Tim “Thanh” Nguyen

Tim “Thanh” Nguyen

Tim “Thanh” Nguyen

Academic Director of the Professor of
Practice Program, Middlebury College
Former CIO, Rhode Island Employee
Retirement Fund

Tim “Thanh” Nguyen joined Middlebury College in September 2016 from Brown University where he held the title of the Amhowitz Faculty Fellow in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. Affiliated with Brown University beginning in 2007, he taught in the Economics Department, the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, the Executive Master of Science & Technology, and the Brown | Instituto de Empresa Executive MBA program. He also held the academic title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance and Recruitment and Program Officer of the Master of Science in Finance while at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Nguyen also serves as a Lecturer at The University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, focusing on Finance & Governmental Accounting.

Nguyen has had a long and distinguished career on Wall Street and has more than 26 years of experience in finance and executive management. He has held multiple board seats on various for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. 

In 2016, he also served as the Chief Investment Officer of the State of Rhode Island. Prior to joining this public fund, he worked at two other large not-for-profit institutions—the University of Connecticut Foundation and the Texas Treasury. He currently serves as the Research Coordinator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Initiative System connected with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital located in Boston, MA (which is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the United States and is the official teaching partner of the Harvard Medical School) and has been doing this since early 2010. 

By way of academic distinction, he is the Legal Humanities Fellow at the Collegium Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctor of Management Fellow of Nonprofit Management, and a Doctor of Management Fowler Fellow for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University. 

He earned his graduate degrees from Brown University (Development Studies), Columbia University (Public Policy & Public Administration), Northwestern University (Management), Yale University (Religion), and University of Pennsylvania (Law). His undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology (as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, and the National Golden Key Society) is from the University of Houston, magna cum laude.  

About Middlebury College

Middlebury is an undergraduate college; a graduate school for international studies; a home for immersive language study; a graduate school for the study of literature, literacy, and pedagogy; a leader of schools abroad sites that span the globe; and a home for the oldest and most prestigious writers’ conference in the world.

Middlebury is an institution that prepares students to address the world’s most challenging problems, and it does so by engaging them in the life of the mind and soul. 

At Middlebury, they are committed to educating students in the tradition of the liberal arts, which embodies a method of discourse as well as a group of disciplines; in their scientifically and mathematically oriented majors, just as in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and the languages, they emphasize reflection, discussion, and intensive interactions between students and faculty members. Their vibrant residential community, remarkable facilities, and the diversity of their co-curricular activities and support services all exist primarily to serve these educational purposes.

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