Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Library welcomes Kultida Dunagin

Kultida Dunagin is our new electronic resources librarian.    Previously she worked for the University Center of Greenville where she was a librarian for 15 years and  Spartanburg Methodist College from 1993-1998.

Kultida  began her academic career by earning a bachelor's degree in English from Chulalongkorn Univeristy in Bangkok, Thailand.  From there she earned her first masters which is in Theatre Arts from California State University in Los Angeles.  Following that she moved to the University of North Texas for a PhD in College Teaching. When she moved to South Carolina she decided  that the library profession is where her passion was and earned a second masters  in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. 

Kultida is fluent in English, Thai, and French.  She translates novels, such as books by Ken  Follett, from English into Thai for a publisher in Thailand.  She has authored a number of books in Thai including one on President Obama. Her PhD Dissertation is on the "Cultural Identity in Thai Movies and its Implications for the Study of Film in Thailand."

Kultida and her daughter Niki live in Spartanburg.

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