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Executive Committee


Professor Joseph LIOW 
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Joseph Chinyong Liow is Dean of College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and concurrently, Dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is also Professor of Comparative and International Politics. He held the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, where he was also a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program.


Professor K.K. LUKE 
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Research), College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
DIRECTOR, Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
CHAIR, School of Humanities

Professor Luke received his Ph.D. on a Commonwealth Scholarship from the University of York, U.K. in 1988. A firm believer in the importance of using new techniques and innovative methodologies to crack old puzzles, Professor Luke’s research is characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity. He has a close working relationship with specialists in such diverse fields as Psychology, Sociology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Natural Language Processing in many parts of the world. Prof Luke also brings with him his vast experience in administration. Among other high positions he has held, he was Founding Head of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2005.

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Professor Neil MURPHY
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Undergraduate Education)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Neil Murphy is Professor with the Division of English at NTU, Singapore, and has previously taught at the University of Ulster and the American University of Beirut. He studied at University College Galway (BA & MA), and University College Dublin (PhD). He is the author of Irish Fiction and Postmodern Doubt (2004) and has co-edited two collections of scholarly essays, British-Asian Fiction: Framing the Contemporary (2008), and Literature and Ethics (2008). He has also edited a collection of essays entitled Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form (2010), and is the editor of the revised scholarly edition of Higgins' novel, Balcony of Europe (2010). He has also co-edited several special journal issues, including the Flann O'Brien special centenary issue of The Review of Contemporary Fiction (2011), and an issue of SARE (Southeast Asian Review of English) (2012). In addition, he has published numerous articles and book chapters on Irish literature, contemporary fiction, postmodernism, and theories of reading and is currently writing a book on contemporary fiction.
Associate Professor NG Bee Chin
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Graduate Education)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Bee Chin is an Associate Professor with the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She works mainly in the area of bilingualism and multilingualism with a focus on the impact on language contact on individuals and the community they live in.
Professor May Oo LWIN
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Special Projects)
DIRECTOR (University Scholars Programme)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
May O. Lwin is Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and a Professor with the Division of Public and Promotional Communication, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information in Nanyang Technological University.

Associate Professor Shirley SUN
ASSISTANT DEAN (Undergraduate Education)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Shirley joined the faculty of NTU in 2005 after completing her PhD in Sociology from New York University. Her research interests are in the areas of family, population and genomic medicine in global contexts. She is the author of Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future Citizens (London and New York: Routledge, 2012). She received nominations for the Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008-2010) and served as the undergraduate coordinator and a member of the management committee of the Division of Sociology. She currently serves as a member of the Programme Management Committee of the University Scholars Programme (NTU USP), and a member of the Sociology Research committee and Undergraduate Education committee.

Professor LIU Hong
CHAIR, School of Social Sciences
DIRECTOR, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA)
Prior to joining NTU in September 2010, Professor Liu was the Inaugural Director of the Centre for Chinese Studies and Chair Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Manchester in the UK, where he also served as the Founding Director of Confucius Institute, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, and Academic Director of the UK Study China Programme, which was funded by the British government with over two million pounds. His professional and public service include serving as the academic advisor for the University of Edinburgh (MSC in Chinese Studies), London School of Economics (China in Comparative Perspective Network), Tsinghua University (Centre for Chinese Entrepreneurs), World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center, Ohio University, Chairman of the Universities’ China Committee in London and Convener of its Experts Committee, Member of the Tan Kah Kee International Society and the China Studies Syllabus Development Committee (Singapore Ministry of Education), and Executive Committee Member of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations.

Professor Charles Thomas SALMON
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Professor Salmon joined the faculty of NTU in 2011 after seventeen years at Michigan State University, where he held a variety of positions, including the Ellis N. Brandt Endowed Chair in Public Relations; Director of the Mass Media Ph.D. Program; Founding Director of the M.A. Program in Health Communication; Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research; and Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. During his deanship, the college generated more than $30 million in new grant funds; doubled the number and value of its endowments; doubled the number of international study abroad programs; added and funded 30 new full-time faculty lines; and designed new interdisciplinary programs in serious game design and media arts and technology.
In addition to serving in a variety of academic administrative positions, Professor Salmon has maintained an active program of research and won numerous honors. He was selected as a Rockefeller Scholar in Residence at Bellagio, Italy; Fellow at the Herzog Center for Communication, Society and Politics, Israel; Page Legacy Scholar at the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication; Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv; Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo; Visiting Lecturer at Minzu University in Beijing; UNICEF Social Marketing Consultant in Almaty, Kazakhstan; and a Visiting Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. He is a former recipient of the Pathfinder Award for Outstanding Research, awarded by the Institute for Public Relations Research and Education.

Professor Dorrit Vibeke SORENSEN
School of Art, Design, and Media
She has a long history of collaboration with scientists in developing new technologies, including at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California (USC), and Princeton University. She has been a consultant for Disney and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA , and her research has been supported by the US National Science Foundation, the USC Annenberg Center for Communication and Zumberge Fund for Innovation in Research, as well as Intel Corporation.
She is a 2001 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Film/Video/Multimedia, and the 2005 Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. From 1984-1994, she was Founding Director of the Computer Animation Laboratory (CAL) in the School of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts, and from 1994-2005 she was Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In 2007, she was Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery: Global Eyes, and from 2007 - 2009, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Study (DMS) at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.
Currently, she is Professor and Chair of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.