Thanh Nguyen

I have been teaching at a university and college setting since 2007 beginning at Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island. Simultaneously, I have more than 26 years of work experience (on Wall Street and in nonprofit/public sector settings).

I am on the board of the UAFRS (Uniform Adjusted Financial Reporting Standards) Council. UAFRS is an alternative set of standards for reviewing and analyzing financial statements aimed at creating more reliable and comparable reports of corporate financial activity.

I currently advise corporate, nonprofit, and public sector organizations with their pension and endowment programs. Away from the investment domain, I serve as the Research Coordinator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Initiative System connected with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital located in Boston, MA (which is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the US and is the official teaching partner of the Harvard Medical School) and have been working there since 2010.






Business Administration

Educational Background

I earned my graduate degrees from Brown University (Development Studies), Columbia University (Public Policy & Public Administration), Northwestern University (Management), 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 honor to teach college students and to show how businesses in fact could serve as agents of social change.

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

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

My expertise:

I will earn my doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve in Spring 2022.  Broadly, my area of research is “Design & Innovation” and “Sustainable Management”.

Signature course(s):

My signature course at Alma College is Business Foundations.

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.