Contributors

Julian AZFAR is an instructor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, where he leads and teaches General Education courses. He has an interest in interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary teaching and learning, and is excited about understanding how the perspectives and pedagogies of educators are inherently shaped by their own backgrounds and socio-cultural contexts.

Julian can be reached at ephjam@nus.edu.sg.

Taizan CHAN is the Director of Research and Education Analytics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He leads a team of data scientists and analysts to provide reporting, analytics, and analytical solutions to senior leaders and other stakeholders at NUS across various domains, including research performance, HR, finance, university endowments, and admissions. He has published papers on technology education, computer science, business and technology, and consulted for several educational and private organizations, including University of Pennsylvania, Caltech, UC Berkeley, Autodesk, and Johnson & Johnson in software development and analytics.

Taizan can be reached at pvotchan@nus.edu.sg.

CHEW Yuanyuan is a senior laboratory executive at the Department of Biochemistry, NUS. She has more than 10 year of experience in laboratory management and operation in both research and teaching laboratories. She also assists in designing and setting up practical classes for the Life Sciences undergraduates.

Yuanyuan can be reached at bchchewy@nus.edu.sg

John CHNG is the Head of Student Wellness at the NUS Office of Student Affairs (OSA). Together with a bunch of enthusiastic Student Wellness managers, John and his team members reach out to students who are anxious through phone calls, wellness workshops and campaigns.

John is a trained counsellor and life coach. He enjoys incorporating cognitive-behavioural and other counselling-informed tips in chit-chat sessions with students so that they can live a more meaningful and fulfilled life.

John can be reached at johnchng@nus.edu.sg.

CHONG Yuan Yi is a Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, and the Staff Advisor for the NUS Chemical Sciences Society (CSS). He believes that education is, and should always be, student-centric. He has a strong interest in using student-centred experiential course design, technology-enabled active learning (TEAL), and engaging students as partners (SaP) in teaching and learning to promote student engagement and motivation in learning.

Yuan Yi can be reached at francis@nus.edu.sg.

Jeanette CHOY is Senior Education Specialist at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL). Jeanette firmly believes that practice should be informed by evidence, and effective, meaningful learning involves active participation and reflection. Her research work focuses on academic development, student learning processes and instructional strategies to foster meaningful learning outcomes.

Jeanette can be reached at jeanette.choy@nus.edu.sg.

CHNG Hui Ting is a Lecturer with the Department of Pharmacy, NUS. In class, she is a proponent of active and collaborative learning. Outside of class, she is actively engaged in mentoring student co-curricular activities. Guided by her teaching philosophy of “bringing out the child in you”, Hui Ting aims to rekindle the curiosity and joy of learning amongst students.

Hui Ting can be reached at phacht@nus.edu.sg.

Nuri CHOI is a Lecturer at the Centre for Language Studies at NUS. She has coordinated and lectured Korean modules including LAK1201 “Korean 1” and LAK4203 “Korean7”. She is interested in flipped learning and developing curriculum for language classes.

Nuri can be reached at clsnc@nus.edu.sg.

Misty So-Sum WAI-COOK is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) and Fellow at the College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT). Misty has extensive experience in teaching oral and written communication skills in tertiary education. She is a strong advocate in providing feedback to further promote student learning, and leveraging on technology to enhance students’ learning experience.

Misty can be reached at elcmsw@nus.edu.sg.

FOO Maw Lin is a lecturer from the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science (FoS), and has previously taught chemistry and materials science in the United States, Canada, and Japan. He is passionate about using game-, group-, and problem-based learning to enhance critical thinking in science students.

Maw Lin can be reached at chmfml@nus.edu.sg.

Mark GAN is an Associate Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) in NUS. He has been involved in a wide variety of higher educational initiatives and programmes to enhance professional development of staff, such as courses for developing a Teaching Portfolio and writing of teaching inquiry grants. His research interests include feedback and assessment, and the impact of academic development work on teaching and learning. Mark has a PhD in Education from the University of Auckland, supervised by Professor John Hattie.

Mark can be reached at mark.gan@nus.edu.sg.

Happy GOH is a senior lecturer with the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). She has taught various communication courses designed for different types of learners and purposes, including critical thinking and writing for community and engineering leadership, and oral skills. Her interests include assessment and blended learning.

Happy can be reached at happy@nus.edu.sg.

