Dr Edmund Chow
Programme Leader (Designate), MA Arts Pedagogy and Practiceedmund.email@example.com
- Ph.D (Drama), University of Manchester, UK;
- M.A (Educational Theatre), New York University, USA;
- B.A. (Hons) English Language, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Dr Edmund Chow received his Master's degree from New York University (2008), and his Ph.D from the University of Manchester, UK (2016).
As an educator and applied theatre practitioner, Dr Chow has been using creativity and imagination in the arts for more than 18 years. Most recently, he devised and directed Toba Tek Singh (2016) and Project Roop Kaur (2017), both of which were community theatre projects that retold narratives of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan, with the latter being featured on Indian Beat on Vasantham channel.
Dr Chow is instrumental in establishing a Prison Theatre and life-skills programme in Kaki Bukit Centre Prison School in Singapore, and has volunteered on rehabilitation programmes at the Woodbourne Correctional Facilities in upstate New York. Besides partnering with drama therapists to run workshops in psychiatric hospitals in the USA, he has also managed media projects in Afghanistan to broadcast a 37-episode radio drama on women's empowerment and entrepreneurship. Dr Chow has taught in secondary schools, prisons, universities and business schools. Prior to joining LASALLE, he completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at INSEAD Business School, where he used experiential pedagogies such as storytelling and improvisations to develop a communications and leadership module for MBA and Executive MBA classes across Europe, Singapore, and Middle East campuses.
He was awarded the National Arts Council (NAC) Arts Professional scholarship in 2006; and the NAC Arts Postgraduate Scholarship in 2012. He was a recipient of the New York University Educational Theatre William Vorenberg Award for Directing in 2007; and was nominated for excellence in academic achievement and leadership with the Pi Lambda Theta Rho Leadership Award by NYU in 2008. Dr Chow was a finalist at the 3-Minute Thesis Competition at the University of Manchester in 2015.
In addition, Dr Edmund Chow has garnered three speaking awards from the Professional Speakers Academy in London; has appeared as an expert guest on Talking Point on Channel News Asia; and is a TEDx public speaking coach.