Hail Fellow, well met October 9, 2012 Professor Garry Rodan has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of the Social Sciences, Australia (ASSA). An autonomous, non-governmental organisation devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences, the ASSA consists of 532 Fellows, including those honorary and overseas. Fellows are appointed for having made a distinguished contribution to one or more disciplines of the social sciences. Professor Rodan, of Murdoch University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Asia Research Centre, said he was informed of the honour in late September. “The process of nomination, evaluation and eventual election by peers takes many months and began much earlier,” Professor Rodan said. “Naturally I am delighted to receive this acknowledgement from distinguished academic peers and I look forward to the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the Fellowship. “Importantly, though, since many of the things that I have personally achieved have been inspired, supported and encouraged by colleagues at Murdoch University — and those in the Asia Research Centre in particular — I see this award as reflecting on others as well.” Currently Australian Professorial Fellow of the Australian Research Council, Professor Rodan is best known for his research into dynamic and durable forms of authoritarian rule, especially in Singapore. He is the author and editor of ten books and dozens of journal chapters and articles. Associate Professor Caroline Hughes, Director of the Asia Research Centre, said the Fellowship was well deserved. “The Asia Research Centre congratulates Professor Rodan on this very significant achievement, the attainment of which further enhances the reputation of our Centre, School and of Murdoch University more generally,” she said. Print This Post Media contact: Rob Payne Tel: (08) 9360-2491 | Mobile: | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, Murdoch achievements, Schools, School of Social Sciences and Humanities Tags: School of Social Sciences and Humanities, academy of social sciences, asia research centre, australian research council, caroline hughes, garry rodan, singapore Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!