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Francis Tri Nguyen, FSC, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 215-951-1106

Francis Tri Nguyen, FSC, a recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health doctoral fellowship, earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With the support of a National Science Foundation dissertation grant, he completed a research in the area sociology of health, specifically people’s social support and best coping strategies when dealing with stressful situations. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He has presented and published papers in the areas of health, spirituality, and the Children of the Great Depression.

In recent years, he has conducted research on Lasallian universities identity in the 21st century in the U.S., Mexico, France, Spain, Philippines, and Columbia. The analytical research paper stemming from this research project was published in English, French, and Spanish (the English version can be accessed at

He is currently writing a paper on “Lasallian Universities and Globalization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Responsibilities.”

He is currently a member of the American Counseling Association and of the American Sociological Association.