Jennifer C. Ng

Jennifer C. Ng
  • Professor

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Department Phone:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room #424
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Research interests:

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


Courses: 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

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.

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