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

Joseph Chinyong Liow is Dean of College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 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.
 
Joseph’s research interests encompass Muslim politics and social movements in Southeast Asia and the geopolitics and geoeconomics of the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Joseph is the author, co-author, or editor of 14 books. His most recent single-authored books are Ambivalent Engagement: The United States and Regional Security in Southeast Asia after the Cold War (Brookings 2017), Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia, fourth edition (Routledge, 2014). A regular columnist for the Straits Times, his commentaries on international affairs have also appeared in New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, National Interest, Nikkei Asian Review, and the Wall Street Journal.  He has testified to the United States Congress, and been invited to deliver a special closed door briefing to the ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting.  In addition to scholarship and policy analysis, Joseph has also consulted for a wide range of MNCs including Shell, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Total, and Statoil. He sits on the board of several peer-reviewed academic and policy journals and the Social Science Research Council (Singapore), and is Singapore’s representative on the advisory board of the ASEAN Institute of Peace and Reconciliation formed under the auspices of the ASEAN Charter.
 
Joseph Liow holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Strategic Studies from the Nanyang Technological University, and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Madison-Wisconsin.
 
 
 
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Dr Mark CENITE 
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Undergraduate Education)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
 
Mark is a Principal Lecturer in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information. He is a four-time recipient of Nanyang Technological University's award for excellence in teaching, and was most recently awarded the Nanyang Education Award (University-Gold) and was also named NTU's "Educator of the Year" for 2016.
 
His work focuses on constitutional law, and law and policy issues raised by new communication technologies, especially artificial intelligence.
 
Prior to taking on his current role as Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), Mark served as Associate Chair (Academic), WKWSCI from 2015 to 2019, and had also taken on other leadership roles before that.
 
He has a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and a PhD in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.
 
Mark has also taught media law at Hong Kong University's School of Communication, the University of Denver and the University of Minnesota.
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
  
Associate ​Professor Yohanes Eko RIYANTO
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Research) 
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences​; and 
Director, Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

A/P Riyanto was the Associate Chair (Academic) of the School of Social Sciences (SSS), the Associate Chair (Undergraduate Education) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and the Head of the Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA).

His research focuses on Experimental and Behavioural Economics, and is (was) the Principal Investigator of several major external research grants such as the Future Resilient System (FRS), a research programme under the Singapore ETH Center established by ETH Zurich and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore; the Technical University of Munich (TUM) CREATE programme funded by the NRF; Energy Research Institute (ERI@N) Nanyang Eco-Campus Living-Lab funded by the Economic Development Board (EDB) and GDF Suez (ENGIE); and the Ministry of Education (MOE) AcRF Tier 2.

Eko’s recent works appear in top Economics and Finance journals including the Journal of Finance, International Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Experimental Economics. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation (JEBO), a top journal in the area of Behavioural Economics and Applied Microeconomics.

His work has been covered by popular media such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. 

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Professor Charles Thomas SALMON 
ASSOCIATE DEAN (Faculty)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
 
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.
 
 

Associate Professor Jesvin YEO
ASSISTANT DEAN (Students)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

A/P Jesvin Yeo is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication at the School of Art, Design and Media. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (MA), and NTU (PhD). Prior to joining Nanyang Technological University, Jesvin worked for large MNC advertising agencies such as the Publicis Group, Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather in Singapore and London.

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Professor Michael J K WALSH
CHAIR
School of Art, Design, and Media
 
Professor Walsh joined NTU in 2011 and was Associate Chair (Research) of ADM from 2012 to 2016. He also served as Deputy Director of the University Scholars Programme.  
 
A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Historical Society, he researches art and heritage conservation, as well as conflict and culture. He has authored, edited and co-edited numerous books on topics like the cultural history and heritage protection of Famagusta, and on modernism (in painting and music) during the Great War.
 
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​Professor Neil MURPHY
CHAIR
School of Humanities
 
Neil Murphy is a Professor 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 editor of Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form (2010). He has co-edited (with Keith Hopper) a special Flann O’Brien centenary issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction (2011) and The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien (2013). He has also co-edited (with Keith Hopper) a four book series related to the work of Dermot Healy, including a scholarly edition of Fighting with Shadows (2015), as well as Dermot Healy: The Collected Short Stories (2015), Dermot Healy: The Collected Plays (2016), and Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy (2016). His monograph, John Banville (2018) was published by Bucknell University Press. He has published widely on contemporary Irish fiction. 
 
 
 
Professor K.K LUKE 
CHAIR
School of Social Sciences

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.
 
 
 
Professor May Oo LWIN 
CHAIR
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
 
Professor Lwin’s expertise lies in strategic and health communication. Her work in digitally mediated health communication systems to improve public health has been piloted in various communities, schools and hospitals. On the infectious disease research front, her research portfolio has covered diseases like Zika, Dengue, Influenza and COVID-19. She is also an expert on food and nutrition communication and behaviours. A Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA), she has received many awards such as the Fulbright ASEAN Scholar Award, Ogilvy Foundation International Award for Academic Leadership and the Outstanding Applied Researcher Award from the ICA.
 
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