FIGT Research and Education Director
Originally from the US, Debbie Kramlich has lived more than half her life in Peru, Sweden, Germany, and now Thailand with her husband Todd, a mental health therapist. She is the daughter of a TCK and a TCK herself as well as a mom of 7 TCKs all of whom have dual citizenship with US and Sweden. During her time abroad, she has learned to support and advocate for her children in national schools and with second language acquisition which has contributed to her role as an educational consultant at large for TCKS, families, and schools.
She is currently a postdoc research associate at Payap University and an English teacher in Chiang Mai at a German school. Her MA is in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Studies and she has taught English (and written curriculum) for universities, language schools, adult education programs, and national schools. Written in the European setting, her Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of the teacher in fostering and facilitating transformative learning.
Part of her current research focuses on transformative listening and is done in collaboration with a global learning community of 8 academics. In addition, she is writing about and researching the role of the educator in creating a culture of belonging in the multicultural classroom. She is passionate about using the framework of cultural humility to guide her in living respectfully as a learner of new cultures and enjoys helping others follow the same path. She speaks English, German, and Swedish.