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VICHET SUM
716 S. University Apt 01, Carbondale, IL 62901
Cell Phone: 618-303-3388

E-mail: vsum@siu.edu | vichetsum@vichetsum.com

URL: http://www.vichetsum.com

RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST: Human resource training and development; corporate organizational learning; knowledge management; adult learning theories; contemporary leadership; strategic human resource management; instructional technology; e-curriculum design and development; e-learning theories and applications; management theories of financial institutions and markets; investment portfolio theories and speculative markets; investment behavior analysis of investors in financial markets; national competitiveness assessment; and contemporary issues of globalization.

EDUCATION

08/06-Present SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE (http://www.siuc.edu) Carbondale, IL

Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy (PH.D)

Major/Emphasis: Workforce Education and Development

Dissertation Topic: The Impact of Training and Its Integration in Firm Strategies on
Firms’ Competitiveness: A Top Management Perspective

Secondary Emphasis: Finance (Management of Financial Institutions and Markets;

Portfolio Theory and Speculative Markets)
08/05-05/06 IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (http://www.isu.edu) Pocatello, ID

Degree: Doctorate of Education (ED.D)*


Major/Emphasis: Higher Education Administration

*Nineteen Credits of Coursework Completed


08/04-05/06 IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (http://www.isu.edu) Pocatello, ID

Degree: Master of Training and Development (M.T.D)

Major/Emphasis: Human Resource Training and Development
09/02-06/04 NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY (http://www.ncku.edu.tw) Tainan, Taiwan

Degree: Master of Management Science (M.M.S)/M.B.A equivalence

Major/Emphasis: Industrial/Business Management

Thesis Topic: The Exploration for the Competitiveness in Cambodia, Singapore and Taiwan


09/97-11/01 ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF PHNOM PENH (http://www.rupp.edu.kh) Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Degree: Bachelor of Education (B.ED)


Major/Emphasis: English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


08/06-Present Independent Study Course Manager, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL



  • Manage online courses offered by the Department of Workforce Education and Development.

  • Determine appropriate professional development activities and opportunities for
    the independent study management team in the Department of Workforce
    Education and Development at SIUC

08/04-05/06 Graduate Assistant, Idaho State University Pocatello, ID



  • Assisted the faculty’s research and developed online courses

  • Designed, developed, and maintained the department’s web pages

  • Instructed a graduate/undergraduate course

  • Assisted an assistant dean with the database development project for the
    College of Education using FileMaker Pro

  • Assisted the web programmers with the university web development projects

  • Provided WebCT-related assistance to graduate students and faculty

VICHET SUM

04/05-05/06 Finance Committee Member, Associated Students of Idaho State University Pocatello, ID



  • Investigated fund proposals requested by organizations and clubs; total budget allocated by the committee is approximately $1.5 Millions

09/02-06/04 Research Assistant, National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan



  • Assisted the dean with his research projects (e.g. conference arrangement, data scanning etc.)

  • Designed and maintained web pages for the College of Management

  • Designed computer graphics (e.g. posters, banners etc.) for international conferences

  • Facilitated the development of the International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program

  • Assisted professors in the International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program

  • Coordinated international conference planning

12/01-09/02 Quality Assurance and Legislation Officer, Department of Higher Education Phnom Penh, Cambodia



  • Monitored the national and international cooperation and reported to the Secretary of State to make decisions

  • Monitored and investigated the possibilities for entrepreneurs who wanted to establish private higher institutions

  • Made reforms on English language education programs at all the universities both private and public

  • Monitored and investigated academic quality at private or public higher institutions

  • Monitored national high school exit examinations and grading process

  • Arranged bids and procurements when public universities wanted to buy important materials

  • Translated important documents and interpreted in the meetings and seminars

  • Facilitated and maintained the computer network in the department

05/02-09/02 Lecturer, Build Bright University Phnom Penh, Cambodia



  • Taught business English to an undergraduate class in the Department of Business Administration.

08/00-12/01 Academic Consultant/Assistant General Deputy Director, Newton Thilay Institute Phnom Penh, Cambodia



  • Offered advice to teachers of English on instructional methods and technologies

  • Trained over 500 teachers of English to instruct effectively

  • Observed and evaluated the performance of teachers of English

  • Recruited mid-level managers and teachers of English for special English courses

  • Assisted the deputy director with policy and/or strategic reforms

  • Monitored and evaluated teaching materials 

  • Designed and developed teaching and training curriculums, materials and test/exam papers

  • Communicated with companies and organizations over special trainings and contracts

  • Conducted various English teacher-training courses

10/97-08/00 Translator/Computer Instructor/Teacher of English, New Life Foundation Phnom Penh, Cambodia



  • Translated lessons, documents, scripts, and lyrics from English into Khmer and vice versa

  • Interpreted in the church meetings and seminars

  • Taught English

  • Instructed some computer courses


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

06/07-Present Serve on the professional development committee of the independent study management team, Department of Workforce Education and Development, SIUC

