Co-Founder of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Hospital of Srinakarinwirot (Thailand)
Co-Founder of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Building for Research and Continuing Education at Srinakarinwirot (Thailand)
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Samrerng Boonruangrutana was born in Ayutthaya province, Thailand. Upon completion of his doctorate from the University of Illinois, Dr. Boonruangrutana returned to Thailand to work at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. Later, he would become regarded as one of the top educators in Southeast Asia.
His body of work includes teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, developing curricula and tests, and doing educational research on measurement and evaluation, in addition to serving as a university administrator.
Dr. Boonruangrutana was a founder of a branch campus in the Nakornnayok Province, was one of the founders of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Hospital of Srinakarinwirot, and was one of the founders of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Building for Research and Continuing Education at Srinakarinwirot.
He is the author of books in measurements and evaluation, statistics, educational psychology, pedagogy, curriculum, primary school mathematics, educational administration, philosophy, and chemistry. To date, he has published 45 research papers and 155 articles on education. He is the author of The Message in My Mind and Three Waves, both books of poetry.
Dr. Boonruangrutana has received many awards including the Best University Instructor in the Nation in 2001. In 2005 he was one of fifteen people selected to present Thai Wisdom in the Celebration of 400th Anniversary of the Death of King Naresuan the Great.
He graduated from Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in test and measurement.
The College of Education, in conjunction with the Educational Alumni Association, presented Dr. Boonruangrutana with the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award.