Zeger van der Wal is an Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Before he joined the LKYSPP, he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Governance Studies at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 2008 to 2012. In 2008, he obtained his PhD (cum laude, with distinction) from that same institution. Before he became an academic Van der Wal worked as a policy advisor for the Municipality of Amsterdam and the Provincial Government of Southern Holland, between 2001 and 2003. Van der Wal received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Van der Wal has published in the areas of public and private management, public values, organizational ethics, public service motivation (PSM) and public professionalism. His work appeared in leading academic journals as well as professional journals, books and book chapters, research reports, and newspapers and magazines. His main publications have been translated into Russian and Chinese.
Journals which have accepted his work for publication include Public Administration Review, Public Administration, Public Management Review, Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Organization Review, Public Administration Quarterly, and Public Integrity.
In 2011 he was a summer resident at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. In 2009 he was a visiting scholar at the Crawford School, Australia National University (ANU), Canberra; in 2007 he was a visiting scholar at the School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington DC. Zeger has lectured and consulted internationally, and has taught a variety of courses to undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals. His work has taken him to Australia, Belgium, China, Singapore, the UK, and the USA.
In 2008 he was awarded the National Postdoc Award from the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) for the international comparative project ‘Elite Ethics’.
More information about Zeger is available on www.zegervanderwal.com