Peter Nguyen is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research is focused on identifying, understanding, and addressing primarly racial inequality in the postsecondary education context. Past work includes developing and administering a survey on diversity in nursing education, a multi-site case study of how racial equity, as the dominant ideological strategy to address racial inequality, manifests as an organizational-level phenomenon, and a case study of how the culture of historically Black colleges and universities promotes inclusive curriculum and pedagogy in STEM, which resulted in a co-authored book, Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action, that was recently published by Harvard University Press. He is currently conducting a longitudinal study on how low-income/first-generation college students from a large and urban community college district pursue their pathways to a four-year degree in STEM. Additionally, he is supporting a large-scale evaluation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Networks for School Improvement” program. Nguyen’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed outlets, including American Educational Research Journal, British Journal of Sociology of Education, and Review of Research in Education. In 2017, he was recognized as an Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.