Professor Lily Kong is Provost of the Singapore Management University. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and University College London before joining the NUS Geography Department in 1991. She has received several fellowship awards including the Commonwealth and Fulbright Fellowship Awards. She has received the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award twice and the NUS Outstanding University Researcher Award.
She holds an honorary doctor of science degree from Loughborough University in the UK and is a recipient of the 2006 National Day Award Public Administration Medal (Silver). Prof. Kong is a member of Singapore’s Public Service Commission. Her main research focuses are religion, cultural policy and creative economy, and the construction of national identity. She is an editor of the international journals Social and Cultural Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography and series editor of Pacific Rim Geographies: Studies on Contemporary Culture, Environment, Cities and Development (Routledge) and co-chief editor of the ARI-Springer Asia Series. She is a member of 16 international journal editorial and advisory boards.