Meet the Faculty for the Second PLP Cohort

Kyaw Moe Tun

Ph.D. Chemistry, Yale University

Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun is the executive director of Parami Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Before he founded the Institute in 2016, he taught integrated science at the Pre-Collegiate Program of Yangon where he himself was a student before studying abroad in the United States. His doctoral research culminated in the industrial development of an Alzheimer’s therapeutic (–)huperzine A.

Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun will be teaching Scientific Inquiry at PLP.

Andrey Tolstoy

Ph.D. Candidate, Film and Media Studies and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Andrey is in the final year of his joint Ph.D. program at Yale University, where he has been teaching since 2013, and is currently writing a dissertation about the phenomenon of going “off-the-grid” in film, literature, and philosophy. Since 2003, he has been working as a translator and editor for various media projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has also produced short films for NGOs around the world, including the United States, Nepal, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mr. Tolstoy will be teaching Global Cultures at PLP.

Carol Fujimura

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California Santa Barbara

Carol Possesses a B.A. in Fine Arts from Parson’s School of Design/The New School of Social Research, NYC. In addition, she received three M.A.s, one in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of California Irvine, and a dual Masters form the Graduate Theological Union & Buddhist Institute, Berkeley, California. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Department of Religious Studies. Carol has rich and diverse real-world experiences with teaching at the university level with college students and non-profit, academic and governmental institutions and organizations.

Dr. Fujimura will be teaching Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at PLP.

Michael Dunford

M.A. Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin

Michael lives and works in Yangon to publish a blog on water, land, and environmental issues relating to agriculture by working with a network of researchers, academic, and development professionals. He has also worked in Vientiane, Laos. In addition, Michael has taught socio-cultural anthropology to undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr. Dunford will be teaching Political Science at PLP.

Vincent Autexier

University of Montpellier, University of Central Lancashire

After his Physical Measurements License Degree at the University of Montpellier in 2012, Vincent studied an applied physics bachelor at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston as part of an university exchange program (ERASMUS). He later integrated the Engineering School Mines d’Albi-Carmaux to follow a generalist engineer training. The Engineer Degree was carried out through an apprenticeship within the Horiba Medical company, whose activity is mainly dedicated to the design and production of biochemical and haematologic analysis automatons. Since 2016 October, he has worked for a consultant society called Viveris as a Industrial Applications and Developer Engineer at EDF Energies Nouvelles, within the Computing Services Direction.

Mr. Autexier will be the Science Teaching Assistant at PLP.