Professor Ee Ling Low is an internationally renowned scholar in Teacher Education, World Englishes and Applied Linguistics, and brings several decades of research and leadership experience in education.
She is currently Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs, at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and a member of the NIE Senior Leadership team. She has held various positions at NIE in the past decades, and most recently served as Dean, Teacher Education, as well as Director, Teaching Scholars Programmes, from 2018 to 2021.
Professor Low obtained her BA (with Direct Honours) at the National University of Singapore, and an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics (Acoustic Phonetics) at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, under the NIE Overseas Graduate Scholarship.
In 2008, she won the Fulbright Advanced Research Scholarship and spent it at Lynch School of Education at Boston College, USA, where she embarked on her research expertise in Teacher Education.
She played a leading role in conceptualizing the following strategic documents at NIE: “NIE Moving Forward: Towards 2017” strategic roadmap and “A Teacher Education Model for the 21st Century (TE21)” in 2009, a blueprint for teacher education in Singapore. In addition, she co-led the NIE Strategic Roadmap 2022 in her capacity as Chief Planning Officer, Director’s Office at NIE, NTU. In 2012, she was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) by the President of the Republic of Singapore for her dedication to further the cause of education in Singapore.
Professor Low has also served on many committees throughout her career. A few of her current positions include serving as an Executive Board member and the Editor-in-Chief of the AILA Review, the flagship journal of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), and a scientific committee member of the OECD Education 2030 (E2030).