Associate Professor Kelvin Pang
Associate Professor Kelvin Pang values harmony above conflict — and this is why his teaching interests lie in the domain of negotiation and dispute resolution. He believes that, if one learns the art of negotiating from interests and not positions, and masters the skill of mediation and conflict management, it will not only help one to overcome many challenges in life, but that the world will be a happier place.
Kelvin is passionate about education, and this is what drives him in all his endeavours. He seeks to motivate and enable students to stretch themselves and their wings, and to experiment, so as to prepare themselves for life’s challenges. He does this by creating a safe and collaborative space for them to question, explore, fail, and discover; and he wants them to take ownership of their learning and growth. Kelvin expresses genuine interest in each student’s personal growth and development because he believes in them. Through individualised attention and support, he strives to help them realise that their ideas and initiatives matter, and that they are empowered.
Kelvin received his PhD in Management from National University of Singapore. He was a lecturer at NUS Business School before joining Tembusu College, when it opened in 2011. Prior to joining NUS, he has held teaching appointments at the Singapore Management University and UniSIM. At Tembusu, he teaches a Junior Seminar called 'Social Innovation', and a Senior Seminar 'Negotiating in a Complex World'. He is also part of the Third Year Experience team that runs a series of self-development workshops for senior students. At the end of every semester, Kelvin also conducts a 'Heart of Negotiation' workshop, to equip college residents with useful negotiation skills. His other teaching interests include leadership, organisational effectiveness, and organisational behaviour; and his research focuses on organisational leadership, with an emphasis on understanding the dynamics of leader-follower relationships through the lens of attachment theory.