Huong Tran Nguyen



Huong Tran Nguyen, Ph.D.

Prior to becoming a faculty member at CSULB, Dr. Nguyen brought over 21 years of experience as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, English language development specialist, professional development leader, and program specialist (administrator) in grades K-12 in three California urban public school districts. In 1994, while teaching at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, she was selected by her peers as National Outstanding Teacher of the Year and National Outstanding Teacher of Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language, an event sponsored by Disney in Washington, DC. Subsequently, she was invited to serve as a senior fellow (1995-96) at the U.S. Department of Education under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley during President Clinton's administration.

  • Interim Chair, Department of Teacher Education
  • Professor, Single Subject and Multiple Subject Credential Programs
  • Principal Investigator, Secondary Teacher Education for English Learner Integration (STEELI): Collaborative professional development project (College of Education, CLMER, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Local Educational Agencies).
  • Language proficiency: English, Vietnamese, French, and some Spanish