Holly Yang

Associate Professor of Accounting
Co-Director (Academic Research), School of Accountancy Research (SOAR)
Lee Kong Chian Fellow
School of Accountancy

What made you decide to join the Singapore Management University?

I joined SMU because of its research strength, American-style work culture, people, and location. I was previously employed by Wharton, and my ex-senior colleagues there also recommended SMU over the other two universities in Singapore when I asked them for advice.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the fact that I can do what I like most (research) with people that I also like (my colleagues).

What is it about Singapore that delights you?

The proximity to home (Taiwan) and the higher quality of life compared to other major cities in the world.

What is your favorite location on campus?

My favorite location on campus is my office.

How has SMU enriched your life?

It's easy to live in a bubble as an expat, so I enjoy the fact that SMU has allowed me to be connected with Singaporeans (my students and some of my colleagues) and making me feel less like a foreigner.

What would you say to someone considering applying to the Singapore Management University?

It's a great working environment and joining this institution so that I can contribute my best to helping build SOA is a career move I've never regretted.