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DR WONG KHEI MIE, GRACE
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR - BSC (REAL ESTATE)
National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

 
  Appointment: SENIOR LECTURER
  Office: SDE1/04-11
  Email: rstgwong@nus.edu.sg
  Tel: +6565163432
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  Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/sde/rstgwong/
  Curriculum Vitae (CV):
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Grace K.M. WONG is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Design and Environment, NUS. Her academic qualifications include B.Sc. (Estate Management) (Hons) and M.Sc. (Property & Maintenance Management) at NUS, as well as MPhil (Housing Economics) and PhD (Housing Economics) at University of Cambridge, UK. Since 1989 when she first joined NUS, Dr. Wong has taught a wide range of core, elective and GEM modules, and has won numerous teaching awards including NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Awards, School of Design & Environment Teaching Excellence Awards as well as GEM and SS Incentive Scheme Awards. Besides teaching, as the Program Director of the B.Sc. (Real Estate) program as well as the B.Sc. (Real Estate) Minor and B.Sc. (Urban Studies) Minor programs, Dr Wong further contributes to curriculum design, development and administration. Dr Wong is also a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy with effect from 2014. Her teaching research publications, which focus on her pedagogical initiatives, are featured in Ideas on Teaching, CDTL Brief, CDTLink, as well as in conferences for teaching and learning in higher education.


 

Property & Facilities Management
Urban Public Economics & Policy


 

B.Sc. (Hons) (Estate Management) (1985), National University of Singapore, Singapore
M.Sc. (Property & Maintenance Management) (1991), National University of Singapore, Singapore
MPhil (Land Economy) (1993), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
PhD (Land Economy) (1995), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


 

The Household’s Housing Decision-Making Process: Socio-economic and Geographic Interpretations, International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, 24(4), 329-351, 2000.
SCATTR: An Instrument for Measuring Shopping Centre Attractiveness, with Yu Lu and Lim Lan Yuan, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 29(2), 76-86, 2001.
Housing and the Elderly in Singapore: Financial and Quality of Life Implications of Ageing in Place, with Kwame Addae-Dapaah, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 16(2), 153-178, 2001.
A Conceptual Model of the Household’s Housing Decision-Making Process: The Economic Perspective, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 14(3), 217-234, 2002.
Ageing in Place – Is Home Modification a Viable Solution for Singapore? with Kwame Addae-Dapaah, International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, 26(1), 47-66, 2002.
Public Policies and the Public Resale Housing Prices in Singapore, with Tu Yong, International Real Estate Review, 5(1), 115-132, 2002.
Income and Social Inequality in China: Impact on Consumption and Shopping Patterns, with Yu Lu, International Journal of Social Economics, 29(5), 370-384, 2002.
Quality of Life of the Elderly in Singapore’s Multi-Racial Society, International Journal of Social Economics, 30(3), 302-319, 2003.
Consumers’ Perception of Store Image of Joint Venture Shopping Centres: First-Tier Versus Second-Tier Cities in China, with Yu Lu, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 10(2), 61-70, 2003.
Government Intervention and Impact on the Housing Market in Singapore, with Zhang Xing Quan, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 2(1), 115-132, 2003.
Vertical Cities as a Solution for Land Scarcity: The Tallest Public Housing Development in Singapore, Urban Design International, 9(1), 17-30, 2004.
Foreign Liquidity to Real Estate Market: Ripple Effect and House Price Dynamics, with Liao Wen-Chi, Zhao Daxuan and Lim Li Ping, Urban Studies, DOT: 10.1177/0042098014523687, 2014.

 


 

Year

Course Leadership/Professional Development

1995 - 1997

Deputy Program Director, B.Sc. (Real Estate) program

1996 - 2004

Mentor & Department Coordinator, University Scholars’ Program

1998 - 2000

Program Director, B.Sc. (Real Estate) program

2003 - 2004

Program Director, B.Sc. (Real Estate) Minor & B.Sc. (Urban Studies) Minor programs

2003 - 2004

Facilitator, CDTL Seminar on “The Case Method”

2003 - 2006

Affiliate, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, NUS

2003 - present

Facilitator, CDTL Professional Development Program

2004

Member, Course Review Panel for Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Property Development and Facilities Management

2004 - present

Facilitator, CDTL Training Course for Teaching Assistants

2005

Facilitator, CDTL Seminar on “Brainstorming”

2005 - 2007

Program Director, B.Sc. (Real Estate), B.Sc. (Real Estate) Minor & B.Sc. (Urban Studies) Minor programs

2010

Facilitator, CDTL Seminar on “Stimulate Students’ Learning by Asking the Right Questions”

2014 - 2017

Fellow, NUS Teaching Academy

2014 - present

Program Director, B.Sc. (Real Estate), B.Sc. (Real Estate) Minor & B.Sc. (Urban Studies) Minor programs

