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To download a pdf-version of my full CV, please click here (modified 24 August 2015)


Zeger van der Wal, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore (NUS).


Zeger van der Wal (1977) is a seasoned lecturer, consultant, and researcher in the areas of organizational values and culture, integrity management, performance management, and work motivation. Currently, he is a senior Faculty member at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, based at Asia’s no. 1 university NUS. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Fellowship as well as the school’s Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.


In recent years, he has developed an active portfolio of executive education and consulting assignments on integrity management and ethical decision-making, code of conduct design, public service motivation, strategic management, and performance management. Clients include: Ministry of Home Affairs, The Netherlands, China-Europe Public Administration Project (CEPA II), Sri Lanka Public Service Commission, Malaysia Anti-Corruption Agency, Home Team Academy Singapore, UNDP, Toyota Asia-Pacific, and Civil Service College Singapore (for more information view the ‘Consultancy’ section on this website).


Van der Wal has educated and trained over 1500 professional graduate students and senior officials across the globe. Teaching, research, and consulting assignments have taken him to Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The Netherlands, UK, USA, and Vietnam. He has held visiting fellowships at American University and The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University) in the USA, and Australia National University.


He has (co)authored 65 publications, including books, journal articles, and op-ed pieces in magazines and newspapers. Top-tier journals which have published his work include Public Administration Review, Public Administration, Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, and Journal of Business Ethics. His main publications have been translated into Russian and Chinese. Currently, he is working on a textbook for executive education classrooms, titled: “The 21st Century Public Manager”.


From 2008 to 2012, Dr. van der Wal was Assistant Professor within the research group Quality of Governance at the VU University. He obtained his PhD in Public Administration cum laude (with first class honors) from VU University, The Netherlands, in 2008. In that same year, he was awarded the National Postdoc Award from the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) (click here for the research proposal). Before he joined the VU University he worked as a policy maker for the Municipality of Amsterdam, and later as a project assistant for the province of Southern Holland. Zeger received his Master’s in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam in 2001.


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