David H.K. Nguyen, JD, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of educational leadership in the Higher Education program at the University of North Dakota. He is also an affiliate assistant professor of law at the UND School of Law. Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on the policies and practices that address inequities of access in education for underrepresented students, with specific emphasis on the intersection of law and policy.
Dr. Nguyen has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in secondary education, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), and a Ph.D. in higher education policy studies all from Indiana University. As a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, he received a Master of Advanced Studies (LL.M. adv.) in European and international business law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Dr. Zelideh Martinez Hoy is an assistant professor for the Higher Education program at the University of North Dakota’s Department of Educational Leadership. Born in Mexico and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she pursued her bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Health Behavior at Indiana University. She has worked as a student affairs practitioner, higher education administrator, and individual and family resiliency counselor for immigrant families. Her research focuses on the impact of vicarious trauma in helping professionals with a focus on student affairs practitioners and public interest lawyers.