Modules Taught
BE1104 Built Environment (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
BU2206 Building Services (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
DE4201 Seminars on Sustainable Cities (School of Design & Environment elective module)
EM3107 Urban Public Economics (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
FMD1203 Freshmen Seminar: Real Estate Policy Issues (Real Estate) elective module)
GEK1010 Property Management (General Education Module)
RE1102 Urban Land Use and Development (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE1103 Property and Facilities Management (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE2903 Asset and Facilities Management (B.Sc. (Real Estate elective module)
RE3106 Residential Property Management (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE3485 Property Management (Part time B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE4180 Real Estate Practice and Research (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE4204 Advanced Real Estate Marketing (B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE5107 Property and Maintenance Management (M.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RE6101B Property and Facility Management (M.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)
RP3117 Property Management (Part time B.Sc. (Real Estate) core module)

Post-Graduate Research Students Supervised
Chen Yin, (1996-1998) Comparative Case Study of Return-Risk Analysis, M.Sc. (Estate Management).
Tan Cheh Tian, (1998-2001) Corporate Real Estate Asset Management in the Public Sector - The Singapore Context, M.Sc. (Estate Management).
Yu Lu, (1998-2001) Modelling of Consumers' Perception of Shopping Centres' Performance and Success - A Case Study in China, M.Sc. (Estate Management).

Teaching Publications
Productive Thinking: Where do Good Ideas Come From? Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 500-505, 2002. 
Of General Education Modules and Heterogeneous Students, Ideas on Teaching, 2, 32-33, 2003.
Thinking Out of the Scenario: Using Scenario Thinking and Strategies, Proceedings of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, 456-461, 2004.
All the World is a Classroom where Real Life Events Play a Part – The Case Method, Ideas on Teaching, 3, 46-47, 2005.
Active Learning: Scenario Thinking in an Uncertain World, CDTL Brief, 8(1), 3-4, 2005.
Brainstorming – Is it Just a Storm in a Tea Cup? Ideas on Teaching, 4, 27-29, 2005.
Learning through Reflecting on Projects, Ideas on Teaching, 5, 18-19, 2007.
Action Research in Teaching, CDTL Brief, 12(4), 1-2, 2009.
Engaging Learners, Enhancing Education, CDTLink, 14(2), 11, 2010.


 

Year

Administrative Service

1996 - 1997

Secretary, Organizing Committee of 9th Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD) 1997 International Conference

1997 - 1998

Member, Organizing Committee of First International Conference on Quality of Life

1998 - 1999

Member, Organizing Committee of Fifth International Conference on City Trans/ Inter-traffic/ Inter-transport Asia ’99

1998 - 2000

Assistant Secretary, Organizing Committee of Second International Conference on Quality of Life

1999 - 2000

Resident Fellow, NUS Eusoff College

2001 - 2003

Chairman, Department of Real Estate Course Promotion Committee

2001 - 2003

Resident Fellow, NUS Prince Georges’ Park Residences

2003 - 2004

Member, Organizing Committee of International Conference on City Planning, Transportation & Traffic Engineering

2003 - present

Member, NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) Steering Committee

2003 - present

Member, Selection Committee for Undergraduate Donated Scholarship & Bursaries

2007 - present

Chairman, Department of Real Estate Executive Course Committee

2007 - present

Member, NUS CARE Network

2007 - present

Member, School of Design & Environment Crisis Management Committee

2012

Member, Organizing Committee of 2012 AsRES – AREUEA Joint International Conference

 

Year

Professional Service

1997 - 1999

Examiner, Common Examinations for Housing Agents organized by Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

1997 - 1999

Judge, Town Council Island-wide Cleanest Precinct Competition

1999

Member, Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the Ageing Population - Workgroup on Housing and Land Use Policies

1999 - 2000

Member, Feedback Group on Housing/Physical Development

2000

Member, Steering Committee of the Housing Policy Program, which is part of the University-wide Urban Studies Research Program

2001 - 2003

Member, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) Board of Directors

2003 - present

Reviewer, Management Decision, Emerald publishers

2004 - 2008

Associate, Asia Research Institute (ARI, NUS

2007

Member, URA Focus Group Consultation on Landed Housing Development Control Guidelines

 


 

Year

Teaching Awards

Type

2002/2003

NUS Excellent Teacher Award

NUS

2002/2003

School of Design & Environment Teaching Honours List                 

Faculty

2003/2004

NUS Excellent Teacher Award

NUS

2003/2004

School of Design & Environment Teaching Honours List

Faculty

2004

GEM and SS Incentive Scheme Award

NUS

2005

GEM and SS Incentive Scheme Award

NUS

2006/2007

School of Design & Environment Teaching Honours List

Faculty

2007/2008

NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award

NUS

2007/2008

School of Design & Environment Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty

2008/2009

NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award

NUS

2008/2009

School of Design & Environment Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty

2011-2015

NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award: Honour Roll

NUS

2012/2013

School of Design & Environment Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty

 


 
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