Connor GRAHAM is the Director of Studies and a Senior Lecturer at Tembusu College and a Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute. For the last ten years, his teaching and research have centred on topics related to Science, Technology and Society (STS). Most recently, he has been teaching and researching Internet technologies in Asian societies, in particular the imaginations and narratives these technologies perpetuate, produce, and shape. He has been involved in researching and thinking about the use of information technologies in education on and off since the late 1990’s.

Connor can be reached at rctccg@nus.edu.sg.

HAN Zhe, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP is a lecturer with the Department of Pharmacy, NUS. She also maintains an active clinical practice as a Principal Clinical Pharmacist at the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. As an educator and clinician, she believes in integrating real world scenarios and patient cases into her teaching in the classroom and empowering her students to be active participants in their learning process.

Han Zhe can be reached at phahz@nus.edu.sg.

HO Han Kiat, Ph.D., DABT, is currently the Deputy Head (Education) at the Department of Pharmacy, and Vice Dean of Students. In 2009, he started his own research programme, exploring various aspects of liver diseases including the of drug-induced liver toxicity, liver fibrosis and liver cancer. He has published more than 80 papers in internationally recognised journals, won multiple university-level teaching excellence awards, and is an elected fellow of NUS Teaching Academy.

Han Kiat can be reached at phahohk@nus.edu.sg.

Mays IMAD teaches pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, and is also the Founding Coordinator of the College’s Teaching & Learning Center. She received her undergraduate training in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and her graduate training in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University-School of Medicine. Mays completed a National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona. Mays is a fellow at the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and as well as the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE). Mays’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning. Through her teaching and research, she seeks to provide her students with transformative opportunities which are grounded in the aesthetics of learning, truth-seeking, and self-realization.

Mays can be reached at mimad@pima.edu.

Eric KERR is a lecturer at Tembusu College and a research fellow in the Science, Technology and Society Cluster at the Asia Research Institute. His teaching and research centres on issues around knowledge, expertise, and technology. He is Associate Editor at Social Epistemology and Editor of the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective.

Eric can be reached at eric.kerr@nus.edu.sg.

KUAN Yee Han is a Senior Lecturer at Tembusu College and Assistant Dean of Students at Office of Student Affairs. His research focuses on using authentic learning in higher education and living-learning communities. He teaches modules on negotiation and ageing. Yee Han also facilitates negotiation workshops and trains student coaches to promote out-of-classroom learning. He is a certified Lego® Serious Play® facilitator.

Yee Han can be reached at yeehan@nus.edu.sg.

Aileen LAM Wanli is from the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) in NUS and has more than ten years of teaching and corporate training experience in communications and media. She is passionate about the use of technology in education and has developed online and blended courses. She is currently working on a MOOC which will be launched on edX.

Aileen can be reached at aileenlam@nus.edu.sg.

Hong Anh LE is a third-year undergraduate studying Life Sciences and a senior of the Special Programme in Science (SPS, sps.nus.edu.sg). Beyond her academic focus on molecular biology and biophysics, Anh has interests in programming and finding effective learning methods.  on assessment, student living-learning experiences, academic development, and technology-enhanced learning.

Anh can be reached at honganh.le17@sps.nus.edu.sg.

Adrian LEE is Deputy Director (Professional Development) at CDTL, as well as a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry. His interests in education are wide-ranging and include technology-enhanced learning, especially blended learning, interdisciplinary education, and student living-learning experiences. In academic development, Adrian looks to build programmes within a collegial culture and furthering conversations that support reflective practice.

Adrian can be reached at cdtaml@nus.edu.sg.

LEE Gek Ling has taught at the chalk face at the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC)  for 30 years but is delighted now to learn how to teach online, proving that humans can outlast robots in deep learning over a longer time period.

Gek Ling can be reached at elcleegl@nus.edu.sg.

LEE Seow Chong is an Instructor at the Department of Biochemistry, NUS. He teaches practical classes to the Life Sciences undergraduates and writing classes to postgraduates. He believes in providing students with a solid foundation in science through understanding and applying the basics of scientific thinking and writing.

Seow Chong can be reached at bchlees@nus.edu.sg

LEE Zheng Wei is a Full-time Teaching Assistant at the Department of Biochemistry, NUS. Previously trained in cancer biology, he now teaches Life Sciences undergraduate’s practical and tutorial classes. He believes that a teacher could enhance the students’ learning by providing proper scaffolding and designing engaging teaching and learning activity.

