Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Awards 2022


Distinguished Educator

Vice-Provost Venky Shankararaman


Professor of Information Systems (Education)

Excellent Teachers

SCIS David Lo

David LO

Professor of Computer Science


Assistant Professor of Finance (Education)

Innovative Teacher

SMU-X Excellent Teacher

SeowPohSun SOA

SEOW Poh Sun

Associate Professor of Accounting (Education)

Patricia LUI

Senior Lecturer of Marketing
Patricia Lui LKCSB

Most Promising Teacher

Outstanding Adjunct


LAU Kwan Ho

Assistant Professor of Law

TAN Lay Khim

Adjunct for Financial Accounting
TanLayKhim SOA

Excellent Teacher Nominees

The Excellent Teacher Award recognises outstanding faculty members who are committed to promoting excellence in teaching and learning, to enhance the quality of classroom experience. The candidate would be a faculty member who demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of the field, employs exemplary teaching skills that encourage student engagement, and fosters the holistic development of students.

Innovative Teacher Nominees

The Innovative Teacher Award recognises faculty members who make significant contributions to promoting new ways of teaching that have an impact on enhancing learning. The candidate would be a faculty member who introduces, develops, and/or promotes creative approaches to teaching and learning.

SMU-X Excellent Teacher Nominees

The SMU-X Excellent Teacher Award recognises faculty members who are committed to the teaching of SMU-X courses. The candidate would work with partners from the private, public, or social sector to incorporate experiential activities where students solve real world issues that impact the community and organisations.

Most Promising Teacher Nominees

The Most Promising Teacher Award recognises outstanding teaching potential among junior faculty members, in particular in the area of providing an enriching classroom experience for students. The candidate would display most of the qualities described in the Excellent Teacher category.

Outstanding Adjunct Nominees

The Outstanding Adjunct Award recognises adjuncts who have made a significant impact on our students in terms of their commitment in delivering the SMU pedagogy. The candidate would show extensive knowledge of his/her discipline, express deep interest in and concern for students' learning, and actively contribute to the transfer of expertise from industry or his/her specialised domain while maintaining a high standard of teaching.

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