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David Nguyen, Ph.D.

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Dean of University College; Associate Professor of Higher Education/Student Affairs, Counseling and Higher Education, Patton College of Education; CTLA Research Partnership -- Student Use of and Perspectives on ChatGPT and AI
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Research Areas: Sense of Belonging

CTLA Partnership: Student Use of and Perspectives on ChatGPT and AI

Nguyen received his Ph.D. in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University in 2016. He holds a master's degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Marketing from Syracuse University. Before pursuing a doctoral degree, David held positions in career services at MIT, student activities at Tufts University and tax consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Recent Publications:

Nguyen, D. J. (2021). Low-income students thriving in postsecondary educational environments. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 

Ryan A. Miller, Sandra L. Dika, David J. Nguyen, Michael Woodford & Kristen A. Renn. (2021) LGBTQ+ college students with disabilities: demographic profile and perceptions of well-being, Journal of LGBT Youth, 18:1, 60-77, DOI: 10.1080/19361653.2019.1706686.

Hill, R. L., Nguyen, D. J., Kilgo, C. A., Lange, A. C., Shea, H. D., Renn, K. A., & Woodford, M. R. (2021). How LGBTQ+ students thrive in college. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 58(3), 267-281.

Additional Profiles:

David Nguyen Patton College Faculty Profile