Zheng Wei can be reached at bchleez@nus.edu.sg.

LEONG Lai Peng is a senior lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Lai Peng has used and abused the institution’s previous content management system, the IVLE, since its creation until its ultimate destruction. She has since moved on to discover the good, the bad and the ugly of LumiNUS. During her free time, she enjoys creating disruptive new food products.

Lai Peng can be reached at laipeng@nus.edu.sg.

LIEW Yong Xuan is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Life Science under the NUS Department of Biological Science. As a resident in KEVII Hall, he served as the Head of the Hall Affairs Board, a committee which plans and runs hall-wide social events. Some of his interests related to biodiversity and environment conservation issues.

Yong Xuan can be reached at l_yongxuan@u.nus.edu. 

Elsie LIM is Senior Manager at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL). She assists the Director with general administration of the Centre and also coordinates the organising of conferences/symposiums.

Elsie can be reached at cdtlime@nus.edu.sg.

LIOW Chee Hsiang is currently the Vice-Dean (Education) at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He had worked for 14 years in the area of global health in Southwest China and the Greater Mekong Region before joining NUS four years ago. He currently teaches global health, programme design and evaluation to undergraduate Medical, undergraduate Public Health Minor and Master of Public Health students.

Chee Hsiang can be reached at liowcheehsiang@nus.edu.sg.

Yvonne LOONG is a Senior Lecturer at The Independent Learning Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She’s also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Prior to joining CUHK, Yvonne worked at, among others, the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore. She has been involved in teaching research postgraduates topics such as “Thesis Writing”, “Research Methods” and “Vocabulary Teaching and Learning”. Her research interests include English for academic/specific purposes, writer identity, and independent learning.

Yvonne can be reached at loongycw@cuhk.edu.hk.

Jodie LUU is an instructor at the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). She is passionate about harnessing the power of digital technologies to create an inclusive, interactive and learner-centred classroom. Having taught a flipped module and co-developed online courses for both the NUS community and global learners (edX), she is also interested in research on pedagogy for MOOCs and blended learning.

Jodie can be reached at jodieluu@nus.edu.sg.

Kankana MUKHOPADHYAY is a Lecturer and a Resident Fellow at the College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT). She values co-construction of knowledge, and teaching and doing research in the living-and-learning environment of CAPT for the past 5 years have allowed her to engage students actively in their own learning. Her background is in education and human development and her current research interests are in informal and out-of-classroom learning in higher education.

Kankana can be reached at kankana.m@nus.edu.sg.

Florence NG is a Lecturer at Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) where she teaches modules on social media, branding and sustainability. Her interests in education include Students-as-Partners (SaP), peer assessment, team teaching and interdisciplinary education. She is also a certified LEGO® Serious Play facilitator.

Florence can be reached at florence.ng@nus.edu.sg

Magdeline NG is a Senior Librarian at NUS Libraries. She is part of the teaching team for the modules ALS1010 “Learning to Learn Better” and ALS1020 “Learning to Choose Better”. She is passionate about her role as a librarian involved in academic collaborations, be it in a research or education capacity.  Some of her interests relate to pedagogical research, innovative teaching methods, educational interventions, and research impact assessment. She received her BSc (Hons) and MSc in Chemistry from NUS and her Ph.D in Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Magdeline can be reached at magdeline.ng@nus.edu.sg. 

NOOR Hidayu Binte Ahmad is part of the Residential Life team in King Edward VII Hall (KEVII Hall). She finds working with students in events-management, through the challenges therein, rewarding as it creates authentic learning experiences and opportunities for meaningful events. She also oversees outreach and alumni engagement for KEVII Hall.

Hidayu can be reached at kehnha@u.nus.edu. 

Charina ONG is Senior Educational Technologist at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL). Charina’s interests in education include technology-enhanced learning, academic development, and blended learning.

Charina can be reached at charina.ong@nus.edu.sg.

ONG Pei Shi is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Pharmacy. She firmly believes that learning and assessment, when re-imagined with evidence-based approaches and enabled using technology, can help to create a community of learners that are better critical thinkers and problem solvers. Her latest educational endeavour involves the development of an autograder cum peer review system to support students’ learning of pharmacy practice.

Pei Shi can be reached at phaops@nus.edu.sg.

