University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Writing and critical thinking
  • Literary studies
  • Contributed significantly to the establishment of the NUS Teaching Academy that enriches teaching and learning at NUS as well as shapes its education policy and practice, and provides leadership as Vice Chair of its Executive Council
  • Plays a key role in the NUS Teaching Academy's extensive studies on leveraging information technology to enhance education at NUS and re-making the University's teacher peer review system
  • Appointed as one of five inaugural Residential Fellows of Cinnamon College at University Town, creating and shaping a living and learning experience that is rich and meaningful
  • Coordinates the University Scholars Writing and Critical Programme, overseeing quality assurance and curriculum reform
  • Served on the University Scholars Programme's Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee, adding value and insight to the faculty's evaluation, development and quality of teaching
  • Nurtures students to be active learners within and beyond the classroom with carefully crafted assignments such as small group work and peer reviews that compel them to reflect, analyse and critique
  • Draws heavily on information technology to facilitate student-centred learning and create lessons that are interactive, dynamic and engaging
  • Outstanding ability to teach a wide variety of modules to students from different disciplines and backgrounds
  • Published 17 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and essay collections
  • Contributed articles on teaching to university publications
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Commonwealth Literature (since 2006)
  • Referee, Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Journal of Postcolonial Writing (since 2004)
  • Deputy Editor, Journal of the NUS Teaching Academy (since 2010)
  • Presented at numerous international conferences and symposia, including eight invited papers
  • Teaching Excellence Award, NUS University Scholars Programme (2011/2012, 2009/2010, 2008/2009, 2006/2007)
  • Honour Roll, Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2011)
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2009/2010, 2008/2009, 2006/2007, 2001/2002)
"I aim to guide students to discover ways of approaching topics critically, ask their own questions in order to identify problems, and come up with hypotheses that will enable them to move towards solving the problems and questions they have identified."