Award Recipients

The Yale-NUS Teaching Award Committee congratulates the recipients of the Yale-NUS teaching awards.

Congratulations to 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Professor Michael Maniates (Environmental Studies, Division of Social Sciences)

Professor Maniates is acknowledged for his leadership in the Environmental Studies major, the Common Curriculum, and engaging approaches to teaching inside and beyond the classroom. This Award also affirms his boundless passion for teaching, advising and mentoring of students and junior faculty members.

Congratulations to 2021 Early Career Teaching Award Recipient

Lecturer Carissa Foo (Writing and Literature, Division of Humanities)

Dr Foo is recognised for her impact on student learning and advising, creative and engaging approaches to teaching in the Common Curriculum and the Literature major. Dr Foo has served the College through her distinctive and inclusive teaching approaches in service of student learning and mentorship.

2020 Award Recipients

2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul (Sociology and Public Policy, Division of Social Sciences)

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Associate Professor Paul is acknowledged for her leadership in the Global Affairs and Anthropology majors, the Common Curriculum, capstone advising, and engaging approaches to teaching inside and beyond the classroom. She has served the College through tireless leadership of key initiatives, and by inspiring your students and colleagues alike.

2020 Early Career Teaching Award Recipient

Assistant Professor Matthew Schneider-Mayerson (Environmental Studies, Division of Social Sciences)

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Assistant Professor Schneider-Mayerson is recognised for his creative and high-impact teaching within and beyond the classroom, and his distinctive ability to seed passion and proactive learning in your seminars. He has served the College through inclusive and responsive pedagogy, and by modelling passionate teaching, creative course design, and individualized student mentorship.

2019 Award Recipients

Inaugural Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Associate Professor Mira Seo (Literature, Division of Humanities)

Associate Professor Seo with President Tan. Photo by Charmaine Chua/Yale-NUS College

Associate Professor SEO is acknowledged for her commitment to teaching and learning across the Common Curriculum, and teaching strategies and instructional techniques that demonstrate enthusiasm for and command of literature and the global antiquities. She has served the College through tireless leadership of key initiatives, committee chairship, and mentorship to colleagues.

Inaugural Early Career Teaching Award Recipient

Assistant Professor NG Hui Khoon (Physics, Division of Sciences)

Dean Ickovics with Assistant Professor Ng. Photo by Charmaine Chua/Yale-NUS College

Assistant Professor NG is recognised for her commitment to teaching and learning across the Common Curriculum, especially intellectual leadership in Scientific Inquiry. Her dedication to student learning within the Physical Science major is demonstrated through teaching the innovative Classical Mechanics course. Assistant Professor NG has a patent ability to inspire and sustain the intellectual development of Liberal Arts students through the science curriculum.