Directly Elected Parent Governor
Term of Service: from 11 Oct 2018 to 10 Oct 2021
Tom Patton was born and raised in New York, USA but has spent almost half of his life living and doing research in Asia. He received his PhD from Cornell University and MA degree from Harvard University in the fields of Asian Studies and World Religions, respectively. Tom is currently a professor at the City University of Hong Kong where he teaches courses related to the roles of religion, politics, and culture in Asia. An expert in the languages and cultures of Myanmar (Burma), Tom spends a good deal of his time hanging out with Buddhist monks in the mountains and jungles of the country.