Ryan M. Armstrong

As an advisor, Leong Seow encourages his students to be confident in themselves, while conducting thorough research. He makes them see themselves as colleagues who are joining the community of scholars. The day I met him, I began thinking of my work as a part of a career, rather than studies for a degree. He encouraged me to find my own voice and be unafraid to stand up to any scholar, including himself. While he is known for being a careful and responsible scholar, he pushes me to pursue scholarship in a way that is bold and creative. He is the first to warn that bold claims can only be made by careful scholarship. This blend of bold and responsible scholarship sets him apart as a scholar, and it is what I have learned most from him as a teacher.

Ryan Armstrong

3rd year PhD student, PTS