Federick Ngo

Professor, College of Education
Expertise: Higher education policy, College access and success, Community colleges

Biography

Federick Ngo is an assistant professor in UNLV's College of Education. His work examines the impact of higher education policy and practice on college access and success, with a focus on administrators and students at community colleges.

Ngo has studied topics including the implementation and impact of developmental/remedial education and developmental education reforms, the persistence and attainment of under-served students in the community college setting, undocumented students, and the role of math in college access. The former high school math teacher's research projects have been funded by entities such as the National Science Foundation, and he won the College of Education's Early Career Award in 2020.

His work has been featured in media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, Salon, Inside Higher Ed, and The Conversation.

Education

  • Ph.D., Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Economics, University of Southern California
  • M.A., International Education Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University
  • M.A., Teaching of Mathematics, Stanford University
  • B.A., Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University

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Federick Ngo In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
After Biden announced his plans this week, which include forgiving up to $20,000 to students who received Pell grants, there was an outpouring of mixed responses across the country, with many recent college graduates celebrating and economists concerned about the national debt.
Las Vegas Review Journal
After Biden announced his plans this week, which include forgiving up to $20,000 for students who received Pell Grants, a flurry of mixed responses erupted across the country, with many recent college graduates celebrating and economists worrying about the national debt.
Inside Higher Ed
Research brief looks at how the pandemic spurred states to accelerate efforts to consider measures other than standardized test scores in determining placement into first-year English and math.
The Hechinger Report
Florida study argues for restoring placement tests but lowering pass scores

Articles Featuring Federick Ngo

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Frederick Ngo poses in front of tables and chairs in a classroom.
People | April 15, 2019

The former high school teacher dove into education policy research after realizing that many of his students went on to college but later dropped out.