Peter Nguyen, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor & MSW Coordinator

Peter Nguyen, Professor & MSW Coordinator

Peter Nguyen received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his master's degree and Ph.D. in social work at the University of Houston. Nguyen joined the CHHS School of Social Work in 2015 as a professor and MSW Coordinator. Previously, Nguyen was associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.

Nguyen has worked in the non-profit sector throughout his career with a focus on helping abused children and their families. In addition, he is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker treating primarily Asian clients who have depression, self-mutilation tendencies, cultural dissonance, marital problems or parent-child relationship issues. Nguyen brings the above "real life" experiences into the classroom where he teaches classes on social work practice and social justice.

Teaching areas

  • Social work practice
  • social justice classes

Research Areas

  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Cultural, Acculturation and Assimilation Dynamics
  • Parenting Styles
  • Mental Health of Asian Americans