Academic Profile : Faculty

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Mr Joel Ong
ICC Specialist, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Office
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Office
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I'm on the faculty lecturing innovation, entrepreneurship, career development, sociology and social sciences at Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Social Sciences.

My research interests at the Government of Singapore, Boston Consulting Group, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University include artificial intelligence governance, data science, cloud computing, enterprise design thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship, science, technology and society, e-commerce, organisational culture, change management, non-profit governance, social enterprises, social inequality, social policy and career development facilitation.

I have served in strategic policy research, non-profit governance, grants management, educational career development facilitation and counselling roles at the Singapore Government and boards of charities in the education, social and community sectors.

While setting up the Office of the Commissioner of Charities, I led the Charity Council Secretariat to launch the Code of Governance for Charities and Institutions of a Public Character, online Governance Evaluation Checklist on the Charity Portal and Voluntary Welfare Organisations - Charities Capability Fund.

At the Singapore50 (SG50) Programme Office, I led the Secretariat to launch the SG50 Celebration Fund and SG50 Collaboration Fund for whole of Government ministries and statutory boards.

I graduated from National University of Singapore with Master of Social Sciences (Applied Sociology, with Economics), Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology (Second Class Upper Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Merit) in Economics and Sociology.

I'm an IBM-certified practitioner in artificial intelligence, data science, cloud computing and enterprise design thinking and a Ministry of Education certified education/ career guidance counsellor, career development facilitator (Workforce Skills Qualifications Advanced Certificate from Institute of Adult Learning, Centre for Credentialing and Education, USA).
Artificial Intelligence
Science, Technology and Society
Social Enterprises
Non-profit Governance
Policy Formulation and Analysis
Career Development Facilitation and Counselling
Honourable Mention
Times Academic Press Sociology Book Prize Competition
National University of Singapore

Dean’s List, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Fellowships & Other Recognition
National University of Singapore
Overseas Exchange Programme to University of Otago, New Zealand
Courses Taught
Nanyang Technological University
ML0004: Career and Innovative Enterprise for the Future World (Year 2 Core)

Singapore University of Social Sciences
SSC211e: Social Research Methods (Year 2 Core - Course Leader)
SOC263e: Sociology of Education (Year 2 - Course Leader)
SSC207: Technology, Globalisation and Change (Year 2)
SOC203: Living Sociology (Year 2)
SOC205: Singapore Society (Year 2)
SSC109e: Introduction to Social Sciences (Year 1 Core)
SSC113: The Social Self (Year 1 Core)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
World Issues: Singapore's Perspective (Year 2 and 3 Prescribed)
Exploring Contemporary Issues (Year 1 Prescribed)