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Zeger is a prolific and all-round academic teacher and trainer with consistent high evaluations from students and participants in executive programs.

 

In 2014 he was awarded the annual Teaching Excellence Award of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

 

In recent years, he has been coordinator and teacher of core modules and electives in all three graduate programs at LKYSPP, the Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Master of Public Management (MPM). Currently, he is the lead faculty for the teaching specialization Public Management and Leadership at the school.

 

The last five modules he taught all received an overall teacher effectiveness score above 4.5 with the faculty average being 4.2

 

AY 2013-2014:

 

In the next academic year, AY 2013-2014, I will teach the following modules:

 

MPM Core Module Public Management

 

Elective Good Governance and Ethics Management

 

MPA Core Module Public Management (together with Ora-Orn Poocharoon and Yee Wai Hang)

 

MPP Gateway Foundations of Public Management (together with Ora-Orn Poocharoon and Yee Wai Hang)

 

 

AY 2012-2013:

 

In my first year at NUS, AY 2012-2013, I taught the following modules:

 

PP5503: MPA Core Module Managing the Public Sector (please click here to download the complete course syllabus)

Students: 48

 

PP5111: MPP Juniors Core Module Introduction to Public Policy and Analysis

Students: 66

 

PP5137: MPP Seniors Core Module Public Management and Leadership 

Students: 54

 

In the academic year 2011-2012, I taught the following courses:

Dynamiek van Bestuur en Beleid (Premaster Bestuurskunde, periode 1)

Goed Bestuur (Master Bestuurskunde, periode 3)

Bachelor thesis Bestuur en Organisatiewetenschap (Bachelor Bestuur en Organisatie, periode 5+6)

 

In the academic year 2010-2011, I was involved in the following courses:

Dynamiek van Beleid en Bestuur (PMC, 701156)

Onderzoekspracticum Bestuurskunde (PMC, 708106)

Masterthesis Bestuurskunde (M.Sc., 701728)

 

Previously, I have been involved in different courses at the graduate, undergraduate, and executive level, as well as thesis supervision (Bachelor, Master, PhD).

 

I (co)supervised about 40 Master thesis projects during the last six years, with a number of award winning students:

Oosterbaan, A. (2009). Bestuur en Bedrijf: Waar willen studenten werken en waarom? Waarden, motivaties, sectorpercepties en de beroepsvoorkeur van masterstudenten Bestuurskunde en Bedrijfskunde in Nederland. Dynamics of Governance. Amsterdam: VU University. Winner of the Brasz Award 2010 for the best Dutch thesis in Public Administration.

Click here for the Jury report.

Paanakker, H.L. (2007). De Stille Kracht van de Landmacht. Een explorerende studie naar het effect en de wijze van doorwerking op gedragscodes op het ethisch bewustzijn en gedrag van militairen van de Koninklijke Landmacht. Dynamics of Governance. Amsterdam: VU University. Winner of the NBN Rabobank Master Thesis Award 2008.

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