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Visiting professors from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Saltanat Janenova
Assistant Professor
Saltanat Janenova holds PhD degree in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh, UK and Master degree in Sociology from the University of Durham, UK (topic of PhD thesis: Public Service Integration in Kazakhstan: the Case of One Shop Shops).

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Social Policy. 2010, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Research Areas: Public management reforms in the post-Soviet Eurasia including public service quality improvement; ethics and corruption; civil service reforms; and open government

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Serik Orazgaliyev
Assistant Professor
Dr Serik Orazgaliyev joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as an Instructor in 2016. Serik received his doctorate in Politics and International Studies from University of Cambridge.

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Politics and International Studies, 2016, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)
Research Areas: Law and Public Policy, International Political Economy, Petroleum Resource Management

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Michael R. Waschak
Assistant Professor
Dr. Waschak received his doctorate in public policy in 2009 from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He also holds graduate degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and in City and Regional Planning (MCRP). He joined Nazarbayev University in 2017. His research focuses on the development of community based approaches to solving local policy problems. In the past he has done extensive work focused on the evaluation of large national programs in education and the environment.

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: PhD., Public Policy, 2009, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA)
Research Areas: Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, Urban Planning, Research Methods

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Simeon Nanovsky
Post-Doctoral Scholar
Dr. Simeon Nanovsky obtained his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Kentucky. Research interests of Dr. Nanovsky include International Economics; and Macroeconomics. Before joining Nazarbayev University Semion Nanovsky was teaching as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Florida.

Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Education Background: Ph.D in Economics from the University of Kentucky
Research Areas: International Economics; and Macroeconomics.

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Stefanos Xenarios
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Environmental Economics, 2007, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece)

Position: Associate Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Environmental Economics, 2007, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece)
Research Areas: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Policy and Economics, Decision Aiding Systems, Hydro-Economic modelling, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Agricultural Policy and Rural Development, Stakeholder Analysis

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Arzana Myderrizi
Instructor
Arzana Myderrizi specializes in International Development, Program Evaluation, Economic and Social Policy Analysis, Research Methods, Environmental Sustainability.

Position: Instructor
Education Background: Master of Arts in Economics, Vanderbilt University (USA)
Research Areas: International Development, Program Evaluation, Economic and Social Policy Analysis, Research Methods, Environmental Sustainability

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Basskaran Nair
Adjunct Associate Professor
Masters

Position: Visiting Professor
Education Background: Masters
Research Areas: Marketing, PR, Public Policy

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Kenneth Paul Tan
Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) & Associate Professor
Kenneth Paul TAN (b. 1972) is Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where he has taught since 2007. From 2000 to 2007, he taught at the NUS’s University Scholars Programme and Political Science Department. Since 2000, he has received more than 10 teaching awards, including in 2009 the Outstanding Educator Award, the most prestigious teaching honour bestowed by the University. In 2012, he was elected Chair of the NUS Teaching Academy, where he has been a Fellow since it was established in 2009. He currently serves on the University Teaching Excellence Committee.

Position: Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) & Associate Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Research Areas: Cities and urban policies, Education policy, Ethnicity and religion in Southeast Asia, Performance management and public values, Public-private partnerships, Singapore international relations, Singapore social policy, Social policy

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Eduardo Araral
Vice Dean for Research and Associate Professor
PhD (Public Policy) Indiana University-Bloomington

Position: Vice Dean for Research and Associate Professor
Education Background: PhD (Public Policy) Indiana University-Bloomington
Research Areas: Climate change, Decentralisation and federalism, Regulatory policy, Sustainable development, Water management, governance and policy

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Zeger van der Wal
Assistant Dean (Research) & Associate Professor
Zeger van der Wal is a seasoned lecturer, researcher, and consultant in the areas of organizational values and culture, integrity management, performance management, and work motivation. Currently, he is a senior Faculty member at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, based at Asia’s no. 1 university NUS. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Faculty Research Fellowship as well as the school’s Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

Position: Assistant Dean (Research) & Associate Professor
Education Background: PhD (Public Administration), VU University Amsterdam
Research Areas: Performance management and public values, Public-private partnerships

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Shreekant Gupta
Adjunct Professor
PhD (Economics), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Position: Adjunct Professor
Education Background: PhD (Economics), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Research Areas: Environment, Natural resources, Energy and urban issues, Microeconomics and Econometrics

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