Jennifer C. Ng, PhD

School of Education and Human Sciences - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 424
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


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Related Information:




ELPS 743: Foundations of Multicultural Education

ELPS 745: Sociology of Education

ELPs 871: Introduction to Qualitative Research

Teaching Interests

  • Multicultural education
  • Diversity and equity in education
  • Qualitative research methods

Research Interests

  • Multicultural issues related to race, class, and other equity concerns in education
  • Qualitative research methodology

Selected Publications

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

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Selected Awards & Honors

Class of 2015
Leadership Kansas
2015 - 2016
Gene A. Budig Professorship
2011 - 2012
Keeler Intra-University Professorship
University of Kansas
2011 - 2012
Nominee, W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
University of Kansas
Faculty Achievement Award given for the Outstanding Teacher in the School of Education
University of Kansas

School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
Professor Lisa Wolf-Wendel is president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education
Alumni of the department head higher education institutions, school districts, and schools across the nation
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