- Admission Requirements
- Master of Science (Higher Education) Degree Requirements
- Master of Education (PK-12) Degree Requirements
- Admission Requirements
- Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education (Higher Education)
- Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education (PK-12)
David Nguyen, JD, Ph.D.
Dr. David Nguyen is an assistant professor in the higher education program in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Dakota. He teaches courses on higher education law and policy, management and finance, and the profession of higher education and student affairs, generally. Dr. Nguyen's research focuses on the intersection of law and policy with higher education to examine the policies and practices that address inequities of access of education for underrepresented students. Dr. Nguyen also studies the globalization and internationalization of higher education, with specific emphasis on the international student experience on host campuses. Dr. Nguyen is admitted to the bars of the states of Indiana and North Dakota.
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
LL.M. Adv., Leiden University
JD, Indiana University McKinney School of Law
MBA, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
BS Ed., Indiana University Bloomington
Professional Practice Experiences:
Lecturer, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Associate Instructor, Indiana University Bloomington
Graduate Research Assistant, IU Center for Evaluation & Education Policy
Graduate Assistant, IUPUI Office of Educational Partnerships & Student Advocacy
Director, Disaster Legal Services
Partner, Sniderman Nguyen LLP
Visiting Professor of Business Ethics, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City
Lecturer, International Business & Law Academy
Summer Associate, Krieg DeVault, LLP
Law Clerk, United States District Court of Southern Indiana
Summer Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Areas of Specialization:
Legal and policy issues in education, specifically access, equity, and diversity in higher education; globalization and internationalization of higher education; higher education management and finance.
HE 513 Higher Education Law & the College Student
HE 532 Principles & Practices in Higher Education
HE 570 Law & Higher Education
HE 576 Higher Education Planning & Finance
Selected Scholarly Works:
Nguyen, D.H.K. & Martinez Hoy, Z.R. (2015). “Jim Crowing” Plyler v. Doe: The
Resegregation of Undocumented Students in American Higher Education through Discriminatory State Tuition and Fee Legislation. Cleveland State Law Review, 63(2), 355-371.
Nguyen, D.H.K. & Serna, G. (2014). Access or barrier? Tuition and fee legislation for
undocumented students across the states. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 81(3), 124-129.
Nguyen, D.H.K. (2014). Burden’s on U! The impact of the Fisher v. University of Texas at
A ustin decision on K-16 admissions policies. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 81(3), 97-101.
Nguyen, D.H.K., Ulm, J., Chesnut, C., Eckes, S. (2014). Strict Scrutiny & Fisher: The Court’s
Decision and its Implications. West’s Education Law Reporter, 299(2), 355-372.
Eckes, S., Nguyen, D.H.K., & Ulm, J. (2013). Fisher v. University of Texas: The potential for
social science research in race-conscious admissions. West’s Education Law Reporter, 288(1), 1-16.
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