Thanh Nguyen

I have been continuously teaching at a university and college setting since 2007 beginning at Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island. Other institutions where I have had the pleasure of teaching undergraduate and graduate economics (industrial organizations; law & economics; and financial economics), business, and public policy courses include Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Wesleyan University, and the University of Vermont.  Simultaneously, I have more than 26 years of experience in finance (e.g., investment banking and credit restructuring), investments (portfolio manager), and the nonprofit/public sector (executive).

I am currently on the board of the UAFRS (Uniform Adjusted Financial Reporting Standards) Council which is an alternative set of standards for reviewing and analyzing financial statements aimed at creating more reliable and comparable reports of corporate financial activity. Concurrently, I serve as the Research Coordinator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Initiative System nestled at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital located in Boston, MA (which is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the United States and is the official teaching partner of the Harvard Medical School).






Business Administration

Educational Background

In addition to a doctoral degree (Business Administration) from Case Western Reserve University, I hold five other graduate degrees:  Brown University (International Development), Columbia University (Public Policy & Public Administration), Northwestern University (Strategy & Marketing), Yale University (Religion), and University of Pennsylvania (Law). My undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology (as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, and the National Golden Key Society) is from the University of Houston, magna cum laude.

I am...

I am excited about the learning process and wish to share this excitement with others.

I am thrilled and honored to teach college students and to show how businesses in fact could serve as agents of social change and for world benefit.

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

I am an expert in Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Management Leadership.

My expertise:

Broadly, my area of research is “Design & Innovation,” “Sustainable Management”, and “Management Leadership.”

Signature course(s):

My signature courses at Alma College consist of the following: 1) BUS-121: Values Driven Organizations 2) BUS-380-1: Technology, Management, and Society; and 3) BUS 380-2: The Diverse Workplace: Gender, Race, and the Modern Corporation

Recent publications:

Gregg Fisher, Tim Nguyen, and Cristian Tiu, “Risk Budgeting”, in Investment Risk Management, UK: Oxford Press, 2015.

Nguyen, Tim, Benton Giap, Paul Hunter, and Spencer Jaffe, “Concierge Medicine as Healthcare Delivery Service Model,” Brain Injury Professional, Oxford Press, 2015.

Creative work:

“Leading With Empathy: Towards Ethical Decision-Making” (in progress)

“From Plato to Peter Drucker: Liberalizing Management Education” (under review), 2021.

Other recent accomplishments:

I am currently the Legal Humanities Fellow at the Collegium Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctor of Management Fellow of Nonprofit Management, and a Doctor of Management Fowler Fellow for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University.