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About Me

Federick Ngo
College of Education Headshot Fall 2021
September 17, 2021
(Josh Hawkins/UNLV Photo Services)

Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

My research examines higher education policy, with a focus on college access and community college students. I have active research projects on developmental education reform, undocumented students, and issues of equity in college access and success. This includes projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation. I have published original research articles in Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record, The Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, and Community College Review

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Southern California where I also received the USC Ph.D. Achievement Award, the highest honor given to USC Ph.D. graduates. I was formerly a high school math teacher in Oakland, CA, and all of my research interests are connected to and motivated by my time teaching high school.

I was honored to received the UNLV College of Education Early Career Award in 2020, the AERA Publications Committee Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2022 (for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis), and a Research Development Award from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

Here’s more about me in a feature called “The Interview” at UNLV.

Office: Carlson Education Building 326


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Ph.D. Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California

M.A. Economics, University of Southern California

M.A. International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University

M.A. Teaching of Mathematics, Stanford University

B.A. Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University