Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline Nguyen is an associate professor in the Cognitive & Developmental Sciences program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Her scholarly pursuits examine how normative developmental processes across the lifespan are informed by sociocultural contexts. She specifically focuses on ethnic and cultural identity and parent-child relationships, largely in adolescence and early adulthood. The ultimate aim of this work is to expand mainstream narratives in developmental psychology to include the developmental experiences of individuals from immigrant, refugee, and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Dr. Nguyen has experience in qualitative, mixed-methods, and community-embedded research, having worked with community organizations in Madison and Philadelphia to conduct studies on Hmong and Latino immigrant families. She also has experience conducting program evaluations for non-profit community organizations. She has published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, and Hmong Studies Journal.

Dr. Nguyen received her doctorate in Educational Psychology (Human Development) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a National Science Foundation SBE Minority Postdoctoral Fellow (Saint Joseph’s University’s Child Development Laboratory).

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