Ph.D., Univ. of California, San Diego
M.A., Univ. of California, San Diego
B.A., Univ. of California, San Diego
Nhat-Dang Do, or Dang for short, earned his undergraduate degree and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Before graduate school, Dang served as a Senate Fellow in the California State Senate, where he worked to pass bills on topics ranging from human trafficking to educational resources. His research interests lie at the intersection of race and representation in American Politics. He explores the factors that induce racial and ethnic minorities to participate in politics and how these groups exert influence through lobbying.
Dang’s teaching philosophy emphasizes active learning to cultivate critical thinking, valuable skills, and theoretical understanding. He works tirelessly to create an inclusive learning environment in his classrooms. He aims to equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to become independent thinkers and responsible citizens. Dang teaches Congress and Public Policy and serves as the Director of the Legislative Internship Program.