Dr. 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. Dr. Nguyen joined UNCW School of Social Work in 2015. Previously, Dr. Nguyen was associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Dr. Nguyen has worked in the non-profit sector throughout his career with a focus on helping abused children and their families. Dr. Nguyen brings the above "real life" experiences into the classroom where he teaches classes on social work practice and social justice. He continues his passion of helping others by having served on the New Hanover County Department of Social Services Board. Dr. Nguyen has also served in various administrative roles as MSW Coordinator and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Distance or Online Education at UNCW. Currently, Dr. Nguyen is the BSW Coordinator.