Jennifer C. Ng, PhD

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 424
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois, Champagne, Illinois, 2004
  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1998
  • B.A., English and Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1997

Research Interests

  • multicultural issues related to race, class, and other equity concerns in education
  • qualitative research methodology


Dept Number Course Name
ELPS 743 Foundations of Multicultural Education
ELPS 745 Sociology of Education
ELPS 871 Introduction to Qualitative Research

Related Information

Awards/Honors/Major Service

  • Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship, University of Kansas, 2011 Recipient
  • Keeler Intra-University Professorship, University of Kansas, 2010 Recipient
  • W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 2010 Nominee
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Kansas, 2009 Recipient

Recent Publications

  • Ng, J. and Peter, L. (2010). Should I stay or should I go? Examining the career choices of alternatively licensed teachers in urban schools. The Urban Review, 42, 123-142.
  • Ng, J. and Rury, J. (2009, Winter). Problematizing Payne and understanding poverty: An analysis with data from the 2000 census. Journal of Educational Controversy, 4 (1).
  • Ng, J., Lee, S. and Pak, Y. (2007). Dismantling the model minority and perpetual foreigner stereotypes: A critical review of literature on Asian Americans in education. Review of Research in Education, 31, 95-130.
  • Ng, J. (2006). Understanding the impact of accountability on preservice teachers' decisions about where to teach. The Urban Review, 38 (5). 353-372.
  • Ng, J. and Rury, J. (2006, July 20). Poverty and education: A critical analysis of the Ruby Payne phenomenon. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from ID# 12596. (Featured also in a special issue of Teachers College Record's most read articles of 2006)

Program Affiliation

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