Ee Ling Low

Ee Ling Low

Professor of Education and Dean, Academic & Faculty Affairs
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Bio and Honors

Professor Ee Ling Low received her BA (with Direct Honours) from the National University of Singapore, an M.Phil & a PhD in Linguistics (Acoustic Phonetics) from the University of Cambridge, UK under the NTU–NIE Overseas Graduate Scholarship. She was also awarded the Ministry of Education’s Humanities Scholarship which she pursued at Raffles Junior College. She won the Fulbright Advanced Research Scholarship in 2008 which she spent at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. She played a leading role in the conceptualization of the NIE Strategic roadmap: Towards 2017 and the development of the Teacher Education for the 21st century (TE21) model. She also co-led the NIE Strategic Roadmap 2022 in her capacity as Chief Planning Officer, Director’s Office. In 2012, she was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) by the President of the Republic of Singapore for her dedication and commitment.

Locally, she has served in a leadership role in many committees in partnership with the Ministry of Education. She is part of the NTU Education 2025 Steering Committee and was an elected member of the NTU Senate from 2014-2018. Internationally, she is appointed as a member of the OECD Education 2030 Scientific Committee, along with Nobel Laureate committee members and the Forum for World Education (FWE) Steering Committee. She is Singapore’s representative for the Global Education Innovation Initiative of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Education 2030 initiative. In 2021, she was recognized for her exemplary scholarship by the Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE), University of Hong Kong. Most recently, she was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and elected as Fellow of the esteemed International Academy of Education.


University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 1998

Selected Publications

Low, E. L., & Pakir, A. (Eds.). (2022). English in East and South Asia: Policy, features  and language in use. London/New York: Routledge. 

Madalińska-Michalak, J., Flores, M. A., Low, E. L., & Van Nuland, S. (Eds.). (2022).  Recruiting and educating the best teachers: Policy, professionalism and pedagogy.  Leiden: Brill. 

Tan, O.S., Low, E.L., Tay, E.G., & Yan, Y.K. (Eds.). (2021). Singapore math and science  education innovation. Singapore: Springer Nature. 

Low, E. L., & Pakir, A. (Eds.). (2018). World Englishes: Rethinking paradigms. New York: Routledge. 

Darling-Hammond, L., Burns, D., Campbell, C., Goodwin, A. L., Hammerness, K., Low,  E. L.,McIntyre, A., Sato, M., & Zeichner, K. (2017). Empowered Educators: How High performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality around the World . San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass (A WileyBrand).

Goodwin, A.L., Low, E.L. & Darling-Hammond, L. (2017). Empowered Educators in  Singapore: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality. New York: Jossey Bass. 

Low, E.L., Goodwin, A. L.,& Snyder, J. (2017). Focused on Learning: Student and  Teacher Time in a Singapore School. California: Stanford, CA: SCOPE. 8. Tan, O. S., Liu, W. C., & Low, E. L. (Eds.). (2017). Teacher education in the 21st  century: Singapore’s evolution and innovation. Singapore: Springer. 

Tan, O. S., Low, E. L., & Hung, D (Eds.). (2017). Lee Kuan Yew's educational legacy:  The challenges of success. Singapore: Springer. 

Contact Information

National Institute of Education

Nanyang Technological University

1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

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