PARK Mihi is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning programmes, multilingualism, and cognitive development through language learning. As a founding staff member of the Korean language programme at NUS, Mihi has been developing the curricula, materials, and assessments for these courses.

Mihi can be reached at mpark@nus.edu.sg.

Kiruthika RAGUPATHI is Associate Director at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) and co-leads professional development programmes and oversees the centralised teaching quality instruments at NUS—student feedback and peer review. Her research work focuses on assessment, student living-learning experiences, academic development, and technology-enhanced learning.

Kiruthika can be reached at kiruthika@nus.edu.sg.

Rafi RASHID has been Assistant Director for Programmes and Lecturer at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS) since 2016. During his PhD and postdoctoral years, he was fortunate enough to work on interdisciplinary research projects involving multiple collaborations. As a member of the NGS faculty, he teaches modules related to integrative sciences and engineering, research ethics and scientific integrity, and scientific communication. He also pursues research in the area of teaching and learning where one of his current interests involves putting the “Philosophy” back into the “Doctor of Philosophy”. His other passion is using technology to enhance teaching and learning, and he has been progressively implementing blended learning in the courses that he teaches. He has recently embarked on an ambitious project to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the theme of “Microbiomes & Sustainability”. 

Rafi can be reached at ngsrr@nus.edu.sg.

Maria Luisa C. SADORRA is a language consultant and independent researcher. Her teaching experience includes 35 years of teaching courses in language and communication [CELC, NUS and De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-Manila)], reading instruction and research (graduate) at DLSU-Manila, and persona studies at the NUS Residential Colleges

Luisa can be reached at lecturer.praise5@gmail.com.

Vyna SANI is a Workplace Readiness lecturer at Ridge View Residential College. Vyna believes in utilising whole body learning methods such as games and drama with students

She can be reached at vynasani@nus.edu.sg.

SEAH Zong Long is a graduate student at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) and Graduate Fellow at King Edward VII Hall. He is also a facilitator for the module DMY1401KE “Art and Science of Photography”. With his background in Physics and keen interest in photography, it is easy to see how the module came about. Zong Long believes that everyone should have a basic appreciation of science to combat ignorance and drive innovation, and the key to dispelling the masses’ aversion is effective scientific communication.

Zong Long can be reached at seahzonglong@u.nus.edu.

SHEE Siew Ying is currently a Master’s research student at the NUS Department of Geography, where she also obtained her Bachelor’s degree (Honours). She has tutored several undergraduate geography modules including GES1003 “Changing Landscapes of Singapore” and GE2206 “Geographies of Life and Death”. Her research interests span across a wide range of cultural and identity politics issues, with particular focus on geographies of religion, health and wellbeing. 

Siew Ying can be reached at siewying_@u.nus.edu.

Shefaly Shorey is an Assistant Professor at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (ALCNS). Her research programme focuses on designing psychosocial and educational interventions for a varied group of the population. She has a keen interest in using blended learning, virtual and augmented reality in nursing education. Her research studies involve national and international collaborations. Dr Shorey has received various awards for her academic and research excellence

Shefaly can be reached at nurssh@nus.edu.sg.

Jasbir SINGH is a Senior Manager at the NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG). He’s passionate about  empowering students with the soft skills that will enable them to thrive in the workplace. He teaches a variety of CFG workplace skills and career preparation workshops and is an instructor for PLS 8001, Cultivating Collaboration and PLS 8004, Optimizing Performance offered by the Department of Psychology in partnership with CFG. He enjoys using a variety of experiential exercises and interactive techniques to make learning personal, feedback-rich, fun and memorable.

Jasbir can be reached at cfgjsbs@nus.edu.sg.

SOO Yuen Jien is a member from the Educator Track in School of Computing. He enjoy teaching varied classes in term of size (from tens of students to hundreds of students) and pedagogy approach (traditional lecture / tutorial, experiential, group based, etc).

Yuen Jien can be reached at sooyj@comp.nus.edu.sg.

Angie TAN is an Instructor and a Fellow at CAPT. She believes in the value of experiential learning and strives to incorporate elements of experiential learning when designing her lessons to create opportunities where students can learn through discovery and exploration.

Angie can be reached at angietan@nus.edu.sg.

Benny TAN is Sheridan Fellow at the Faculty of Law. He teaches and researches in criminal justice-related areas, including criminal law, sentencing law, and evidence law. He is particularly keen on helping students learn industry-relevant skills, and in using technology to enhance teaching and assessment.

