About Us

Meet our Visiting Fellows

  • Aline Wolff

    Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication
    Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University


    Aline Wolff is a clinical associate professor of management communication at New York University Stern School of Business. She teaches courses in organizational communication for the undergraduates, the master students and for executive development programs.

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    Aline Wolff

    Aline Wolff is a clinical associate professor of management communication at New York University Stern School of Business. She teaches courses in organizational communication for the undergraduates, the master students and for executive development programs.
     
    Professor Wolff has been with NYU Stern since 1994. Her primary research areas include self-managed teams, communication theory in the workplace, and cross-cultural communication. In addition to her work at NYU Stern, Professor Wolff has taught at SUNY Purchase, Richmond College, College of New Rochelle, and City University of New York. Before joining NYU Stern, she worked for ten years on Wall Street, at Citibank and Goldman Sachs and Co.
     
    Professor Wolff received her bachelor of arts in communication from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her master of arts and doctor of philosophy from Columbia University. An active member of the International Communication Association, Professor Wolff has recently become co-chair of its Academic Industry Task Force.

  • Jeffrey J.Younger

    Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication
    Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University


    Jeffrey J. Younger joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication in September 2007. Professor Younger specializes in business writing, public speaking, team dynamics and critical thinking and has worked for

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    Jeffrey J.Younger

    Jeffrey J. Younger joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication in September 2007.
     
    Professor Younger specializes in business writing, public speaking, team dynamics and critical thinking and has worked for more than 26 years in the field of entertainment, media and corporate communications.
     
    Prior to his appointment, Professor Younger taught advanced business writing courses at Cornell University’s Off Campus College Program. He has developed workplace education courses for corporate clients such as American Express, Morgan Stanley, the New York City Transit Authority and the New York City Department of Education.
     
    Professor Younger received his B.A. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master’s in Education from Brooklyn College.

  • Susan Stehlik

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication
    Former Chair of the HR Undergraduate Specialization for Capella University


    Susan Stehlik joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication in September 2007. Professor Stehlik is CEO of Prime Time Ideas, Inc., a management training and consulting company she founded in 1997. Projects

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    Susan Stehlik

    Susan Stehlik joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication in September 2007.
     
    Professor Stehlik is CEO of Prime Time Ideas, Inc., a management training and consulting company she founded in 1997. Projects have focused on effective communication strategies for performance, resource management, and personal presence as well as critical interventions. Her portfolio of specialties includes diversity and leadership training, executive coaching, legal and ethical investigations; as well as work with Emotional Intelligence, and core communication skills. She has worked with companies such as ABC Television, SAC Capital, Vanguard Investments, Detica and Comedy Central, and has lectured on a variety of human resource issues to the Japan Society, University of Dar es Salaam and the McKinsey Global Business Institute, to name a few.
     
    Prior to her consulting work, Professor Stehlik spent 21 years in international finance, managing human resources and public relations as a member of the senior management teams at Bank of Boston and Nippon Credit Bank. She also served as corporate ethics officer at Nippon Credit Bank.
     
    She earned her B.S. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her M.S. in Human Resource Management from the New School of Social Research in New York City.

  • Tara Coste

    Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Studies
    University of Southern Maine, USA


    Dr. Tara Grey Coste teaches Organizational Theory, Research Methods, Deliberate Creativity and Innovation, and other courses in the leadership and organizational studies programs. Her research and publications are in the areas of organizational innovation and communication.

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    Tara Coste

    Dr. Tara Grey Coste teaches Organizational Theory, Research Methods, Deliberate Creativity and Innovation, and other courses in the leadership and organizational studies programs. Her research and publications are in the areas of organizational innovation and communication. Applications of this work focus on refining the training processes that enhance team creativity and on helping professionals develop the knowledge and techniques they need to enhance their leadership abilities in multi-cultural, multi-national environments. She is a Colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, Leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Entrepreneurship of the University of Greenwich, Co-Founder of the International Forum of Creativity Organizations, and Past-President and Director of Research of the American Creativity Association.

  • Professor Mohammad A.Quayum

    Head, Department of English Language & Literature
    International Islamic University Malaysia


    Professor Mohammad A. Quayum has a PhD in English and American literature from Flinders University, South Australia. He has been teaching at universities in Malaysia and Singapore since 1993. He has also taught at universities in Australia, Bangladesh and the US. Professor Quayum

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    Professor Mohammad A.Quayum

    Professor Mohammad A. Quayum has a PhD in English and American literature from Flinders University, South Australia. He has been teaching at universities in Malaysia and Singapore since 1993. He has also taught at universities in Australia, Bangladesh and the US.
     
