Recent Past FASS Visiting Research Fellows
FASS Visiting Fellowship for Distinguished Scholars
Prof Edward R. Hirt
Edward R. Hirt is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Prof Hirt’s research generally concentrates on issues related to motivation and performance. His primary current line of research focuses on mental depletion and its pejorative consequences for subsequent performance and acts of self-control. During his visit to the Department of Psychology from 14 to 22 September he worked on a book, Self-Regulation and Ego Control, co-edited with Dr Jia Lile (NUS) and Dr Joshua J. Clarkson (University of Cincinnati), worked with Dr Jia Lile on four projects on self-control, met potential faculty and student collaborators, and presented a department seminar.
Professor David H. Rosenbloom
Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Rosenbloom specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform, and personnel management. A major contributor to the field and a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, his numerous awards include the Whittington Award for excellent teaching, Gaus Award for exemplary scholarship in political science and public administration, Waldo Award for outstanding contributions to the literature and leadership of public administration, Levine Award for excellence in public administration, and Brownlow Award for his book, Building A Legislative-Centered Public Administration. During his visit to the Political Science Department from 20-29 January, he delivered a public seminar titled "Dealing with Mission Extrinsic Public Values in Performance Oriented Public Management" and hosted a public dialogue on "Teaching and Research in Public Administration".
Professor Donald L. Horowitz
Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus at Duke University and Senior Fellow at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. He is the author of seven books: The Courts and Social Policy (1977), which won the Louis Brownlow Award of the National Academy of Public Administration; The Jurocracy (1977), a book about government lawyers; Coup Theories and Officers’ Motives: Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective (1980); Ethnic Groups in Conflict (1985, 2000); A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (1991), which won the Ralph Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association; The Deadly Ethnic Riot (2001); and Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia, published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press. During his visit to the Political Science Department from 11 January to 9 February, Prof Horowitz gave a seminar on constitutional processes, a seminar on federalism for severely divided societies at ISEAS, a public lecture titled "The Perils of Ethnic Powersharing", and consulted with faculty members and students.
Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship
Prof Patricia Gober
Prof James Patricia Gober is the current interim director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. She is the founding co-Director of the National Science Foundation’s Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) which studies water management decisions in the face of growing climatic uncertainty in Greater Phoenix. During his visit to the Department of Geography from 2 to 13 October, she presented a seminar titled “WaterSim 5.0” to students taking the Environmental Modelling course, gave a department research seminar titled “Outdoor Water Use as an Adaptation Problem: Insights from North American Cities”, and advanced work on a joint publication with Dr Winston Chow on urban adaptation to mega-drought conditions, developing a framework that she and Dr Chow hope to apply in the Southeast Asian context in future.
Prof James Faulconbridge
Prof James Faulconbridge’s research interests lie broadly within the field of Economic Geography. He has three main areas of interest: knowledge, learning and innovation, globalization and professional service firms, and mobility in everyday and business life. His research in knowledge, learning and innovation uses theories of communities of practice as well as related theories of knowledge and learning to examine the practices and spaces of learning in different organisations. He is also interested in theories of globalization and the way these can be used to understand the globalization of professional service firms. His work in mobility in everyday and business life focuses on the now central role of mobility in both day-to-day social life and in the reproduction of global business spaces. During his visit to the Department of Geography from 22 February to 3 March, he conducted nine interviews as part of pilot research exploring the activities of global professional service firms in Southeast Asia and their role in global production networks and delivered a seminar.
Dr Ryan Fehr
Ryan Fehr is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. His research interests include ethics and morality, conflict management, and prosocial behavior. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland. Ryan's work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and OBHDP. His research has received best paper awards from the Conflict Management and Human Resources divisions of the Academy of Management, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies. During his visit to the Psychology Department from 23 May to 5 June, Dr Fehr carried out multiple research projects with Dr. Ashley Fulmer. The primary project studied how moral disengagement enabled followers to trust and help their leadrs, even when their leaders acted unethically. Dr Fehr also held an informal research seminar with Dr Fulmer's research group where he discussed some of his recent research on conflict and mortality.
Associate Professor Shelley McMain is a Clinical Psychologist and Head of the Borderline Personality Clinic of the Addictions Section in the Clinical Research Department. She is also attached to the Brain and Therapeutics Division at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and in addition is Adjunct Professor with the Department of Psychology at York University. During her visit to the Psychology Department from 11 to 24 July, Dr McMain gave a seminar on "Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Boderline Personality Disorder: Current Status and Future Directions", an introductory talk on DBT, a 1.5 day clinical workshop called "A DBT Approach to Skillful Living", a talk on the DBT Family Connections Model at the Institute of Mental Health, and a sharing session on her experiences setting up at BPD clinic and DBT programme at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Dr McMain worked on a manuscript with Dr Keng Sian-Ling, held meetings with faculty from the Department to discuss research collaboration opportunities related to DBT, offered insights on setting up a DBT specialist clinic at NUS, currently in process at CHPC, and became a formal collaborated on Dr Keng's study on etiology and construct validity of BPD in Singapore.
Dr Ran Wei
Dr Ran Wei is Gonzalez Brothers Professor of Journalism in the School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. He is the first Asian American Editor-in-Chief of a SSCI journal Mass Communication & Society. His research focuses on media effects and new media. Dr Wei is a pioneering scholar in researching mobile media and has published extensively in the emerging field of mobile communication. During his visit from January 14th to 23rd, he gave two research talks: "New Media Research at a Crossroads: Predicaments and Solutions" and "Meeting the challenges of publishing Asia-focused research internationally". He also met with faculty, mentored graduate students, and discussed collaborative research projects.