Professor Rebecca P. Ang is the Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is also a Professor at the Psychology and Child & Human Development Academic Group, NIE. Her previous appointments at NIE include Associate Dean of Education Research and Co-Lead for the Centre for Research in Child Development at the Office of Education Research and Head of Psychological Studies. Her previous appointments at the then School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU include Associate Chair (Research) and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies). Professor Ang has been involved in various capacities at the University and these roles include being a member of the NTU Teaching Council, and having previously served on the NTU IRB and the NTU Senate.
She obtained her PhD in School Psychology (specialising in clinical child psychology) from Texas A&M University, USA. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in the USA, and a Registered Psychologist in Singapore. Professor Ang is a well-cited researcher whose scholarly work has been published in top-tier journals. Her two related interdisciplinary expertise areas within School Psychology are (1) child/adolescent aggression, delinquency and antisocial behaviour including interventions; and (2) scale development and validation of measures assessing children/adolescents' attitudinal, behavioural and socioemotional adjustment. Professor Ang enjoys teaching and uses learner-centred pedagogies to engage students to achieve meaningful outcomes in their learning journey. She is also active in public service, serves on various advisory boards of government ministries as well as voluntary welfare organizations. Some of her previous awards include the International Council of Psychologists Seisoh Sukemune/Bruce Bain Early Career Research Award, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Singapore Foundation Education Award, the NTU Nanyang Education Award (College), and the Singapore National Day Award - The Public Administration Medal (Bronze).