    Professor Quayum has published 22 books on various areas of literature, including American literature, Bengali literature and Postcolonial literatures. His most recent books are Sharing Borders: Studies in Singaporean-Malaysian Literature (Singapore National Library Board and Singapore Arts Council, 2009), A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2010) and Rabindranath Tagore: Selected Short Stories (New Delhi: Macmillan, 2011)
     
    Quayum has also published numerous articles in some of the best literary journals around the world, such as the Journal of Commonwealth Literature , Wasafiri , American Studies international, Studies in American Jewish Literature , South Asian Review , Journal of South Asian Literature , Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. He is on the advisory board of several leading international journals, including the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge, UK), Transnational Literature (Australia), Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies (USA) and Diliman Humanities (the Philippines). Quayum has given lectures/conference presentations in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain and the US, among others.

  • Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas

    Associate Professor College of William and Mary


    Francis Tanglao-Aguas is the author of “when the purple settles,” winner of the 2002 Don Carlos Palanca Award, the Philippines National Prize in Literature. He also wrote “where the carabao sleeps,” and “Abuja Woman,” both winners of the Audrey Skirball Kenis Playwriting Award.

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    Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas

    Francis Tanglao-Aguas is the author of “when the purple settles,” winner of the 2002 Don Carlos Palanca Award, the Philippines National Prize in Literature. He also wrote “where the carabao sleeps,” and “Abuja Woman,” both winners of the Audrey Skirball Kenis Playwriting Award. In April 2007, he performed his original solo play, “The Sarimanok Travels” at the University of Hawaii where he was awarded a Freeman Foundation Artist in Residence.
     
    He is also Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary–where he is the first and so far only Asian American to receive tenure in the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance. Previously he was Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and Kenyon College. He held the Henry Lee Irwin Chair in the Humanities at the Ateneo de Manila University as an Assistant Professor. Professor Tanglao-Aguas has also lectured and given workshops and performances at Singapore Management University, University of Hawaii, International Islamic University, University of California Irvine, and the California State University in San Bernardino, Virginia Tech University, DePaul University in Chicago, University of San Francisco, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Old Dominion University and the University of Maryland College Park.
     
    He is a member of Asia Pacific Indigenous Plays Festival, Screen Actor’s Guild and the Dramatists Guild of America. In April 2008, he directed the Pulitzer Prize winning “Topdog/Underdog” by Suzan-Lori Parks for William and Mary Theatre’s Second Season. The production received an Honorable Mention Citation for Directing and Performance from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2009.
     
    Professor Tanglao-Aguas was awarded 2007 Outstanding Professor and the 2009 Perseverance Award from the College of William and Mary NAACP Image Awards. He is proud of his work advancing the celebration of diversity alongside the students groups he advises such as Filipino American Students Association (FASA), Asian Student Council, Muslim Students Association, African American Theatre Club, and the newly founded International Performance Arts Exchange (IPAX).

  • Dr Catherine Gomes



    Dr Gomes is from the Australian research council DECRA, School of media and community from RMIT University. Her work in Singapore will be to conduct research on the areas of identity, ethnicity, migration and the media. We printed and published her research book entitled: “Multiculturalism through the lens: A guide to ethnic and migrant anxieties in Singapore”.

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    Dr Catherine Gomes

    Dr Gomes is from the Australian research council DECRA, School of media and community from RMIT University. Her work in Singapore will be to conduct research on the areas of identity, ethnicity, migration and the media. We printed and published her research book entitled: “Multiculturalism through the lens: A guide to ethnic and migrant anxieties in Singapore”.

  • Professor Dipika Mukherjee



    Professor Mukherjee came to do research for her monograph on “Women in urban spaces: reflections from Singapore Literature in English”. This monograph will examine the representation of cisgendered and transgendered women as portrayed in Singaporean literary works.

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    Professor Dipika Mukherjee

    Professor Mukherjee came to do research for her monograph on “Women in urban spaces: reflections from Singapore Literature in English”. This monograph will examine the representation of cisgendered and transgendered women as portrayed in Singaporean literary works. Singapore is an interesting study as it has always been multilingual and multicultural crossroad, the notions of urban analysis and the agents of urban making will be examined. How far is the idea of a “smart city” as well as the “nanny-state” reflective of the Singaporean narratives being published today? How are women valued in the sociopolitical upheavals of this modern nation-state and how does the Confucian heritage manipulate their identity?

