Brown University
Public Policy

Tim Nguyen

Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

Areas of Interest: Finance, investments, managerial economics, strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, nonprofit strategic management, nonprofit marketing, healthcare delivery models and leadership, ethics and economics


Tim Nguyen is head of investments at the University of Connecticut Foundation, where he manages a multi-asset class portfolio. In 2009, he was recognized by Euromoney Institutional Investor for being a “Rising Star of Foundations and Endowment. Prior to joining the Foundation, Nguyen was with the Texas Treasury, where he initiated and led the firm's Alternative Investments Division. Before beginning his career in institutional investing, Mr. Nguyen learned the art of credit analysis and financial fraud at MBIA, BNP Paribas, Fitch Rating Agency, Texas Commerce Bank, American Skandia, and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Nguyen is also the research coordinator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Initiative System at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Partners Healthcare in Boston.

Nguyen holds an undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) in psychology and political science from the University of Houston. He earned an MA in Religion from Yale University, where he was the Henry Hallam Tweedy Scholar. Nguyen also earned a Master of Public Administration degree (with a focus in economics and public policy) from Columbia University, a MA in development studies from Brown University, and a MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Corporate Governance, Finance, and Management

Corporate Strategy

Economics of Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Finance, Economy, and Regulation

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations Capstone


Tim Nguyen, Benton Giap, Paul Hunter, Spencer Jaffe, and Voltaire Escalona, “Concierge Medicine as a Healthcare Service Delivery Model,” in Healthcare Reform: A New Model for Healthcare Delivery, Brain Injury Professional, Oxford Publishing (forthcoming 2015) 

Cristian Tiu, Gregg Fisher, and Tim Nguyen, “Risk Budgeting,” in Investment Risk Management , Oxford University Press, 2015