Associate Professor Piboon Puriveth is one of the most well-known and highly recognized professionals in the field of international education administration in Thailand. Before becoming the dean of the International College of the National Institute of Development Administration (ICO NIDA), Associate Professor Piboon was the director of the Institute of International Studies of Ramkhamhaeng University (IIS-RU) for 12 years, managing 16 programs, from bachelor to doctoral degree programs. Of the programs, 14 are conducted in English and 2 are taught in Chinese. In addition to his extensive background in international education administration, Associate Professor Piboon was dean of the Faculty of Science and vice president of Ramkhamhaeng University. He received his bachelor's in agronomy from Kasetsart University, Thailand, master's in biology from California State University at Long Beach, USA and doctorate in biological sciences from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA. The expertise of Associate Professor Piboon Puriveth is diverse as he has conducted research in various fields ranging from biology, environmental science and statistics to management, education, and leadership.