  • Francis Benteux



    French writer and tea connoisseur Francis Benteux follows in Marc Leguay’s footsteps since 1998. He is at the origin of the first three exhibitions of his work. His essay Marc Leguay, le peintre du Laos (Paris: L’Amateur, September 2009), the first monograph about the painter, brought him to Singapore last year.

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    Francis Benteux

    French writer and tea connoisseur Francis Benteux follows in Marc Leguay’s footsteps since 1998. He is at the origin of the first three exhibitions of his work. His essay Marc Leguay, le peintre du Laos (Paris: L’Amateur, September 2009), the first monograph about the painter, brought him to Singapore last year.

  • Subrata Chattopadhyay Banerjee



    Subrata Chattopadhyay Banerjee is a doctoral student from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, working on Modern Entangled Intellectual History. Her PhD dissertation is on the topic of “The origin Of the Aryan Invasion Theory: A Study into 19th Century Scientific World”. Her research interests are broadly in the domains of South-Asian History, Indo-European Socio Religious-Cultural Exchange, Linguistics research and History of Technology […]

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    Subrata Chattopadhyay Banerjee

    Subrata Chattopadhyay Banerjee is a doctoral student from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, working on Modern Entangled Intellectual History. Her PhD dissertation is on the topic of “The origin Of the Aryan Invasion Theory: A Study into 19th Century Scientific World”. Her research interests are broadly in the domains of South-Asian History, Indo-European Socio Religious-Cultural Exchange, Linguistics research and History of Technology in the 19th century. She has published journal article in Cambridge University Press.

    She was also affiliated as a Research Fellow in the Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University working on the topic of “A Historical Study into the Emergence of Creativity during Cultural Conflict and Integration”.

    She graduated with Bachelor of Arts from Calcutta University, India and Master of Arts with specialization in Modern History from Rabindra Bharati University, India.

  • Dr Stephen Hazell



    Dr Stephen Hazell is currently the Chief Examiner in Drama and Communication at LCM Examinations. He has previously held senior positions at Middlesex University, the Central School of Speech and Drama. He was the Head, Visual and Performing Arts, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education in Singapore.

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    Dr Stephen Hazell

    Dr Stephen Hazell is currently the Chief Examiner in Drama and Communication at LCM Examinations. He has previously held senior positions at Middlesex University, the Central School of Speech and Drama. He was the Head, Visual and Performing Arts, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education in Singapore.

  • Robert Yeo



    One of the pioneers of Singaporean drama in English. Yeo is also a poet, editor, novelist, literary critic, (former) lecturer at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and (present) teacher of creative writing, Singapore Management University. He received the Public Service Medal in 1991 for services to drama. Yeo has published five poetry collections and wrote several plays.

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    Robert Yeo

    One of the pioneers of Singaporean drama in English. Yeo is also a poet, editor, novelist, literary critic, (former) lecturer at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and (present) teacher of creative writing, Singapore Management University. He received the Public Service Medal in 1991 for services to drama. Yeo has published five poetry collections and wrote several plays.In 1992, he wrote “The Eye of History” , a back-to-the-past fantasy played out in scenes between key figures like Munshi Abdullah (Malay historian), Stamford Raffles (founder of colonial Singapore), and Lee Kuan Yew  (founder of the modern republic). Yeo’s most recent play, “Your Bed is Your Coffin,” based on a schizophrenic friend, has yet to be staged. Yeo has edited collections of short fiction, plays and textbooks. A self-confessed compulsive writer, he believes in moving on. The  neglect of the Singapore theatre of his plays has made him turn to writing libretti for opera. His latest book, which collects his poetry, including the libretto of “Kannagi”, is the book entitled “ The Best of Robert Yeo”, published in 2012. In 2011, he was awarded the SE Asian Write Award. Currently, he teaches Creative Writing in SMU.

WKW Endowed Fellowship Criteria and Requirements

The Centre offers the opportunity for scholars or a visiting faculty who wish to pursue a research project / interest. The appointee is required to spend at least 2 weeks at the centre for seminars/talks or with student and staff interaction. All applications must be directly submitted to the centre director. The Fellowship may be held in conjunction with another award/fellowship but not from SMU. The centre reserves the first rights to publication of research findings and output.