Our People

The work of APIA Scholars would not be possible without the efforts and generosity of countless Scholars, advisors, institutions, and supportive companies and their dedicated employees. Learn more about the ones making a difference below:

Dr. Mike Hoa Nguyen

University of Denver, Assistant Professor, Morgridge College of Education

Mike Hoa Nguyen, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education, and a faculty affiliate at the Scrivner Institute for Public Policy and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality. Dr. Nguyen’s research examines the benefits and consequences of public policy instruments in expanding or constraining educational systems; where he has written extensively on Minority-Serving Institutions, race-conscious admissions, community colleges, and equitable federal funding models for colleges and universities.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Nguyen has a professional background in federal policy, having served in the Office of U.S. Congressman Michael M. Honda.  Currently, he serves as a Commissioner on the Denver Asian American and Pacific Islander Commission, on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), and continues to volunteer and provide research consulting for civil rights and educational organizations.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and his graduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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