Professor Tan Tai Yong
Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs), Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Professor Tan Tai Yong is a historian and Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) (EVP (AA)) at Yale-NUS College. As EVP (AA), he oversees the academic and co-curricular aspects of the liberal arts experience at Yale-NUS College. Prior to this, Professor Tan was the Vice-Provost (Student Life) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2010 to 2014. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 2004 – 2009 and Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies, an autonomous university-level research institute in NUS from 2004 to 2015.

Professor Tan is honorary chairman of the National Museum of Singapore and board member of the National Archives of Singapore. He is also a member of the governing board of the East Asia Institute, and the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

A graduate of NUS, Professor Tan completed his doctorate at Cambridge University. He has been a faculty member of the NUS Department of History since 1992. Professor Tan is currently a member of the editorial boards of Modern Asian Studies, India Review and the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. Professor Tan specializes in South and Southeast Asian History and he has published extensively on the Sikh Diaspora, social and political history of colonial Punjab, de-colonization and the partition of South Asia, and Singapore history.

Professor Tan is also a Nominated Member of Parliament.