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Dr Mark Alan Cenite
Principal Lecturer, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
|I teach courses on communication law and artificial intelligence and the law at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information. |
I am Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) for the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.
I've been an educator in communication law since 1998, in Asia since 2001. My interactive approach is grounded in pedagogical research about how students learn. I am a four-time recipient of Nanyang Technological University’s award for excellence in teaching. Most recently, I was awarded the Nanyang Education Award (University), which has three levels of distinction; I was awarded the highest, gold, and was named NTU’s “Educator of the Year” for 2016. Before that, I won at the school level in 2004 and 2008 and the college level award in 2014.
My current publishing is mainly of journalistic analysis and commentary, for a broad public audience, about legal issues.
As Associate Chair (Academic) from 2015 through June 2019, I oversaw all academic programmes at WKWSCI. Before that, I served as Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) from 2013-15, Assistant Chair (2013, and 2006-2008) and Acting Head of the Division of Communication Research (2008-2010).
I have a Juris Doctor degree (the American law degree, which is a postgraduate degree) from Stanford Law School and a PhD in mass communication from the University of Minnesota. My bachelor's degree is in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received the Bok Teaching Certificate in Higher Education Pedagogy from Harvard University's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in 2018, upon completion of their online programme.
I have also taught media law at Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Communication, the University of Denver, and my doctoral institution, the University of Minnesota.
My name is pronounced chay-NEE-tay (I’m Italian-American), although I’m not too particular about the exact pronunciation.
|My work focuses on constitutional law and the law and policy issues raised by new communication technologies, including artificial intelligence.|
- Nanyang Education Award (University) 2016
- Transforming Team-Based Learning to Humanities and Social Science courses
- Understanding Singaporeans' attitudes toward homosexuality and perceptions of media portrayals of lesbians and gays: A longitudinal investigation
- Cenite, Mark. (2020). Commentary: Twitter may have just helped Trump get re-elected.Channel NewsAsia.
- Cenite, Mark. (2019). Commentary: Antitrust law should change Facebook and Instagram’s relationship status.Channel NewsAsia.
- Cenite, M. (2018). American inaction on gun control has deep roots.The Straits Times, March 26.
- Benjamin H Detenber, Cenite, M., Zhou, S., Malik, S., & Neo, R.L. (2014). Rights versus Morality: Online debate about decriminalization of gay sex in Singapore.. Journal of Homosexuality, 61(9), 1313-1333.
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