He is happy to discuss the details of the abovementioned method and can be reached at lawbtzp@nus.edu.sg.

Doreen TAN is currently teaching Academic English courses and is keen on investigating student engagement and motivation in the classroom. She is passionate about developing critical thinkers and moulding the next generation of learners inside out.

Doreen can be reached at doreen.tan@nus.edu.sg

Hui Ru TAN is currently a graduate student at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS). She is also the head teaching assistant for the module ALS1010 Learning to Learn Better, which is offered by The NUS Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost and sees an enrolment of more than 300 undergraduate students per academic year.

Hui Ru can be reached at huiru.tan@u.nus.edu. 

Lynette TAN is the Director of Studies, Associate Director of Student Life and Senior Lecturer at Residential College 4 (RC4), NUS. At RC4, her teaching on Systems Thinking explores the philosophies and work of the Systems Pioneers and empowers students to be humane change agents as they navigate global issues that are critical in the 21st Century. She has a strong interest in technology enhanced learning.

Lynette can be reached at rc4lynette@nus.edu.sg.

Stephen TAY is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Building and an Adjunct Researcher at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore. His passion lies in solar photovoltaic (PV) for the built environment, which he teaches in the modules PF3105 “Research Methods”, PF3504 “Energy Management”, and PF4305 “Green Development”. In addition, he is actively involved in outreach activities to educate both local and overseas participants on solar energy and its relevance for us today.

Stephen can be reached at stephen.tay@nus.edu.sg.

The Teaching Excellence Council (TEC) at the NUS Business School was set up in 2013 to coordinate initiatives on enhancing teaching quality, and to build a strong culture for teaching excellence. The AY2019-2020 TEC members were Ravi Chandran, Marleen Dieleman, Doreen Kum, Vivien Lim, Liu Qizhang, Susan See Tho, Usa Skulkerewathana, Tambyah Siok Kuan, Ruth Tan, and Yeo Wee Yong.

TOH Tai Chong is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT), where he is also the Associate Director of Studies and Academic Director. He believes that learning should be integrated across disciplines and learning activities. Hence, his interests in education include Students-as-Partners (SaP), experiential learning, reflective writing and interdisciplinary education.

Tai Chong can be reached at taichong.toh@nus.edu.sg.

Chammika UDALAGAMA is a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics, the Special Programme in Science (SPS) and the Science Communication Team at the Faculty of Science (FoS). Chammika teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on topics ranging from quantum mechanics, Python programming to ocean dynamics. He is very interested in using technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.  

Chammika can be reached at chammika@nus.edu.sg.

Bimlesh WADHWA is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean (Student Life) at the School of Computing. She is passionate about teaching and believes in assessment for learning. Her teaching subjects include software engineering, human-computer interaction, and information visualisation. Her research interests cover a wide range of computing education topics, with particular focus on feedback in assessment, and assessment of computational thinking.

Bimlesh can be reached at bimlesh@nus.edu.sg.

Grace WONG is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Real Estate in the School of Design and Environment, NUS. She has taught a wide range of core, elective and GEM modules, and was inducted into the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award: Honour Roll (2011–2015). Besides teaching, she also contributes to curriculum design, development and administration in the Department. Her publications, which focus on her pedagogical initiatives, are featured in Ideas on Teaching, CDTL Brief, CDTLink, as well as in conferences such as the Second Symposium on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.

Grace can be reached at rstgwong@nus.edu.sg.

YANG Zi Yun is currently a Year 2 Computer Engineering student in NUS. As a resident in KEVII Hall, she is the Vice-Head of the CCA, Hall Affairs Board, which plans various hall-wide events to contribute to a warm and fun-filled living environment for residents. Concurrently, as Head of KE Web, she uses IT-related technologies to bring convenience to KEVII residents.

Zi Yun can be reached at ziyun_yang@u.nus.edu.

YEONG Foong May is Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a cell and molecular biologist and her interest in higher education revolves around collaborative and authentic learning. She is a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy, affiliate of the NUS Institute of Applied Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (NUS ALSET) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Foong May can be reached at bchyfm@nus.edu.sg

Farrah Dina YUSOP is the Director of the Universiti Malaya’s Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC), a Centre dedicated to enhancing the professional development of the University’s academic staff. Farrah’s research interests include the design and development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning solutions to improve people’s personal and professional development.

Farrah can be reached at farah@um.edu.my.