie’s research is a product of inter-faculty communication and collaboration at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. Their paper develops a social science weighting schema for tourism planning and sustainable development, eco-tourism, and conservation studies, using surf tourism as a representative worked example.

Movie stars from Bangkok try surfing for the first time at Kalim Beach in Phuket | Click to Tourism Planning & Development Vol. 16 / Issue 3...

The research employs assessment scores based on field studies of nine Phuket beaches, which were weighted against data taken from surveys of international experts from diverse backgrounds. The findings indicate that analysis of weighted data helps identify key metrics, and that weighted data provides insights not apparent from working on unweighted data.

Their work is intended to help future researchers to identify  and address social, economic, environmental, and governance issues faced on the Andaman Coast and in other eco-sensitive locations around the world. Their approach to analyzing interview data can be applied to research on the management of national parks, coastal surfing resources, fisheries and dive sites.

Abstract | Click to enlarge...

Surf meteorology of Phuket, Thailand | Click to enlarge...

Bathymetry and beaches of Phuket, Thailand | Click to enlarge...

Martin, S. A., & Ritchie, R. (2019). A social science index and conceptual framework for assigning weights in surf tourism planning and development. Tourism Planning and Development, 16(3) 281–303.

Thailand

Thailand

SIX REGIONS OF AMAZING THAILAND

I have been teaching Thai Geography courses at Prince of Songkla University in Phuket for the last eight years.

Wherever I go, I always take my camera.

Sawadee Kap Thailand - Steven Andrew Martin

Sukhothai Historical Park | Thailand | Sukhothai Kingdom 1238–1438

REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF THAILAND | 76 PROVINCES + Bangkok Special Administrative Zone | Dr. Steven A. Martin © | Click to enlarge

Corresponding the map above, photos on this page are categorized into six geographic regions which help to physically and culturally define the country.

Northern Region

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Thailand Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep | Chiang Mai

Vachiratharn waterfall -  Thailand Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Vachiratharn waterfall | Chiang Mai

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, the Highest Point in Thailand | Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai | Highest point in Thailand

Northeastern Region

Pha Mo E Dang | Dangrek Range, Sisaket Province | Thai/Cambodia border | Click to PDF...

Northeast Thailand - Isan - Steven Andrew Martin - Thai Geography

Bird's eye view of Northeast Thailand (Isan)

Sam Phan Bok - Thai Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Sam Phan Bok (The three thousand holes) | Mekong River, Ubon Ratchathani

Traveling in Isan, Northeast Thailand photo journal | Dr Steven Andrew Martin | Thai Geography

On the road in Northeast Thailand

Haew Narok Waterfall | Khao Yai National Park | Click to UNESCO...

Khmer temple - Phimai Historical Park Thailand Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Phimai Historical Park | 12th century Khmer temple

Central Region

Sukhothai | 1238–1438 | Click to UNESCO...

Ayutthaya | 1351–1767 | Click to UNESCO...

Royal Palace, Bangkok | Chakri Dynasty from 1782 | Click to TAT...

Eastern Region

Ko Chang Island, Trat Province - Thai Photo Journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Ko Chang Island | Trat province | Gulf of Thailand

Surfing Mae Ramphung Beach, Rayong | Click to read...

Eastern Gulf of Thai Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Fishers on the Eastern Gulf of Thailand

Southern Region

View of Phang Nga Bay from Phuket | Click to PDF...

Phang Nga Province, Andaman Coast Thailand Photo Journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Phang Nga province | Andaman Coast

Ko Samui Ferry, Surat Thani Province, Gulf of Thailand - Thai Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Ko Samui ferry | Surat Thani province | Gulf of Thailand

Kata Karon lookout point, Phuket, Thailand Photo Journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Kata Karon lookout point, Phuket

Surfing in Phuket | Click to more photos...

Chalong temple, Phuket | Click to video

Typical day at the beach in Phuket during the monsoon season. Onshore winds and waves with passing heavy showers


 

The 76 Provinces of Thailand | Kids Learning Tube


Thank you for visiting my Thailand Regional Geography Photo Page.

I hope you enjoy my photos and the information in the links provided. If you feel motivated to learn more about Thai Geography, please let me know – I’d love to hear from you.

Hi-res photos available on request.

–Steven Martin

Awards

Awards

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP

How it began: In 1999 I took a course in Expository Writing at the Hawaii Community College. As part of the course, I wrote a short essay about my travels through 40 countries, "Great Expectations". To my surprise, the essay won awards at local, state, and international levels (see below).

Read Great Expectations – Republished as the "Jewel of Travel" as an online Learning Adventure.

Awards

2022 Certificate of Honor for Dedication and Service

Prince of Songkla University Retirement Ceremony

2019 Promotion to Asst Professor of Asian Studies in Sociology and Anthropology

Teaching, Research and Publication in Asian Studies

2016 PSU Quality Assurance Award | Top 5 in Social Science

Academic Publication Award | Web of Science (ISI)

2015 PSU Quality Assurance Award | Top 5 in Social Science

Academic Publication Award | Web of Science (ISI)

2014 Best Paper Award | PSU Phuket International Conference

Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Best Paper | Social Science Catagory

2012 Best Paper Award (Green Tourism) | Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA)

APTA Conference 2012 Best Paper | Taipei, Taiwan

2004 Hohonu Academic Journal | University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA

Academic Publication | China, a Magic Place: The Geography of Chinese Philosophy

1999 The 22nd Annual Dean’s List of National Academic Achievement, USA

List of America's Outstanding College Students

1999 HCC Literary Competition, Hawaii Community College, USA

First Place Winner | Hawaii Community Colleges Statewide Contest

1999 League for Innovation Literary Competition, State of Hawaii, USA

Top Three in the Personal Essay Category | State of Hawaii League for Innovation Student Literary Competition

1999 Nota Bene Academic Publication | International Honor Society, USA

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Award | Nota Bene Literary Anthology | Selected from 1,642 Submissions

Scholarships

  • 2005 (3 years) Taiwan Ministry of Education | Taiwan Scholarship | Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), Los Angeles. Master’s Scholarship | National Chengchi University.
  • 2011 (2 years) PhD Scholarship | Faculty of International Studies (FIS) | Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Phuket, Thailand
  • 2012 (1 year) PhD Research Scholarship | Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Hat Yai, Thailand | Faculty of Environmental Management.

Press and Media Appearances

Letters and Documents of Recognition

Education Abroad Asia

Education Abroad Asia

WELCOME TO EDUCATION ABROAD ASIA

I developed Education Abroad Asia (EAA) programs, based at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket, Thailand, to open doors for American students to study, travel and live in Asia.

Southeast Asia is a great place to develop yourself and create something new for your future, and EAA programs motivate young people in the art of learning, including research, publication and video production.

Check out Exploring Education Abroad Asia and the Asian Paradigm, to share few words of encouragement regarding studying in Southeast Asia and our international education programs in Phuket, Thailand.

Study in Phuket - Dr Steven Andrew Martin - Education Abroad Asia
Study in Phuket - Steven Andrew Martin - Education Abroad Asia
Study in Phuket - Dr Steven Andrew Martin - Education Abroad Asia
Study in Phuket - Dr Steven Andrew Martin - Education Abroad Asia