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Teaching Team

Teaching Team

MPUP’s teaching team is both internationalized and experienced. It has a good mix of academic staff from different departments, policymakers and practitioners in the real world, which is a good representation of its interdisciplinary nature. Most teachers earned their highest academic qualifications in world-renowned universities, e.g. LSE, the University of New England, the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, Princeton University, while some veteran practitioners are with ample experience serving in government bodies and/or private sectors. Their experience would be a valuable demonstration of knowledge application. Each teaching faculty specializes in their field to maximize students’ learning.

Prof. Charles HINNANT (Visiting Scholar, 2017/18 Term 2)

(BS, MPA, N.C. State University; PhD, Syracuse University)

Prof. Hinnant is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at Florida State University. He is a former Fellow and Assistant Director in the IT Team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. His research interests include social and organizational informatics, digital government, information management and policy, technological innovation, public management, social science research methods, and applied statistics. He is particularly interested in how public organizations employ Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to alter organizational processes and structures and how the use of ICT ultimately impacts institutional governance mechanisms. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Library and Information Science Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Administration and Society, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He also currently serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Government Information Quarterly, a top journal of the field.

Prof. Kin Che LAM

(BA, MPhil, HKU; PhD, University of New England)

Prof. Lam is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK. His research interests include environmental policy, environment impact assessment and environmental noise. He is formerly Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment and member of a number of Advisory Committees and Appeal Boards of the Hong Kong SAR. He is currently environmental consultant (contract) of World Bank and Honorary and Adjunct Professor of several universities in China and Australia. He was appointed Justice of the Peace and bestowed the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2002 and 2006 respectively.

Prof. Kaman LEE

(BA, MA, University of Western Ontario; PhD, HKBU)

Prof. Lee is an Associate Professor in School of Journalism and Communication of CUHK. She was awarded CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award and Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award in 2011 to recognize her commitment to quality teaching. Her research interests include corporate communication, crisis management, leadership branding, government public relations and gender issues in workplace.

Mr. Wing Tat LEE

(BSc, Cert.Ed., HKU)

Mr. Lee is the former Legislative Councilor, former District Council member of Hong Kong SAR Government and the former Chairman of the Democratic Party in Hong Kong. He has long supported and contributed to the development of democracy in Hong Kong. He is now the member of the Democratic Party and actively engages in the comments and discussions on Hong Kong politics and policies. Mr. Lee is the Chairman of a new think-tank called ‘Land Watch’, and is frequently interviewed by the media to look into housing and land policies in Hong Kong.

Prof. Carlos LO

(BSSc, MPhil, CUHK; SJD, Renmin; PhD, Flinders University)

Professor Lo is the Head of Department of Government and Public Administration, CUHK since August 2017. He obtained his PhD degree from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1990 and received a doctor of law degree from the Renmin University of China in 2001. His main research interests are in the areas of law and government, environmental management, public sector management, and corporate social and environmental responsibility, within the contexts of China and Hong Kong. Recently, Prof. Lo has offered consultant services and organized management training programs for public and business sectors. His works have appeared in leading international academic journals.


(BA, Carleton College; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Dr. Michelson is the Chairman of Asia CEO Forum for IMA Asia. He established APCO Worldwide’s first Asia office in 1997 and is now a Senior Counselor. From 2004 through 2008, he was the Associate Director-General at Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government. Dr. Michelson served as the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and has been a member of three Hong Kong Government advisory committees. He is a Trustee of the American Chamber Charitable Foundation, a member of the Hong Kong-America Center board and of the Fulbright Advisory Committee.

Prof. Miron MUSHKAT

(BA, Tel Aviv University; MA, Carleton University; PhD, Manchester University)

Prof. Mushkat is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Social Science of CUHK and a Visiting Professor in Managerial Economics in MBA Program, College of Business Administration of University of Northern Iowa. His primary research interests lie in economics, finance, law and public policy with special emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region--areas in which he has published extensively. Prof. Mushkat has had substantial working experience at various international and Asian commercial banks, investment banks and investment management firms. He has also served as professor and adjunct/visiting professor at several Australasian, Hong Kong, UK and US universities.

Ms Annie TAM (Honorary Professor)


Ms Annie Kam-lan Tam, an Administrative Officer who has just retired from the civil service with her last position as the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, has recently been appointed as the Honorary Professor of Social Science. She has served in the government for over 36 years with postings of leading and important positions. Ms Tam has offered a workshop for MPUP on policymaking and the Administrative Grade in Feb. She is expected to engage in more teaching and activities with MPUP in the coming academic year.

Prof. Travis NG

(B.Comm, U. of Toronto at Scarborough; MA, PhD, University of Toronto)

Prof. Ng is an Associate Professor in Department of Economics of CUHK. His research interests are industrial organization and applied economic theory. Prof. Ng received CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award and Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award in 2010 to recognize his contributions in teaching.

Prof. King Kwun TSAO

(BA, CUHK; BA, University of California; MA, PhD, University of Chicago)

Prof. Tsao is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration of CUHK. His research interests include comparative studies between and among China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan; and civil service development and public administration in China and the United States. Prof. Tsao has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Fudan University, Peking University and Harvard University. His articles have appeared in Public Administration Review, Australian Journal of Public Administration; Administration and Society and among others.

Dr Lina VYAS

(BA, MA, Rani Durgavati University; PhD, CityU)

Dr Vyas is the Assistant Professor in Department of Asian and Policy Studies of Education University of Hong Kong. She is the Program Leader, Master of Public Policy and Governance. Her research interests include Public Administration and Management; Public Personnel Management/ Personnel Management; Organization Behaviour; Public Sector Reform in Asia; and Comparative Public Administration and Policy. She is also interested in teaching Human Resource Management; Organizational Behaviour Studies; Public Administration and Management; and Financial Resource Management. Dr Vyas has published articles in leading international journals including Public Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Social Work, and Public Personnel Management.

Dr. Baldwin WONG

(BBA, CUHK; MA, York; PGCertHE, PhD, LSE)

Dr Wong is the Lecturer of General Education Foundation Programme of CUHK. He obtained his PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science. His academic interests include social contract theories, contemporary liberalism, democratic theories, normative moral theories, history of modern political thought: from Hobbes to Marx and Confucian political theory.

Prof. Wilson WONG

(BSSc, CUHK; MPA, PhD, Syracuse University)

Prof. Wong is an Associate Professor of the Department of Government and Public Administration and Associate Director of Public Policy Research Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies in CUHK. Prof. Wong had served as a visiting fellow in the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., USA, and a visiting scholar in the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University. His research interests include public budgeting and finance, public management, public policy, and public governance. His publications appear in leading academic journals, such as Governance,Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART),and Public Administration Review (PAR). Recently he has been appointed as the Regional Editor (East Asia) of the Asian Journal of Political Science.

Dr. Hanyu XIAO

(BA, MPhil, Sun Yat-Sen University; PhD, CityU)

Dr. Hanyu Xiao is a part‐time lecturer in CUHK. He obtained his PhD in City University of Hong Kong in 2015. His current research interests are corruption and anticorruption, and public budgeting and finance. Some of his current articles appear in Governance, Social Indicators Research and Policy & Society .

Prof. Yuan XU

(BSc, MSc, Peking University; PhD, Princeton University)

Prof. Xu is an Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the Research Fellow of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability in CUHK. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate of Industrial Performance Center in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.). His research interests are air pollutant mitigation strategy and policy, energy development, innovation in the field of energy and the environment. His research articles appear in international journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, Energy Policy, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Energy and Environmental Science.