Bio


Prof. Dzuong Nguyen was a graduate from the Law School, University of Saigon, South Vietnam. While in college, Mr. Nguyen has served as an Admin. Assistant at the US Agency for International Development (US AID) in Saigon.
During the wartime, he served as an Air Police Lieutenant in the South Vietnamese Air Force.
After the fall of Saigon in 1975, he was left behind and ended up spending 5 years in the so-called “re-education” camps under the new Communist regime. Dzuong Nguyen managed to escape from the camp and fled by boat to Thailand in 1980. He was resettled in America in Aug. 1980.
Two years after being resettled in America, Mr. Nguyen earned his Master’s degree in Education from the University of San Francisco and started his career by teaching English as a Second Language and Math at Galileo High School, San Francisco.
Currently, Mr. Nguyen is teaching Vietnamese Grammar and Literature at Stanford University, De Anza College and College of Alameda.
In addition to the role of a language instructor, Mr. Nguyen strongly advocates for Human Rights, Democracy and Freedom for Vietnam.
For the last 30 years, Mr. Nguyen has been deeply involved and elected into many chairmanship functions within the Vietnamese community in the Bay Area.
Dzuong Nguyen has received hundreds of recognition and awards from the government, media, and the community, including:
“Profile of Excellence” award from ABC Channel 7 San Francisco,
“The Most Effective Community Leader” from California Gov. Pete Wilson,
“Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year” from (Federal) Small Business Administration (SBA)
And many more…
For the last ten years, Mr. Nguyen has always been evaluated and rated highest on the scale of performance. He has a great affection for his students and vice-versa, his students greatly respect Mr. Nguyen's talents and his behavior. Mr. Nguyen's students are benefited from his teaching, not only for language skills but also for a broader knowledge of cultural aspects and history.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of Alameda (2008 - 2018)
  • Language Instructor, De Anza College (2008 - 2016)

2019-20 Courses