07/03/07 Served on the evaluation committee of a graduate student’s research paper titled A Study of Identifying the Factors that Contribute to Retention of High Performance Employees in Financial Services Institutions of Southern Illinois for the partial requirement of his master’s degree in workforce education and development, SIUC

04/19/07 Reviewed articles for the Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development


VICHET SUM

01/07/07 Chaired the “Human Resource Development” session at the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference, Honolulu: Hawaii

2005-2006 Served on the web liaison committee at Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

2005-2006 Served on scholarship committee of American Society for Training and Development, Eastern Idaho Chapter, Pocatello, ID



    1. Served on the organizing committee of American Society for Training and Development,

Eastern Idaho Chapter, Pocatello, ID

2001-2002 Served on the budget management committee of the Department of Higher Education, Phnom Penh, Cambodia




PUBLICATIONS


Sum, V.  (2007). The impact of training and its integration in firm strategies on firms' competitiveness:


A top management perspective. Proposal accepted for presentation at the 2008 Academy of Human

Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Panama City, FL.


Sum, V. (2007). Google search engine: A grammar and spelling check technology. Paper accepted for
presentation at the 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
Sum, V. (2007). A proposed framework for effective leadership: A contemporary perspective.
41st Annual Meeting of Association for Career and Technical Education Research Proceedings. Las Vegas: NV.
Sum, V., & Phetmalaikul, T. (2007). A study of corporate management capability in Cambodia, Singapore and

Taiwan. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management. Bangkok:

Thailand.
Sum, V. (2007). A framework for managing training programs to enhance organizational operation

performance. Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, 2(3), 1-24.


Sum, V. (2007, June 20). Global Witness used faulty methodology [Letter to the editor].

Cambodia Daily, p. 27.

Sum, V. (2007). A study of admission requirements, curricula, and program requirements of Ph.D.


programs in human resource development/similar fields at U.S. Universities. 2007 Hawaii International

Conference on Education Proceedings, USA, 5, 5743-5765.
Sum, V. (2005). [Review of the book Leadership and self-deception: Getting out of the box]. Idaho Lifelong Learning Association, 2005, 4-6.
Sum, V. (2005, April). A training management framework for organizational performance enhancement and competitiveness. Paper presented at the 63rd annual conference of the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, Jackson, WY.
Sum, V. (2005, March 16). Sam Rainsy: The deceptive amateur artist [Letter to the editor].

Cambodia Daily, p. 15.
Sum, V. (2005, Spring). Managing training for corporate performance enhancement and competitiveness.

Eastern Idaho Chapter of American Society for Training and Development, 3.
Lin, C., Hsieh, H., Yuok, N., Savary, C., & Sum, V. (2004). Evaluating the competitiveness of

least-developed countries - the example of Cambodia. Asia Pacific Management Review, 9(2), 205-227.



VICHET SUM

PRESENTATIONS



41st Annual Meeting of Association for Career and Technical Education Research Las Vegas, NV

Topic: A Proposed Framework for Effective Leadership: A Contemporary Perspective

Date: December 13, 2007


The 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference Honolulu, HI

Topic: A Study of Admission Requirements, Curricula, and Program Requirements of Ph.D. Programs in Human Resource Development/Similar Fields at U.S. Universities

Date: January 07, 2007
Kiwanis Club of Pocatello Pocatello, ID

Topic: Tourism, Industrial Development, and Investment in Cambodia.

Date: May 04, 2005

63rd Annual Conference Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Jackson, WY

Topic: A Training Management Framework for Organizational Performance
Enhancement and Competitiveness.

Date: April 15, 2005




HONORS, AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

08/07-05/08 Graduate teaching assistantship, Department of Workforce Education and Development,


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

05/07-08/07 Graduate teaching assistantship, Department of Workforce Education and Development,


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

08/06-05/07 Graduate teaching assistantship, Department of Workforce Education and Development,


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

04/15/07 W. Russell Withers, Jr. scholarship award for academic excellence, Department of Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

05/04/2006 Finance committee honor award, Associated Students of Idaho State University (Student government)

10/12/05 Essay winning award on global leadership, University of Arizona

08/05-05/06 Graduate assistantship and scholarships, College of Education, Idaho State University

08/04-05/05 Graduate assistantship and scholarships, Department of Human Resource Training and Development,


Idaho State University

09/02-05/04 Research assistantship/scholarships, Department of Information and Industrial Management Science,

National Cheng Kung University


COMPUTER APPLICATION PROFICIENCY




  • HTML, CSS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Microsoft FrontPage

  • Macromedia Flash, Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Fireworks, and Corel DRAW

  • Ms Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional, FileMaker Pro, WebCT, Blackboard and SPSS


OTHER SKILLS




  • Professional web design and development

  • Webquest design and development for e-learning

  • E-portfolio design and development

  • E-course design and development in WebCT and Blackboard

  • Computer graphics design

  • Professional desktop publishing


REFERENCES

Available Upon Request



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