Dr Trivina Kang is the Associate Dean, Professional and Leadership Development, at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Policy, Curriculum and Leadership Academic Group. A recipient of the NIE-NTU Overseas Graduate Scholarship, she obtained her PhD in Sociology from New Yok University. Dr Kang has previously served in Office Teacher Education as Assistant Dean, Teacher Leadership and in her Academic Group as Assistant Head (Pre-service).
Her research interests include topics related to professional and leadership development, educational policy and practice, and student outcomes in education. These interests drive the large longitudinal quantitative projects she has led, including the Ministry of Education funded Life Pathway Projects and the Ministry of Social and Family (MSF) project on development trajectories of antisocial behaviour in children and adolescents. She is also a qualitative researcher whose interest in individual narratives is reflected in her book “Creating Educational Dreams: The Intersection of Ethnicity, Families and Schools” and her recently completed project exploring the leadership lived experiences of Vice-Principals in Singapore.
Trivina is a passionate educator who has taught across pre-service, in-service, graduate level and won several NIE Excellence of Teaching awards. She has consulted for Ministries of Education in Singapore and internationally. She is a a firm believer in building capacity and capability for the local educational and academic community. Her current areas service include being a member of a secondary school’s School Advisory Committee, Board of Academy of School Principals and Associate Editor on the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.